Exhibits

Exhibits tell the unique stories of our diverse collections. Visit one today.
Abstract red menstrual pad on purple underpants.

Out for Blood

Through Saturday, Oct 1, 2022
Location: Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
A female professor at HBS

From Inquiry to Action

Through Monday, Oct 31, 2022
Location: Baker Library and Special Collections
Three men standing on the deck of a ship stare at a bearded giant appearing from behind a mountain.

Through seas never sailed before:

Through Friday, Nov 18, 2022
Location: Houghton Library
picture of a book interior, with a drawing of a jimson weed

Virtual: Unweeded — Guides to Villainous Vegetation

Through Saturday, Dec 3, 2022
Location: Lamont Library
Photograph of a man in orange monk's robes

Virtual: Learning a Life — Interacting with the Hindu Guru on the Shelf and in Practice

Through Saturday, Dec 3, 2022
Location: Lamont Library
Wood carving of a griffin with its mouth open and claws clutching the stem of an ink ball.

Houghton Library Lobby Gallery

Through Friday, Dec 9, 2022
Location: Houghton Library
Map of Hawaii

Virtual: Paradise Sought and Collected

Through Saturday, Dec 17, 2022
Location: Lamont Library
A Woman stands in front of an astronomy exhibition, looking up at a model of Saturn and other planets.

Harvard Lives

Through Sunday, Jan 1, 2023
Location: Harvard University Archives
Person in drag wearing black wig, pearls, and red dress holds up powder puff.

American Drag

Through Friday, Jan 6, 2023
Location: Houghton Library
blue button that reads Tammy Baldwin for US Senate

Virtual: Redefining the Table—Diversifying U.S. Elections in the 2010s

Through Tuesday, Feb 14, 2023
Location: HKS Library and Research Services
Widener Library lobby image from above

Inside Widener Library

Through Wednesday, Feb 15, 2023
Location: Widener Library
A fanciful map of the world featuring animals

Virtual: How Mapmakers Used Animals to Document the World

Through Wednesday, Feb 15, 2023
Location: Harvard Map Collection
Manuscript map of Bavaria from 1813

Virtual: Annotating the Landscape

Through Wednesday, Feb 15, 2023
Location: Harvard Map Collection
Prester John map

Virtual: The Story of Prester John

Through Wednesday, Feb 15, 2023
Location: Harvard Map Collection
black and white photograph of the moon

Virtual: Mapping the Moon in Black and White

Through Wednesday, Feb 15, 2023
Location: Harvard Map Collection
Yellow button that reads "Remember Rodney King. Racial justice now, from Boston to L.A.

Political Movements and Protest Pins since 1960

Through Wednesday, Feb 15, 2023
Location: HKS Library and Research Services
A montage of 6 images of Indian women, including a group of women in saris sit outside sifting grain, and others posing by themselves or in pairs.

Virtual: Singing the Story of Dhrangadhra

Through Friday, Jun 30, 2023
Location: Loeb Music Library
Mosaic of covers of plays

Virtual: Reading Plays to Write Plays

Through Friday, Mar 1, 2024
Location: Lamont Library
Four women authors

Virtual: Ubuntu—A Look at the Women Who Raised Me

Through Friday, Mar 1, 2024
Location: Lamont Library
classical relief

Virtual: A Foreign Nostalgia

Through Friday, Mar 1, 2024
Location: Lamont Library
Covers of Peri Rossi's books

Virtual: Searching for Peri Rossi in the World

Through Saturday, Mar 9, 2024
Location: Lamont Library
Books arranged on a table

Virtual: Winter Twig Keys

Through Saturday, Mar 9, 2024
Location: Houghton Library
title page of an illustrated Moby Dick

Virtual: The Nearest Way Home—Literature and the Travel-book

Through Sunday, Apr 21, 2024
Location: Houghton Library
detail of an illustration of two men with Arabic text

Virtual: Picturing the Sultan

Through Wednesday, Dec 31, 2025
Location: Fine Arts Library