Exhibit Captures the Birth of the Blue Jay

Grauer’s Blue Jay: A Hopkins Tradition, an exhibit of Blue Jay memorabilia from journalist, author, and editorial cartoonist Neil A. Grauer, opens at the MSE Library on January 28 and runs through May 25, 2009. Since the 1920s, the mascot of The Johns Hopkins University has been the feisty Blue Jay—sporting black-and-blue plumage to match […]


Friends of the Libraries Recent Acquisitions on Display

Each year the Friends of the Johns Hopkins Libraries generously designate 20 percent of member contributions to fund the purchase of special collections materials. Recommendations for purchase are made by librarians in special collections and research services, in consultation with faculty and graduate students. Twelve selected items that were purchased this year are on display […]


Exhibit: Bound to Please

Bound to Please November 6, 2008 – February 3, 2009 The George Peabody Library Exhibition Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Bound to Please explores the art of finishing, from simple adornments on vellum bindings to exquisite gilt-tooled bindings. […]


Johns Hopkins Awards Student Book Collectors

Open to all undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a degree program at Johns Hopkins, the 2008 Betty and Edgar Sweren Student Book Collecting Contest attracted 26 entries from six academic divisions. Participants wrote essays describing how and why the collection was assembled and submitted a bibliography of up to 50 titles and a wish […]


Baltimore: A Cartographer’s Delight

Map Display Provides Window to Baltimore’s Past Baltimore’s straight-line boundaries, vertical orientation, and variety of water features are the perfect elements for great graphical presentation. Baltimore: A Cartographer’s Delight features Baltimore city maps from the Sheridan Libraries’ extensive collection of more than 215,000 maps. Part of the Baltimore Festival of Maps, the exhibit opens March […]


Exhibit and Symposium: Harmony to the Eyes

Harmony to the Eyes: Charting Palladio’s Architecture from Rome to Baltimore March 14-June 17, 2008 The George Peabody Library Exhibition Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, Noon-5pm Opening Reception Wednesday, March 26 6:00pm – Opening Reception 7:00pm – Illustrated Lecture by the Exhibition Curators RSVP for the reception to Stacie Spence, sspence@jhu.edu or 410-516-7943 Beautiful first […]


Friends of the Library: Recent Acquisitions Display on M-level

Each year the Friends of the Johns Hopkins Libraries generously designates 20% of member contributions to fund the purchase of special collections materials. The display, located on the main level of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library and exhibiting through January 31, presents four selected items from the twelve that were purchased this year. These selections […]


Renaissance Men: Classical Form in Art and Anatomy

This student-curated exhibit features lavishly illustrated 16th- and 17th-century works from the Sheridan Libraries Special Collections and the Johns Hopkins Institute of the History of Medicine. Seniors Gillian Maguire and Whitney Shaffer served as curators with Elizabeth Rodini, associate director of the Program in Museums and Society and senior lecturer in the History of Art […]