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Past Events
& Exhibitions

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All Events & Exhibitions

24 Aug
2015
04 Dec
2015

Corita Kent: Footnotes and Headlines

Exhibition

This exhibition explores Kent’s teaching, artistic process, career, and activism, all of which disrupted the dichotomies of fine/commercial art and religious/secular art.

Date & Time Monday, August 24, 2015
through Friday, December 4, 2015
Location Schlesinger Library
3 James Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
06 Apr
2015
14 Aug
2015

Until Safety is Guaranteed: Women and the Fight Against Violence

Exhibition

This exhibition provides historical evidence on the topic of gender violence and documents the experiences of women who have survived domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Date & Time Monday, April 6, 2015
through Friday, August 14, 2015
Location Schlesinger Library
3 James Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
15 Oct
2014
20 Mar
2015

What They Wrote, What They Saved: The Personal Civil War

Exhibition

This exhibition features diaries, letters, and firsthand accounts from four years of Civil War that offer intimate glimpses into the lives of men and women affected by the strife.

Date & Time Wednesday, October 15, 2014
through Friday, March 20, 2015
Location Schlesinger Library
3 James Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
26 Feb
2014
25 Sep
2014

Judy Chicago: Through the Archives

Exhibition

Judy Chicago was born Judith Sylvia Cohen in Chicago, Illinois, on July 20, 1939, the oldest child in a family of secular Jewish liberals. Her father, Arthur, conveyed a passion for social justice and a belief that the purpose of life was to make a difference. 

Date & Time Wednesday, February 26, 2014
through Thursday, September 25, 2014
Location Schlesinger Library
3 James Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
01 Oct
2013
06 Feb
2014

It Changed My Life: The Feminine Mystique at 50

Exhibition

Friedan's assertion that women needed meaningful work to be fulfilled propelled her book to the best-seller list and began a national conversation about gender equality.

Date & Time Tuesday, October 1, 2013
through Thursday, February 6, 2014
Location Schlesinger Library
3 James Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
15 Apr
2013
13 Sep
2018

Stepping Stones for New Americans

Exhibition

The documents and memorabilia of Denison House, the Lebanese Syrian Ladies' Aid Society, the North Bennet Street School, and the Window Shop showcase the diversity of the immigrant experience in Boston and the changing socio-political context in which the groups operated.

Date & Time Monday, April 15, 2013
through Thursday, September 13, 2018
Location Schlesinger Library
3 James Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
26 Mar
2012
07 Sep
2012

Tenacious Women: Activists in a Democratic Society

Exhibition

The exhibit features the lives and work of four women from the late 19th century through the end of the 20th century, who were dedicated to democratic change and expanding the rights and freedoms of women and all Americans. From traditional methods of lobbying legislators and holding elected office to grassroots public demonstrations and teach-ins, these women exemplified American civic responsibility. 


Date & Time Monday, March 26, 2012
through Friday, September 7, 2012
Location Schlesinger Library
3 James Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
01 Jan
2012
31 May
2012

It’s Complicated: 375 Years of Women at Harvard

Exhibition

The Radcliffe College Archives at the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America are a uniquely valuable resource for the study of women in higher education, the Harvard-Radcliffe relationship, and the lives of the many remarkable women affiliated with Radcliffe College. The archives chronicle Radcliffe College from its beginning as the Harvard Annex in 1879 through its transition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study in 1999. The Library's resources about Radcliffe College were used to create this exploration of the complicated story of women at Harvard University, and an evolution toward equality. 

Date & Time Sunday, January 1, 2012
through Thursday, May 31, 2012
Location Schlesinger Library
3 James Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
21 Oct
2011
12 Mar
2012

Women on the Clock: Hard Work and Low Wages

Exhibition

Women on the Clock: Hard Work and Low Wages showcases the everyday experiences of women who work for an hourly wage. Organized into five sections—service industries, factory and mill work, clerical and office work, non-traditional trade jobs, and organizations that fought against discrimination in the workplace—this exhibition uses diary excerpts, letters, surveys, photographs, and audio-visual recordings to illustrate women workers’ trials and triumphs.

Date & Time Friday, October 21, 2011
through Monday, March 12, 2012
Location Schlesinger Library
3 James Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
26 Feb
2011
12 Oct
2011

Our Bodies, Ourselves: The Collective Goes Global

Exhibition

Forty years ago a small group of women in Boston, frustrated by a lack of useful medical information, began an enterprise to educate themselves and others about their bodies. The fruit of this endeavor, which took shape in an ongoing process of discovering and sharing knowledge collectively, was the ground-breaking Our Bodies, Ourselves, a publication that was subsequently translated and adapted into more than 25 languages, and made available around the globe.

Date & Time Saturday, February 26, 2011
through Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Location Schlesinger Library
3 James Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
14 Oct
2010
17 Feb
2011

From Woman To Human: The Life and Work of Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Exhibition

Though she wrote and lectured extensively on reforming marriage and the family, Charlotte Perkins Gilman rued the attention and notoriety that her own marriages and family life unavoidably attracted.

Date & Time Thursday, October 14, 2010
through Thursday, February 17, 2011
Location Schlesinger Library
3 James Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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