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.

Constantin Alajalov
Constantin Alajalov

Constantin Alajalov: Illustrator and Painter

This exhibition features the artwork of renowned New Yorker and Saturday Evening Post illustrator, Constantin Alajalov.


BU Hockey Team
BU Hockey Team

Boston University Archives

This three-case exhibition features material from the history of Boston University. The exhibition includes photographs of faculty and student life, articles about the BU's growth and progress, and printed material from the University's founding. The exhibition also features material from Boston University professor, civil rights figure and theologian, Dr. Howard Thurman.


Martin Luther King Jr. & Edward Brooke
Martin Luther King Jr. & Edward Brooke

A View From the Vault: Fifty Years of Collecting

Behind the glass in the exhibit hall is an extensive exhibition of the papers of over 150 individuals in more than 60 exhibit cases where you will find the private letters, notes, annotated manuscripts, published volumes, photographs, and personal scrapbooks of the collectees of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center.


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.


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.