Majestic 12

Student Exhibitions in the Watkinson, Fall 2016.
Produced to fulfill (in part) the course requirements for American Studies 835/435: Museum & Library Exhibitions.

It is my pleasure to introduce Majestic 12, the collective title of a showcase of twelve separate student exhibitions on display in the Watkinson Library and (more fully) online, which opens on December 14, 2016 and will run through June 30, 2017. This is the sixth annual showcase of student exhibitions in the Watkinson, and I would like to thank the curators for their hard work this semester. I hope that they (and you) will take away a bit of the wonder that I find every day in our collections!

Richard J. Ring, Instructor
Head Curator & Librarian of the Watkinson Library,
December 14, 2016

The Curators

The Romanovs Through Their Shutter: The Unseen Family Photos
Theresa Battaglio, graduate student

Feminine Viscera: Under the Corset

Emily Cahill, IDP ‘17

“Can We Keep the Faith?”: The American Bible Society in the Flood of Evangelism, 1816-1850
Patrick Cumpstone, graduate student

Un-Fairy Tale: True Damsels in Distress
Brittany Grimm, graduate student

Through Their Strokes: Experiencing the Beauty of Japan
Thomas Pelletier, IDP ‘17

Playing with the Times: From Race Music to Jazz
Connor Provolo ‘17

Cooking Up an American Kitchen
Klair Siciliano ‘17

“A Voyage by God's Permission”: Captain Scoresby and Arctic Whaling
Laura Sutter, graduate student

Hideous Kinky: Fetishizing the Freakshow
Margaret Vaughan, graduate student

Veiled Powers: Spiritualism and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-Century America
Kaitlyn Way, graduate student

Djinn, Genie & Ifrit: Be Careful What You Wish For
Sandra Williams, graduate student

From Oy to Joy: American Jewish Writers Finding Comfort in Literature
Amy Zylberman, graduate student