events & exhibitions
Check here for Special Collections exhibitions in our hallway display cases, as well as for performances, readings, critiques, conversations, or lectures hosted by Special Collections in room 508 of the Sharp Building. Unless otherwise noted, all are free and open to the public. Select past events have been videotaped and can now be viewed as part of our reference collection. Videos for select past events can be viewed online here.
propose an event or exhibition
We welcome exhibition and event proposals from SAIC students, faculty, staff, and outside curators especially if they engage with material from Flaxman Special Collections or the subject of artists' publishing, multiples, ephemera, etc.
To propose an exhibition or event, please email the following information to Kayla Anderson at email@example.com. Proposals are reviewed on a rolling basis.
- Curatorial Statement
A short exhibition description/narrative of the proposed exhibition or event (this can be one paragraph to a page in length).
- Exhibition Inventory
A potential list of what you will display in the exhibition cases or the Reading Room. If you would like to use any materials from Flaxman Special Collections (Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, Randolph Street Gallery Archives, etc.) or Flaxman Library Main Collection, we just need the accession numbers of the items.
- Time Frame
The proposed length of the exhibition and date range preference if you have one. Typically our exhibitions last an average of 3 weeks, but we are open to longer or shorter ones if there is space available in the schedule.
- Install Needs
You will have to install and deinstall the exhibition with the help of our staff during Reading Room open hours. Please let us know if you foresee needing any special equipment or assistance. For events, this includes any need of AV equipment and set-up. Some audio-visual equipment (e.g. PA system, digital projector, laptop, video camera) can be provided.