The Guarracino Family Gallery in the Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons and the CEIS Showcase in the Center for Engineering, Innovation and Sciences provide wonderful spaces where Wentworth students, faculty and staff can publicly exhibit project work, art and scholarship. Exhibits also provide an excellent opportunity for faculty and students to partner with the Library to engage in collaborative projects.
This policy defines the philosophy and goals for exhibits and public art displays throughout the Library and the Center for Engineering, Innovation and Sciences.
Past exhibits have included: a display of 3D-printed surrogates of archeological artifacts; models of working clock escapements; antique glass bottles; traditional Chinese timber framing models; and robots sketched by young children and rendered and printed by students.
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 the end date may be extended if the schedule allows.
The Exhibitor Toolkit describes the roles and responsibilities for exhibitors and provides tips and templates for a successful exhibit.
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. Exhibits 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:
Successful exhibits are always the result of a team effort. Please follow these steps:
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.
When possible, Library staff will coordinate a display of books from the Library’s collection topical to the exhibit.
If you have special technology needs for your exhibit, please contact DTS directly and communicate details with the Library Exhibit Team.
Please ask about supplemental spaces that can also be used for exhibits.
The Red Gallery in the Schumann Library is often used for department displays or community events.
Spaces not typically designated for exhibits, such as the Reading Room, may be considered for temporary exhibits.
Exhibitors are generally responsible for funding all costs associated with the exhibit.
The Guarracino Family 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.
The CEIS Showcase is in the lobby of an academic building that is often hosting campus-wide and community events. All items placed in the CEIS Showcase are at the owner's risk.
Every exhibit in the Guarracino Family Gallery or the CEIS Showcase must have at least one digital promotional slide. Exhibit details will be posted to the Schumann Library website, the WIT Calendar, and may also be featured on social media and other Wentworth communication vehicles.
Please notify the Library Exhibits Team if you would like to opt out of the library blog post or other social media initiatives.
Exhibitors are encouraged to conduct their own marketing as well.
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Wentworth Institute of Technology
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