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.

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
March to September 2009
Kenneth C. Ward