Exhibitions at the Beinecke Library

Individuals are always welcome to visit the Beinecke Library’s ground floor and mezzanine public exhibition areas, to see the building, permanent exhibitions, and varied special exhibitions throughout the year. An information sheet about the library’s history, mission, architecture, collection, and services is available at the security desk at the entrance and the special exhibitions can be enjoyed on a self-guided basis. Please go to the Visit page on the website for more detail on hours and related information.

The Book Remembers Everything: The Work of Erica Van Horn Wednesday, January 13, 2010 to Saturday, March 27, 2010
Josephine Baker Elements of Style: Fashion and Form at the Beinecke Tuesday, January 19, 2010 to Saturday, March 27, 2010
Le pouvoir du peuple The Postwar Avant-Garde and the Culture of Protest, 1945 to 1968 and Beyond Tuesday, October 6, 2009 to Saturday, December 19, 2009
Really As It Was: Writing the Life of Samuel Johnson Thursday, September 24, 2009 to Saturday, December 12, 2009
Love Touch Hype! Visionaire, Magazine in the Extreme Thursday, April 30, 2009 to Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Starry Messenger: Observing the Heavens in the Age of Galileo Wednesday, April 8, 2009 to Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Richard Wright Celebrating Richard Wright Monday, March 9, 2009 to Saturday, May 30, 2009
Alchemical notebook. Johann Grasshoff, d. 1623 Book of Secrets: Alchemy and the European Imagination, 1500-2000 Tuesday, January 20, 2009 to Saturday, April 18, 2009
A World of Letters: Yale University Press, 1908-2008 Thursday, December 4, 2008 to Saturday, February 28, 2009
Metaphor Taking Shape: Poetry, Art, and the Book Tuesday, January 22, 2008 to Saturday, March 15, 2008



Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
121 Wall Street | New Haven, CT 06511
Campus Map

Tel: (203) 432-2977    Fax: (203) 432-4047

USPS: Mailing Address and Information


Beinecke events & news email list subscription via Yale Email Subscriptions



Monday 10 am - 7 pm
Tuesday-Thursday 9 am - 7 pm
Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday (Exhibitions only) 12 pm - 5 pm
Sunday (Exhibitions only) 12 pm - 4 pm

Holiday Schedule and Closed Collections Schedule