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Special Exhibits

Fall:  Purdue Entomology: A Visual History of the First 50 Years

September 3 – December 21, 2012

The Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center in the Humanities, Social Science & Education Library & Hicks Undergraduate Library, Fourth Floor

 

Purdue Entomology: A Visual History of the First 50 Years is scheduled to open on September 3 in The Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center found on the fourth floor of the Humanities, Social Science & Education Library & Hicks Undergraduate Library. The exhibit represents the collaboration between a team of archival librarians and members of the department and will chronicle advancements in Discovery, Learning, and Engagement over the first fifty years. The story of Entomology at Purdue will be told using images, artifacts and memorabilia, personal and professional correspondence and notes, and will document the contributions of those “dedicated to service in the investigation of applied problems, advancement of science, and training for the citizens of Indiana.”

 

A special reception is scheduled to take place on Friday, October 12 from 3:30-5:30 in the Archives and Special Collections Research Center to honor the department’s enduring legacy. To access the Special Archives area on the fourth floor, guests and visitors must enter the Humanities, Social Science, and Education Library doors (west side) on the main floor of Stewart Center (the general Stewart Center elevator outside the library does not connect to this location). The exhibit is free and open to the public Monday thru Friday, from 10:00 AM until 4:30 PM, until December 21, 2012.

 

Spring:  On Six Legs:  Celebrating 100 Years of Art and Science

March 4 – April 21, 2013

Stewart Center Gallery, Stewart Center

 

The spring exhibit, On Six Legs: Celebrating 100 Years of Art and Science, will showcase art by a number of gifted artists that have been associated with the department over the years. Contributions will include scientific illustrations by Arwin Provonsha, Bug Bowl artwork from students PK-12, cartoon art and period posters chosen from the department’s private collection, as well as insect photography submitted by gifted alums. Artwork will be supplemented with Oh My! collection boxes, interactive educational activities, and live insect displays.

The Stewart Center Gallery can be found on the first floor of the Stewart Center directly across from the south entrance doors. The hours for the gallery are: Monday to Saturday, 10:00 AM to 5:00PM, Thursday, 10:00 to 8:00 PM, and Sunday, 1:00 to 5:00 PM. The exhibit will be free and open to the public until April 21, 2013. A cocktail reception on the evening of April 13, 2013 is being planned with details to be announced.