Exhibitions

Past Exhibits

first world war

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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Mir iskusstva

Russian Rarities: Hoover Library's Russian Art Collection

Thursday, November 16, 2006 to Tuesday, February 20, 2007

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.

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communist government

A Tear in the Iron Curtain: The Hungarian Uprising of 1956

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 to Friday, December 15, 2006

This exhibit, commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the Hungarian Uprising, contains rare materials from the Hoover Archives, photo essays by Erich Lessing, and the documentary film “Starting Over in America: The Story of the Hungarian 56ers” by Sally Gati.

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1929 Soviet poster

Jews and Russian Revolutions

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

This exhibit, commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the Hungarian Uprising, contains rare materials from the Hoover Archives, photo essays by Erich Lessing, and the documentary film “Starting Over in America: The Story of the Hungarian 56ers” by Sally Gati.

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A Wealth of Ideas

A Wealth of Ideas: Revelations from the Hoover Institution Archives

Tuesday, January 31, 2006 to Saturday, May 6, 2006

Developed from Hoover fellow Bertrand M. Patenaude's book of the same name, the exhibit draws on the Hoover Institution Library and Archives' vast trove of rare historical documents and artifacts. A Wealth of Ideas tells the story of the institution, its treasures, its evolving role in the history of Stanford University.

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Menschenwürde

Revolutionary Eye

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 to Friday, December 16, 2005

The life and work of East German artist and activist Wolfgang Janisch are documented in this exhibition with posters, photographs, and footage from the Hoover Institution Library and Archives.

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Herbert Hoover and Poland

An American Friendship: Herbert Hoover and Poland

Wednesday, June 1, 2005 to Monday, August 1, 2005

Photographs from the exhibition "An American Friendship: Herbert Hoover and Poland," which the Hoover Institution opened in the Royal Castle in Warsaw on November 15, 2004.

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Wieder frei

Free Again! Liberation and Sovereignty: Austria, 1945-1955

Tuesday, May 3, 2005 to Saturday, August 20, 2005

Exhibition of Austrian posters in co-operation with the Austrian National Library and historic photographs by eminent Austrian photographer Erich Lessing. The Third Man (1949) Screening of the classic film noir thriller in the exhibit pavilion

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chinese history

Unlocking Chinese History: New Initiatives of the Hoover Archives

Thursday, February 17, 2005 to Saturday, April 9, 2005

The Hoover Institution's interest in China dates back to Herbert Hoover's work in Tientsin, China, where he served as a mining engineer in 1899 and was caught up in the Boxer Rebellion. During the early years of the twentieth century Hoover obtained books on Chinese history for Stanford University, while his wife, Lou Henry Hoover, collected blue-and-white porcelain.

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