Mondays at Beinecke: Points of Contact/Points of View with Nancy Kuhl, Bill Landis, and Jae Rossman
Monday, February 14, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
“Points of Contact, Points of View: Asking Questions in Yale Library Special Collections” is the inaugural exhibition in the Hanke Exhibition Gallery, the gift of Lynn Hanke, a member of the University Library Council, and her husband, Robert Hanke ’60B.A. The gallery is located in the ground floor Sterling Memorial Library.
This exhibition is organized by Nancy Kuhl, Curator of Poetry, Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Library; Bill Landis, Associate Director for Public Service, Manuscripts & Archives; and Jae Rossman, Director, Department of Area Studies and Humanities Research Support (DASHRS), Yale University Library. This exhibition mines Yale Library special collections’ complexity, depth, and diversity to reveal and explore instances of unique expression and meaningful cultural intersection.It also celebrates and enacts the dynamic research process and demonstrates the ways our collections inspire and activate questioning and critical thinking.Points of Contact, Points of View uncovers and lifts up many perspectives on our shared human history, introducing extraordinary voices and collections. The exhibition uses the foundation of research—asking questions—to provide views into Yale Library’s outstanding collections and into the research processes that allow us to continually understand these collections in new ways.Organized around broad topics that are of abiding interest to researchers—cultural knowledge and ways of knowing, varieties of self-expression, direct records of experience, and the distinct but interrelated matters of injustice and forms of protest—the exhibition celebrates Yale Library’s special collections as sites of questioning and critical thinking, creativity and curiosity, activism and understanding.
The exhibition organizers’ presentation beginning at 4:00 pm, will be followed by conversation and Q&A from 4:30 to 5:00 pm.