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Exhibitions & Events: Past exhibitions

Max Eastman's Century: A Lilly Library Themester Exhibition
September 9 - November 21, 2015, Lilly Library Lincoln Room

One Hundred Books Famous in Children's Literature
June 22, 2015 - September 26, 2015

100 Years of Orson Welles: Master of Stage, Sound, and Screen
January 20 - May 20, 2015 (Main Gallery)

The Speculative Worlds of Margaret Atwood
January 28 - February 20, 2015

Spiritualists, Sorcerers, and Stage Magicians: Magic and the Supernatural at the Lilly Library
June 2 - August 30, 2014

Raintree County: A Celebration of the Life and Work of Ross Lockridge, Jr.
January 21 - May 19, 2014

Visualizing Disease
September 9-December 20, 2013

The Groiler Hundred
April 22 - August 24, 2013 (Main Gallery)

Print Culture East and West
January - April 15, 2013 (Main Gallery)

The War of 1812 in the Collections of the Lilly Library
September 18 - December 15, 2012   (Main Gallery)

Outsiders and Others: Arkham House, Weird Fiction, and the Legacy of H.P. Lovecraft
August 13 - November 1, 2012    (Foyer and Ball Room)

Conducted by Charles Dickens: An Exhibition to Commemorate the Bicentennial of His Birth
January 23 through May 5, 2012   (Main Gallery)

James I and the English Bible
October 17 through December 21, 2011   (Main Gallery)

Literary Sketches: Authors as Artists
May 23 through September 3, 2011   (Main Gallery)

Critical Collections
August 2011   (Lincoln Room)

Strange Realities of the Universe: A Brief Exploration of Science Fiction
May 2011   (Lincoln Room)

Offset Printed Artists' Books: Production Not Reproduction
January through May 8, 2011    (Main Gallery)

Gilding the Lilly, A Hundred Medieval and Illuminated Manuscripts in the Lilly Library
October 1–December 18, 2010    (Main Gallery and Lincoln Room)

Straw Leaves, Table-Bugs, and Birch-Bark Poems: Sustainability at the Lilly Library
September 1–October 11, 2010    (Slocum Room)

Of Cabbages and Kings: Unexpected Treasures of the Lilly Library
May 24–September 4, 2010

The World's Fair in America
July 18 through August 2010    (Lincoln Room)

Food in Bloom
June 2–12, 2010    (Lincoln Room)

One Book, One Bloomington and Beyond (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay)
January–April 2010    (Lincoln Room)

From Cai Lun to Ukiyoe: Paper and Print in East Asia
April 15 to May 15, 2010    (Slocum Room)

Treasures of the Lilly Library
January 19 to May 8, 2010    (Main Gallery)

Music for the Worms: A Darwin "Themester" Exhibit at the Lilly Library
November 18 to December 19, 2009    (Lincoln Room)

The Remarkable Characters of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
September 21 to December 19, 2009    (Main Gallery)

The Revolutionists: Celebrating the Lessons of Haitian Culture Through Art, History, Religion, and Language
November 2009    (Lincoln Room)

Just Around the Corner: An exhibition of resources available for the social and cultural history of the Great Depression
October to November 7, 2009    (Lincoln Room)

Goblins, Grimm & Alice: The Genius of Arthur Rackham
September 6 to October 6, 2009    (Lincoln Room)

Are We There Yet? The Age of the Automobile
May 26 to September 5, 2009    (Main Gallery)

Revolutions and Solutions: A Celebration of the World's Most Iconic Puzzle
April 8 to August 15, 2009    (Slocum Puzzle Room)

Remembering Lincoln
January 26 to May 9, 2009

Anatomia Animata: Anatomy and Medicine in William Harvey's Century
September 19 to December 20, 2008 (See also the Online Exhibition)

Blue at the Mizzen: Patrick O'Brian and the 19th Century Naval World
May to September 6, 2008

Beyond the Boundaries: British Women Writers of the 18th and 19th Centuries
January to May, 2008

Keeping Time: Books on Clocks and Time
September 24 - December 15, 2007 (Exhibition Checklist & Introductory Description)

Mustard Gas and Roses: The Life and Works of Kurt Vonnegut
May 21 - September 8, 2007    (Main Gallery)

From Liberty Recipes to Betty Crocker: American Cookbooks, 1918-1950
May - October, 2007    (Lincoln Room)

The Art of Leadership: An Exhibition from the Senatorial Papers of Birch Bayh, United States Senator from Indiana, 1963-1980
January 22 to May 5, 2007    (Main Gallery)

Writings and Correspondence of Arthur Miller
November 10 to 18, 2006   (Ball Room)

The Works of Harold Pinter
October 6 to 14, 2006   (Ball Room)

Archives and Special Collections Month
October 2 to 31, 2006   (Foyer)

Elegant Design: John Baskerville Tercentennial
October 2 to 31, 2006   (Lincoln Room)

Places of the Imagination & Imaginary and Constructed Languages
June 12 to September 2, 2006   (Main Gallery)

Bloomington Early Music Festival
May 19 to June 20, 2006   (Ball Room)

Disbound and Dispersed: The Leaf Book Considered
April 14 to May 26, 2006   (Main Gallery)

Hungarian Culture
April 27 to May 15, 2006   (Lincoln Room)

Connections: An Exhibition of Collaborative Design
April 10 to May 6, 2006   (Lounge)

Variations on Blackness
March 22 to April 24, 2006   (Lincoln Room)

A Legacy of Honor: Lee H. Hamilton, U.S. House of Representatives 1965-1998
January 17 to April 1, 2006   (Main Gallery)

ArtsWeek: Thornton Wilder, Ned Rorem and J.D. McClatchy
February 15 to March 20, 2006   (Lincoln Room)

The Art of the Book in the Near East
February 6 to the 28th, 2006   (Ball Room)

Ben Franklin, Printer: An Exhibition Celebrating His Tercentenary
January 9 to February 15, 2006   (Lincoln Room)

Celebrating the 250th Birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
January 9 to February 4, 2006   (Ball Room)

Gunpowder, Treason and Plot: 400th Anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot
November 1 to December 17, 2005   (Ball Room)

16th to Early 19th Century Works on Brazil
September 20 to October 30, 2005   (Ball Room)

400th Annniversary of Miguel de Cervantes' Masterpiece Don Quixote
September 16 to December 17, 2005   (Lincoln Room)

Comic Books from the Michael E. Uslan Collection
September 12 to December 17, 2005   (Main Gallery)

Not Just for Children: Pop-Up and Moveable Books
May 23 to August 27, 2005   (Main Gallery)

Bob Shanks: A Life in Television
April-May 2005   (Lincoln Room)

Pal Joey
April 2005   (Lincoln Room)

Making Democracy Work: The Congressional Papers of Lee H. Hamilton
April 4 to May 31, 2005   (Lounge)

"Master Harold" and the Boys
February 22 to March 18, 2005   (Lincoln Room)

Illuminated Panels of American Historical Documents
January 14, 2005   (Lounge)

Emily Hahn: A Life of Adventure and Writing
January 14 to March 31, 2005   (Main Gallery)

H. J. Muller, Geneticist
January 22 to 31, 2005   (Lincoln Room)

The Powerful Lesson of the Eye: French Artists' Books in the Lilly Library
September 15 to December 20, 2004   (Main Gallery)

The Art of Illustration: Arthur William Brown September 3 to December 20, 2004   (Lounge)

Kahveh, Choclatl, Ch'a: The New Flavors Arrive
May 24 to September 4, 2004   (Main Gallery & Lounge) (Exhibition checklist)

Between Temperance and Gorgeous Drunkards: An Exhibition on Beer, Wine and Spirits
May 24 to September 4, 2004   (Lincoln Room) ( Exhibition checklist)

Mad Hatter's Tea Party
May 24 to September 4, 2004   (Ball Room) (Exhibition checklist)

Ceramic Intersections
March 12 to April 9, 2004   (Lounge) (Exhibition checklist)

The Limited Editions Club, Featuring Black Authors and Artists
February 1 to March 1, 2004   (Lincoln Room)

ROCKET FOUR: Making Artist Books
January 20 to March 5, 2004   (Lounge)

Treasures of the Lilly Library
January 12 to May 8, 2004   (Main Gallery) (Exhibition checklist)

China Memories
October 31 to December 22, 2003   (Lounge)

September 22 to October 29, 2003   (Lounge)

Notable Medical Books
September 22 to December 22, 2003   (Main Gallery) (Exhibition checklist)

Spies and Secret Agents: James Bond and Beyond
May 27 to September 13, 2003   (Main Gallery & Lincoln Room) (Exhibition checklist)

Pop-Up Books
May 19 to September 13, 2003   (Lounge)

On the Road at the Lilly Library
February 4 to May 10, 2003   (Lincoln Room)
The original manuscript of Jack Kerouac's novel "On the Road", provided courtesy of the James Irsay family.

"One Hundred Books Famous in English Literature"
January 13 to May 17, 2003   (Main Gallery & Lincoln Room) (Exhibition checklist)

Passion and Purity: Women's Sexualities in America
January 13 to March 22, 2003   (Main Gallery) (Exhibition checklist)

The Century Was Two Years Old: Victor Hugo 1802-1885
September 16 to December 14, 2002   (Main Gallery ) (Exhibition checklist)

The Poetry of Sylvia Plath
September 2 to November 23, 2002   (Lounge)

Cartoons and Comics
May 20 to September 8, 2002   (Main Gallery and Lounge)

Music Makers, Dreamers of Dreams: Five Centuries of Music
January 14 to May 5, 2002   (Main Gallery and Lounge)

The Beat Generation at the Lilly Library
January 7 to March 30, 2002   (Lincoln Room) (Exhibition checklist)

Math! The History of Mathematics in Science and Literature
October 1 to December 15, 2001   (Main Gallery) (Exhibition checklist) (Related web sites)

Puzzles Old and New: Mechanical Puzzles for Mathematicians-- and Everyone Else
Loaned by the Slocum Puzzle Foundation, Beverly Hills, California
October 1 to December 15, 2001   (Lounge) (Related web sites)

4000 Years of Miniature Books
June 18 to September 15, 2001   (Main Gallery) (Exhibition checklist) (Online exhibition)

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