Current Exhibitions

The exhibitions at the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center are a vital part of our role as cultural presenter. The exhibitions enable Boston University students, faculty and staff, as well as the general public, to explore first-hand the Center's remarkable collections.

Drawing on personal papers, news articles, historic pictures, personal effects and other memorabilia to tell their stories, our exhibits provide rare insights into both the public personae and the private lives of the more than 2,000 extraordinary people whose archives are housed here. The Center also presents exhibits on political, social, religious and cultural movements that have played critical roles in contemporary culture, such as the African American experience, 20th century espionage, or the history of comic art. Whatever the exhibit's focus, viewers come away with a deeper understanding of the people and events that continue to shape our lives.

 

Click Here for a List and Descriptions of Past Exhibitions

The Richards-Frost Room featuring the exhibition, The American Civil War: Treasures from the Vault.

BU Artist and Poet Books
BU Artist and Poet Books

Boston University Artist & Poet Books

The Artist and Poet Books have been created as a unique form of creative collaboration for almost twenty years by Boston University's College of Fine Arts and the Graduate School. Each second-year CFA graduate art student creates a unique artist book which illustrates and prints a single poem by a Graduate School student or faculty writer.


William T Vollmann
William T Vollmann

A Sense of Inexhaustibility: The Works of William Vollmann

This exhibition highlights the work of novelist, journalist, war correspondent, short story writer, and essayist William T. Vollmann and was created in collaboration with "A Sense of Inexhaustibility: A Colloquium on William T. Vollmann," October 7, 2016.


Arthur Fiedler
Arthur Fiedler

Boston's Great Maestro Arthur Fiedler

The exhibition Boston's Great Maestro Arthur Fiedler documents the life and career of Arthur Fiedler and his legendary association with the Boston Pops.


Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

The Fairbanks Legacy: The Archives of Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

This exhibition provides an insight into the many facets that composed the life and career of Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.: actor, producer, decorated naval officer, diplomat, author, and public servant.


Bidu Sayao
Bidu Sayao

Bidu Sayao: A Tribute

Bidu Sayao: A Tribute - This small exhibition follows the life and career of Brazilian-American opera star Bidu Sayao.