Online Exhibitions

Library exhibitions, both online and in person, help nourish and inspire intellectual curiosity and creativity at Cornell.

Several parts of the library system regularly stage online exhibitions, freely available to anyone with an Internet connection, that showcase digitized collections:

Featured Online Exhibitions

Get Out the Vote! Campaigning for the U. S. Presidency

This exhibition investigates the process of campaigning and electioneering through partisan artifacts, symbols and ballots. Ten featured elections-all well represented in the Cornell Library's collections-are examined alongside recurrent campaign themes.

Gravely Gorgeous: Gargoyles, Grotesques and the 19th-Century Imagination

Originally mounted at the Johnson Museum of Art as a collaboration with the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, this exhibit tells the history of the gargoyle and the grotesque with accompanying photos, prints and original sculpture.

For more online images and information about the Library's world-class materials in person and online, visit the Collections overview.

Spotlight for Exhibits

The Library has implemented a new exhibits platform using Spotlight. Visit Cornell University Library Online Exhibitions to view this new site. Library staff may request an exhibit to be built in Spotlight  by emailing libraryux@cornell.edu. Please include your name, email address and a short description of your exhibit.