Browse current exhibits on display in Musselman Library.
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Through Our Eyes is an exhibition made up of photographs taken by refugee children who are forced to live in the hotspot of Samos, Greece. It shows us the daily life of refugee people from the inside of the camp. We can see their daily struggles, not like the pictures made by photographers or journalists, but from a different point of view. We can see their daily life through their own eyes. The photos were taken by Mazí students; Mazí is a youth center run by the Still I Rise NGO in Samos.
Austin Stiegemeier, Assistant Professor of Art & Art History, arranged to bring this exhibit to the Gettysburg College campus in the spring of 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic made this impossible. However, partnering with Musselman Library and project creator Nicoletta Novara, a digital version of the exhibition has been created and is available at https://astiegem.sites.gettysburg.edu/through-our-eyes/.
Library Main Level
Humans have been gazing upon the stars since ancient times. Musselman Library’s Stargazing exhibit takes you from Mayan astronomers in 3114 BCE, to Gettysburg College’s first observatory and guest registry of 1874, to the present day selection of Special Collections “heavenly” rare books, many formerly in the collection of Laurence Marschall, Professor of Physics, Emeritus. The Stargazing exhibit, located in five display cases on the main level by the apse, will be available to view now through the end of the spring 2020 semester.
In honor of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, the “Voices from D-Day” exhibit highlights the recollections of those who participated in D-Day and its aftermath as soldiers, sailors, pilots, medics, and other support personnel.
Life of Civilians and Military Personnel in Europe
Photographs by Sgt. Burdette J. Marker, Staff Photographer, 71st Division, U.S. Army
Library Lower Level
This exhibit features a collection of black and white photos taken by Sgt. Burdette Marker, the former father-in-law of Art and Art History Adjunct Instructor Brent Blair. History major Philip Pane, ’17 first encountered the negatives in Blair’s Introduction to Photography class. After graduating, Philip did further research on these negatives and selected some to print and display for this exhibit.
Sgt. Marker served as an official photographer of the 71st United States Infantry Division during World War II. He took these photographs in France, Germany, and Austria during the final months of the war. The 71st was a “rapid response” division serving as part of General Patton’s 3rd Army. The photos displayed show war-related activities, but also convey the daily life of the soldiers.
Library Apse, Main Level
This photography exhibit features a collection of images taken by Stephen Warner, Class of 1968, during the Vietnam War. The photographs and text on display are select reproductions from a collection of photographs, negatives, notebooks, diaries, and letters created by Warner. They were bequeathed to Gettysburg College by Warner, upon his death in Vietnam in 1971.
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