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Decker Library Exhibitions

Rare Items & Special Collections Displays

The Decker Library is home to a host of rare and special items from MICA and Baltimore history. In our Special Collections we house the MICA Archives, the S.C Malone Penmanship Collection, the Sophie Crownsfield Textile Design Collection, the Ellen Dorn Levitt Book Arts Collection, and more. We are also proud to have over 600 artist books for the MICA Community to use.

However, most of these items are stored away from the general collection for safekeeping, so you probably won't see them while you're browsing our shelves. This is where our exhibits come in.

We showcase these rare items monthly in display cases on our upper and lower levels. In the past we have displayed books from the Women's Studio Workshop, MICA prospectus catalogues and yearbooks from the early 1900s, and beautiful ornament and design catalogues from the 1920s.

We encourage everyone to check in monthly to see what items we have on display and to ask questions of our staff if you are interested in seeing more.

To see what we have on display this month, visit our newsfeed on the Library Homepage.

Exhibits are also open to student work. For details visit our Exhibition Policies page.

This page was last updated on 10/03/2016.