Exhibits

September 29, 2021
Marking the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri's death, the Athenæum presents a superb selection of historic and rare books.
September 29, 2021
'Who is not a Foole, who is free from Melancholy?’, asked Robert Burton, 400 years ago, and answered his own question: ‘all the world is mad, is melancholy, dotes’.
September 23, 2021
This exhibition debuts exciting recent acquisitions to the museum’s collection by contemporary women printmakers.
September 23, 2021
Odilon Redon was known as “the prince of mysterious dreams” for his enigmatic and imaginative paintings, drawings, and prints that mined fantasy, literature, and the subconscious.
September 22, 2021
In 1892, as Willard Fiske, Cornell University’s first librarian, was restoring a villa near Florence, he impulsively purchased a 1536 edition of the Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri (1265–1321) and
September 22, 2021
This exhibition celebrates the gifts of art and story that Eric Carle shared with the world.
September 21, 2021
The author of more than three thousand folk songs, Woody Guthrie (1912–1967) is one of the most influential songwriters and recording artists in American history.
September 21, 2021
This exhibition celebrates the life and work of American poet Gwendolyn Brooks (1917–2000).
September 21, 2021
Imperial Splendor offers a sweeping overview of manuscript production in the Holy Roman Empire, one of the most impressive chapters in the history of medieval art.
September 21, 2021
Keats, Shelley & Their World