Exhibits

Monsters & Machines Inspired Display

Posted May 24, 2018

Come visit our newest display in Dimond Library near the main entrance. The display highlights British Literature III: Monsters and Machines, an online summer course taught by professor James Krasner.

The Monsters and Machines course material has a strong connection to our library collection. The library display features the main books explored in the class (Dracula, Frankenstein, Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde), as well as movies (Alien, 28 Days Later).

Many secondary sources that focus on monsters and culture were are also added in this display, including items from our Special Collections and Multimedia Center, as well as books in print and electronic format.

Items available to borrow:

Other items on display include:

  • Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; with pictures by Berni Wrightson. This book is a must-see! It features 50 detailed pen and ink illustrations and took the artist, Berni Wrightson, 7 years to complete.
  • Monster Talk - Pop-up book. This book is part of the Carel Chapman Movable Books Collection, which contains over eighteen hundred pop-up and movable books dating from the 1800s to the present.

Come explore the wide variety of items we have in our collection!

Photography Exhibit on NH Cultural Diversity

Posted March 21, 2018

April 5—May 31
The University Museum is sponsoring a photography exhibition on the cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity of the Granite State. The exhibition features the work of New Hampshire photographer Becky Field, who has been documenting the lives of the state’s immigrant and refugee families since 2012.

In a state known for low cultural diversity, Field uses her camera to illustrate and celebrate the lives of new Americans. She has been welcomed into homes of recent immigrants and refugees and has photographed traditional and sacred ceremonies. A book of her photographs, Different Roots, Common Dreams: New Hampshire’s Cultural Diversity, has won two national awards.

Opening Reception

Thursday, April 12, 5-7 p.m.
University Museum, Dimond Library

Field will discuss her work, and the Himalayan Heritage Music Group will play traditional South Asian music. The event is free and open to the public.

This exhibit is sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, the University Museum, and UNH Special Collections.

For more information about this exhibit, email Dale Valena or call 603-862-1081.

A Brilliant Life Goes on Tour

Posted November 29, 2017

photo collage of Amy beach from 3 periods of her life from young to old

A Brilliant Life: The Musical Career of New Hampshire's Amy Beach

New Hampshire Tour 2018

This is a traveling panel exhibit about the life of Amy Beach, America's first woman to write a symphony. The exhibit was planned in honor of Beach's 150th birthday by the University of New Hampshire's Special Collections and the University Museum.

Panel Set One

December (2017) - Durham Public Library
January - New Durham Public Library
February - Gilford Public Library
March - Concord Public Library
April - Gordon-Nash Public Library, New Hampton
May - Philbrick-James Public Library, Deerfield
June - Smyth Public Library, Candia
July - Langdon Public Library, Newington
August - Plaistow Public Library
September - Somersworth Public Library
October - Whipple Free Library, New Boston
November - G. H. Bixby Memorial Library, Francestown

Panel Set Two

January - Conant Library, Winchester
February - Olivia Rodham Memorial Library, Nelson
March - Tucker Free Library, Henniker
April - available
May - Campton Public Library
June - Lincoln Public Library
July - Cook Memorial Library, Tamworth
August - Goodwin Library, Farmington
September - James A. Tuttle Library, Antrim
October - New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord
November - available

More Exhibit Info

Please contact Dale.Valena@unh.edu if you would like more information.

The months of April and November are available. There is no fee for the exhibit. Each borrowing institution is responsible for delivering the panels to the next venue.

The tour can be extended into 2019 if there is interest - Amy will be just a year older!

Marie Harris Presents Amy Beach in Words & Music

Monday, December 18, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. (snow date December 19)
Marie Harris, former NH Poet Laureate, brings Amy Beach to life in her original one-woman show celebrating the remarkable life and music of the New Hampshire composer. Arrive early and you can enjoy the Amy Beach exhibit before the show!