Mystery, Mischief and Magical Thinking presents a fanciful portrait of Carleton College. From its miraculous beginnings Carls have shown themselves to be curious, inspired thinkers. Exhibits and interventions within the Library explore distinctions between rational thought and the power of imagination, bringing a new perspective to the Archive.

Holly Streekstra is a sculptor and installation artist who employs multiple modes and forms of expression in order to investigate our inner subjective states and psychic vulnerability in the contemporary world. She is especially interested in raising questions regarding our accepted notions and reactions, our choice to suspend disbelief, and our capacity for doubt.

Mar 5

Lions, Tigers, and Rare Books, Oh My!

A Special Collections Pop-Up Exhibit

Thursday, March 5th, 2020
12:00 – 1:00 pm / Gould Library, 4th Floor Lobby
Historia mundi naturalis, Pliny the Elder

 Pliny Elephant

Pliny the Elder. Natural History. Edited by Sigmund Gelen (1497-1554). Illustrated by Jost Amman (1539-1591) and Hans Weiditz (1495-1536). Frankfurt, Germany: Printed by Martin Lechleri and Sigmund Feyerabend, 1582.


Join us in the lobby of the Libe on 9th Thursday for a pop-up exhibit! This interactive exhibit will allow you to see and touch rare books from Carleton’s Special Collections. This exhibit is inspired by World Wildlife Day (March 3, 2020), and will feature materials that focus on wildlife and the environment. We look forward to seeing you there!


Organized by Cece Lasley '20 and Valerie Salazar '21 with Rebecca Bramlett, Special Collections Librarian

Sponsored by Library. Contact: Zoe Adler, x7182