The Guarracino Family Gallery in the Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons provides a wonderful space where Wentworth students, faculty and staff can publicly exhibit project work, art and scholarship. Gallery exhibits also provide an excellent opportunity for faculty and students to partner with the Library to engage in collaborative projects.
Exhibits are primarily held to promote the work of the Wentworth community and the educational activities of campus organizations. Exhibits may also be held to contribute to the discussion of important issues or events by the campus community.
This policy defines the philosophy and goals for exhibits and public art displays throughout the Library, identifies responsibility for these programs, and describes acceptance guidelines and general policies.
Past exhibits have included: a display of 3D-printed surrogates of archeological artifacts; renderings and models of public art proposals for installation in the lobby of a new building; and examples of 3D-printed work completed in the Library’s own Technology Sandbox.
Exhibits will vary in length, but most exhibits run for 2-3 months; shorter exhibit times are also possible. Exhibits should have specific start and end dates, although end date may be extended if the schedule allows.
The primary exhibit goal is to further the Institute’s educational mission by publicly displaying and celebrating the creativity and intellectual accomplishments of the Wentworth community. Other intentions are to:
Exhibits will be considered on individual merit and all submissions are encouraged. Exhibitions proposed by individuals or groups not affiliated with Wentworth will be considered, based on content and availability of exhibit space. Appealing factors in a proposal may include:
The Library subscribes to the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights as it applies to exhibit spaces and bulletin boards; we support academic freedom and the free expression of opinion and ideas.
If you have special technology needs for your exhibit, please contact DTS directly and communicate details with the Library Exhibit Team.
When possible, Library staff will coordinate a display of books from the Library’s collection topical to the exhibit.
Please ask about supplemental spaces that can also be used for exhibits. Spaces not typically designated for exhibits may be considered for temporary exhibits.
Successful exhibits are always the result of a team effort. Please follow these steps:
Exhibitors are generally responsible for funding all costs associated with the exhibit.
The Gallery is in a protected area -- however the Library cannot assume responsibility for the loss of or damage to exhibited materials. All items placed in the Library are at the owner’s risk.
Exhibit information will be posted to the Schumann Library website and may also be featured on social media and other Wentworth communication vehicles. Exhibitors are encouraged to conduct their own marketing as well.
Every exhibit in the Guarracino Family Gallery must have at least one digital promotional slide. The promotional slide will be displayed on one, but/and up to three monitors in the Gallery. The Schumann Library and Wentworth Institute of Technology logos are required on the promotional slide but not on additional slides.
There are two ways to create digital promotional slides
Please submit slides via email to firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week prior to your exhibit. The Library Exhibits Team will work with you to ensure that the slides display properly.
Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons
Wentworth Institute of Technology
550 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115