Exhibitions

Past Exhibits

Revolutions in Eastern Europe: The Rise of Democracy, 1989–1990

Revolutions in Eastern Europe: The Rise of Democracy, 1989–1990

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 to Saturday, September 20, 2014
Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion

The Hoover Institution’s new exhibition, Revolutions in Eastern Europe: The Rise of Democracy, 1989–1990, will open on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion (next to Hoover Tower) on the Stanford University campus and run through Saturday, September 20, 2014.

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Art and History: Treasures from the Hoover Library and Archives

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 to Friday, December 20, 2013

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.

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The Battle for Hearts and Minds: World War II Propaganda

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 to Sunday, February 3, 2013

The Hoover Institution’s new exhibition, The Battle for Hearts and Minds: World War II Propaganda, opened Tuesday, April 24, 2012, in the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion (next to Hoover Tower) on the Stanford University campus and runs through Saturday, February 2, 2013.

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A Century of Change: China 1911–2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 to Saturday, February 18, 2012

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.

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hoover katyn exhibit

Katyn: Politics, Massacre, Morality

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 to Saturday, 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.

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A Revolutionary Idea: Hoover Making History since 1919

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 to Saturday, October 23, 2010

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.

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Shattered Peace: The Road to World War II

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 to Wednesday, May 27, 2009

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.

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To Choose Freedom: Soviet Dissidents and Their Supporters

Monday, September 15, 2008 to Saturday, October 25, 2008

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.

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Never Such Innocence: British Images of the First World War

Thursday, January 10, 2008 to Saturday, March 1, 2008

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.

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Louis Raemaekers in his studio, circa 1916

Sharply Drawn: The Political Cartoons of Louis Raemaekers: 1914–1941

Tuesday, February 6, 2007 to Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Dutch artist Louis Raemaekers (1869–1956) has been called the Great Cartoonist of the Great War. His searing indictment of German wartime atrocities earned him immense fame and political influence on both sides of the Atlantic. From 1914 to 1918, Raemaekers published more than a thousand cartoons, reproduced in hundreds of newspapers. After the armistice, Raemaekers used his art to champion the League of Nations and, later, to sound the alarm against German and Italian fascism. Hoover Archives is pleased to exhibit more than one hundred of Raemaekers’s original works spanning his remarkable career.

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