Proposals due Nov. 28 for student-curated exhibits in Sterling Library

  • View of wall display cases in exhibition corridor, with name of exhibition "Matters of Color" partially visible. Inside cases are displays of white paper with colorful geometric shapes
November 17, 2022

Yale Library is now accepting proposals from students to curate a 2023 Student Research at Yale Library exhibit in Sterling Memorial Library’s exhibition corridor. Submit a proposal by Nov. 28.

The student-curated exhibit programs offers students high-profile opportunities to share their research with a larger audience and to learn the tools and techniques involved in the unique narrative form of an exhibition. The program includes a curator’s talk and exhibit opening reception for members of the campus community and general public.

For the 2023  Student Research at Yale Library exhibit, two students will be selected to curate two exhibit cases each, based on an already completed paper or project. This opportunity is open to Yale College students in the classes of 2024 and 2025 and to graduate and professional students. Selected students will work with advisors and the library’s exhibition production team during the spring semester. The resulting exhibit will be installed in the exhibition corridor in Oct. 2023 and on view through April 2024.

Student-curated exhibits are among the most popular stops for visitors to the public spaces of Sterling Library. Now on view in the exhibition corridor (through Oct. 30) is We Are Everywhere: Lesbians in the Archive, curated by Gabrielle Colangelo ’22 and based on her senior essay. The 2022 student research exhibit, Matters of Color/Color Matters, curated by Liam Hannigan ’25, Jennifer Le ’25, and Whitney Toutenhoofd ’25, will open on Nov. 7, with a curators’ talk and reception on Nov. 30 at 4:30 pm.   

Read more about Yale Library’s student exhibit programs. Email questions to Exhibition Production Manager Kerri Sancomb.

Image: View of student-curated exhibit Matters of Color, Color Matters in Sterling Library’s exhibition corridor