Category Archives: Exhibits

Library Hosts Harry Potter Traveling Exhibit

Harry Potter's World Exhibition“Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine,” a traveling exhibition opening at on October 6, 2009, uses materials from the National Library of Medicine to explore Harry Potter’s magical world and its roots in Renaissance traditions.

Exhibit panels feature the works of 15th- and 16th-century thinkers, such as naturalist Konrad Gesner, alchemist Nicolas Flamel and occultist Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim, and explore their understandings of natural philosophy, medicine and magic. The panels also highlight illustrations from Renaissance texts of some of the fantastic creatures and plants featured in “Harry Potter,” including basilisks, dragons, merpeople and mandrakes, and use them to explore the intersection between the novels and Renaissance thinkers, lore and practices.

For more information and a schedule of events, please visit the exhibit website.

Feats of Clay Exhibit

Feats of Clay Exhibit Flyer Throughout the month of May, “FEATS OF CLAY”, the ceramic art of Thomas J. Zaccheo, M. D., a retired physician and student of Vicente Garcia in Advanced Ceramics class, will be on display in the library. The exhibit will feature Dr. Zaccheo’s ceramics along with information and photographs documenting the process of creating ceramic pieces.

“Where Art Meets Nature” Creative Arts Projects Now on Display

CCSU student exhibitorsAs a follow-up to the second CCSU Night at the Museum this past week where 200 students submitted creative arts projects in response to the collections at the New Britain Museum of American Art, Burritt Library is exhibiting the winners as well as other student entries. This year’s theme is “Nature and Environment” and the overall theme was “Where Arts Meets Nature”. The exhibit was assembled and arranged by Ewa Wolynska and Renata Vickrey in the Special Collections department of the library. The entries will be up for two weeks.