The Collections On View


Installation view. Freedom, a Fable: A Curious Interpretation of the Wit of a Negress in Trouble Times, by Kara Walker.

Title: The Collections on View
Platform: Exhibition and LibGuide
Context: In an effort to promote the collections of the archives, rare books, and special collections at Pratt Institute Libraries Brooklyn campus, the library administration gave me the opportunity to curate an exhibition highlighting these collections.
Description: The Pratt Institute Libraries’ Archives, Rare Book, and Special Collections contain roughly 9,000 volumes of broad content spanning from the 15th through the 21st centuries. The collections include pop-up books, artists’ books, oversized volumes on fashion, architecture, decorative arts, fine arts, design and photography, and ephemera ranging from books on local history to historic recipes. Additionally, the Archives contain many items pertaining to the history and founding of The Pratt Institute. These collections are accessible to all members of the Pratt community. The exhibit showcases these unique collections for the purpose of research, inspiration, and interest.