Category Archives: Exhibitions

Flann O’Brien exhibit at Burns Library

The John J. Burns Library at Boston College is highlighting Irish novelist, playwright, and satirist Flann O’Brien in an exhibit on display now through June 8. “Genius of Genre: The Pen Names and Personas of Flann O’Brien” will examine O’Brien, [the pseudonym … Continue reading

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Roycroft founder Elbert Hubbard

Writer and publisher Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915) is known for founding Roycroft, a community of artists and craftspeople in East Aurora, New York. He established a press and wrote and produced two magazines, The Philistine and The Fra, as well as … Continue reading

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Nathaniel Hawthorne & Frederick Douglass

Two seminal 19th-century works – both significant in the evolution of American thought and writing, but rarely considered in relation to one another – are the focus of a Burns Library exhibition, “Nathaniel Hawthorne and Frederick Douglass: Texts and Contexts.” … Continue reading

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#WeWereBC

A new exhibition on display this fall in Stokes Hall chronicles the first 100 years of Boston College’s history, a period during which a small, urban, day school for boys developed into a sprawling, suburban university serving a largely residential and coeducational … Continue reading

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Book art by Barbara Adams Hebard

Two book bindings by Burns Library Conservator Barbara Adams Hebard are on display at 23 Sandy Gallery, a fine art gallery in Portland, Oregon. Hebard’s work is part of Showcase 16, an exhibition of members of the Northwest Chapter of the Guild of … Continue reading

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Gerard Manley Hopkins

In celebration of the Jesuit poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, SJ, Boston College is hosting “The Jesuit Victorian Poet: Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889) 125th Anniversary,” a special exhibition of items from its collection related to Fr. Hopkins and his family. On display now until Sept. 30 are … Continue reading

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History through the lens of comic books

BC students in Professor of History Heather Cox Richardson’s Making History Public class have created “Revealing America’s History Through Comics”– an exhibition based on the historical study of comic books from the 1940s to present day. Using popular Marvel and DC … Continue reading

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