Exhibits / Events – Spring 2007


The Perkins Gallery and the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library Gallery are both closed due to the ongoing renovation of Perkins Library.


14 April

Historian Jim Sears, author of Behind the Mask of the Mattachine: The Hal Call Chronicles and the Early Movement for Homosexual Emancipation, will discuss the history of the Mattachine, an early gay activist organization. Beginning at 1:30pm, and again after the program until 4pm, those attending the event will be able to examine materials from the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library that relate to the history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. 2:30pm, Perkins Library Rare Book Room

Joseph Robinson: Mike DiVito20 April

“The Oboe Revealed,” a demonstration by Joseph Robinson, Artist-in-Residence at Duke and from 1978-2005 Principal Oboe of the New York Philharmonic. This is the final performance/conversation in the 2006/2007 Rare Music series, co-sponsored by the Duke University Musical Instrument Collections and the Duke University Libraries. 4:00pm, Perkins Library Rare Book Room. The program will be followed by a reception. Limited reserved parking on the Chapel Quad for this event.

26 April

Annual Meeting and Dinner of the Friends of the Duke University Libraries. The guest speaker will be Dick Gordon, host of The Story, which is produced at WUNC and distributed to public radio stations across the country by American Public Media. 6:30pm, Doris Duke Center at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Tickets are $60. For more information, contact Mary Walter at mary.walter@duke.edu.

For more information about these events, call (919) 660-5816 or send a message to ilene.nelson@duke.edu. Individuals with disabilities who anticipate needing reasonable accommodations or who have questions about physical access may also call (919) 660-5816 or send a message to ilene.nelson@duke.edu in advance of the programs.