Exhibitions

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


As the inaugural event of a project entitled 'Exploring the Four Elements,' the exhibition, Subterranean Worlds, showcases the John Carter Brown Library's collection of texts, illustrations, and maps that open a window onto the quest for metals below the surface of the earth in the colonial Americas.

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.

May to August 2012
James Delbourgo, with Susan Danforth
September 2011 to December 2011
Dennis C. Landis
April 2010 to October 2011
Kenneth C. Ward
October 2010 to March 2011
Dennis Landis
July to October 2011
Kenneth C. Ward
May to June 2011
Susan Danforth
January to April 2010
Susan Danforth
October to December 2009
Michael T. Hamerly