The Hoover Institution’s new exhibition, Art and History: Treasures from the Hoover Library and Archives, opened Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion (next to Hoover Tower) on the Stanford University campus and runs through Friday, December 20, 2013.
On April 12, 2011, the Hoover Institution commemorated the hundredth anniversary of the 1911 revolution and the founding of the Chinese republic with the opening of an exhibition of photographs, posters, letters, memorabilia, and audiovisual materials from its library and archives, documenting those momentous events in Chinese history and the ensuing tumultuous century. This exhibit is closed.
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Read an article about the exhibit, published in Hoover Digest.
The touring exhibition was at the Hoover Institution from November 30, 2010, through January 29, 2011.
After the the Soviet Union occupied Eastern Poland in September 1939, tens of thousands of Polish professional military officers and reservists, policemen, landowners, lawyers, doctors, educators, and civil servants—the political, social and intellectual elite of the area—were arrested. In the spring of 1940, the Soviet Communist Party Politburo ordered the execution of some 22,000 of those prisoners. The mass shootings, some of them carried out in the spring of 1940 in the Katyn forest near the Russian city of Smolensk, are remembered as the Katyn Forest Massacre. The touring exhibition, produced by Poland's Council for the Protection of the Memory of Struggle and Martyrdom, chronicles the genocide of Poland's elites carried out by the Soviet security service and attempts by communist leaders to bury, for half a century, the truth about this crime against humanity.
In celebration of the Hoover Institution’s ninetieth anniversary, this exhibition of photographs, posters, memorabilia, audiovisual materials, documents, and books from its library and archives traces the Institution’s development from its origin in 1919 as a special collection at Stanford’s main library to the influential public policy and research institution that it is today.
This exhibition of documents, photographs, posters, books, and audiovisual materials from the Hoover Institution Library and Archives illustrates the diplomatic failures and the military actions that paved the way to World War II, highlighting the plight of civilians and the personal stories of witnesses.
This exhibition of documents, photographs, posters, books, and audiovisual materials from the collections of the Hoover Institution Library and Archives illustrates the various aspects of the struggle for human rights in the Soviet Union from the 1960s onward.
This exhibition of government posters, photographs, fine art, and rare editions of poetry has been gathered from the collections of the Hoover Institution Library and Archives, the Cantor Center for Visual Arts, and the Special Collections of Stanford University Libraries. Members of Professor Peter Stansky’s class, Art and History: Modern Britain, were the guest curators.
The Hoover Institution Library contains a small (some five hundred titles) but significant collection of books and periodicals on Russian art, architecture, and culture, most of which were purchased by Professor Frank A. Golder in 1925 during one of his collecting trips to the Soviet Union.
The exhibit is in the Rotunda of the Hoover Tower. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit is free of charge.