#TBTwenties: Student Memorabilia and Tools from Wentworth in the 1920s – Schumann Library and Archives Exhibit

The Schumann Library exhibit “TBTwenties: Student Memorabilia and Tools in the 1920s” is our first installation to focus on the 1920s — a boundless decade of discovery in art, literature, science and politics. The display includes books, mementos and tools belonging to Joseph W. Odlum, once a student in the Steam and Electrical Power Plant […]

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PDDC + Accelerate: An EPIC Collaboration

The Schumann Library is pleased to welcome to the Guarracino Family Gallery the Product Design & Development Collaborative (PDDC), a multidisciplinary team of Wentworth students whose goal is to solve real-world community and industry problems through a customer-centric approach. The installation “PDCC + Accelerate: An EPIC Innovation” introduces the design process used for the AccuRxY […]

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1,000 Words of WIT: Industrial Design Sculpture Exhibit

The new visual art installation in the Center for Engineering, Innovation and Sciences’ (CEIS) Showcase features 1,000 words of significance that describe Wentworth from all community stakeholders. This project was envisioned for President Zorica Pantić’s farewell celebration on May 9, 2019. The installation demonstrates what a truly special place Wentworth is and the unique experience […]

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Utzon Unbuilt – Architecture Student Exhibit

Architectural competitions offer opportunities to see one’s ideas realized and to see and study the world. This exhibition, “Utzon Unbuilt” focuses on two unbuilt works, Schauspielhaus in Zurich and the Madrid National Opera House, by Danish Architect Jørn Utzon, famously known as the architect of the Sydney Opera House. On display are student entries entered […]

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Kid Bots: Industrial Design Students and Boston Children’s Museum Collaboration

The “Kid Bots” exhibit features 3D-printed robots which take inspiration from drawings by young children during visits to the Boston Children’s Museum. These visits were part of an EPIC (externally collaborative, project-based, interdisciplinary, culture) experience — a collaboration with Wentworth’s Department of Industrial Design and the Boston Children’s Museum. Using the ideas of young children […]

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Engagements with Mary Shelley’s Masterpiece: A Sample of Student Work and Images from the Festival

Are you curious about Mary Shelley’s text and its renewed relevance to multiple disciplines in the 21st century? Through this art exhibit, you may encounter Frankenstein for the first time; or you may engage with the Fenway Frankenstein Festival for the first time.  Come see how a few Wentworth students have reimagined the story for today in the artistic responses that the book and the festival inspired. Our celebration of the novel’s bicentennial included all the other schools from the Colleges of the Fenway and was supported by faculty in multiple departments here at WIT.  The exhibit is open to the public and will run through Jan. 8, 2019.  For more information about exhibits please contact libraryexhibits@wit.edu.

Here are the slides that complement the exhibit of student photographs, artwork, and poetry. For even more images please take a look at Wentworth’s news story.

Accompanying the exhibit are topical books from the library collection.

Frayling, Christopher. Frankenstein: The First Two Hundred Years. London, UK: Reel Art Press, 2017.

Friedman, Lester D., and Allison Kavey. Monstrous Progeny: A History of the Frankenstein Narratives. New Brusnwick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2016.

Gordon, Charlotte. Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley. New York: Random House, 2015.

Perkowitz, Sidney, and Eddy v. Mueller. Frankenstein: How a Monster Became an Icon, the Science and Enduring Allure of Mary Shelley’s Creation. New York: Pegasus Books, 2018.

Piore, Adam. The Body Builders: Inside the Science of the Engineered Human. New York, NY: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2017.

Saʻdāwī, Aḥmad, and Jonathan Wright. Frankenstein in Baghdad: A Novel. New York, NY: Penguin Books, 2018.

Seymour, Miranda. Mary Shelley. New York: Grove Press, 2000.

Shelley, Mary W., et al. Frankenstein, Or, the Modern Prometheus: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of all Kinds. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2017.

Williams, Gilda. The Gothic. London : Whitechapel; Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2007.

Young, Elizabeth. Black Frankenstein: The Making of an American Metaphor. New York: New York University Press, 2008.

International Education Week Exhibit

International Education Week — a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education– is celebrated November 12-16, 2018. It is an opportunity to reflect on the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Among the events scheduled around the Wentworth Institute campus are two displays featured in the Schumann […]

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Call for Library Exhibit Proposals

        Would you like to engage the Wentworth community by showcasing innovative work from labs, studios and classes? If so, the Schumann Library is seeking exhibit proposals for the Guarracino Family Gallery for the current academic year. Participation is open to faculty, staff, and students as well as our broader community. Proposals […]

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EPIC Library Exhibit – Buried Treasure: Antique Bottles from Wentworth’s MpA Building Foundation

The exhibit focuses on the display of a series of antique glass bottles discovered during the excavation of Wentworth’s new Multipurpose Academic Building.  The exhibit is free and open to the public and will run until September 12, 2018. Buried Treasure introduces the Wentworth community to the history that can be found, literally, beneath our […]

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