Exhibitions

THE JOHN CARTER BROWN LIBRARY staff and invited curators prepare public exhibitions of material selected from the collections.

The Library’s newest exhibition, Printers' Devils and Printers' Delights: The Book in Spanish America, draws on the John Carter Brown Library's unparalleled collection of Spanish American imprints to explore aspects of the history of the book in the region that are rarely examined elsewhere. The exhibition addresses topics such as the printing houses and printing presses; paper, ink, and type; the often-anonymous apprentices and journeymen; bookbinding, and more. Visit this exhibition in the Reading Room from December 2014 to April 2015.

Recent exhibitions may also be visited virtually. The online version serves as a record of an exhibition and ensures that our audience will be able to view the treasures of the John Carter Brown Library from any place on earth with internet access. Many of these books may be seen in their entirety online on the JCB's Internet Archive site.

December 2014-April 2015
Kenneth C. Ward
April 2014-October 2014
Jeremy Mumford, with assistance of Susan Danforth and Kenneth C. Ward
January 30, 2014-April 2014
Malick W. Ghachem (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), guest curator, assistance from Susan Danforth (Curator of Maps and Prints, John Carter Brown Library)
September 2013-October 2013
Kimberly Nusco
September 2013-December 2013
K. Dian Kriz, with assistance from Elena Daniele and Susan Danforth
May to September 2013
Dennis Landis
September 2010
Caroline Frank
January 2013 to April 2013
Amy Turner Bushell, Independent Research Scholar, and Susan Danforth, Curator of Maps, John Carter Brown Library.
January 2007-May 2007
Ken Ward and Adrián López-Denis with a team of ten Brown students.