Portrait of Edgar Allen Poe

The Enigmatic Edgar A. Poe in Baltimore & Beyond: Selections from the Susan Jaffe Tane Collection

October 4, 2016 to February 5, 2017

This exhibition of books and objects associated with Edgar Allan Poe, highlighting his innovations and breadth as a writer, included the exceptionally rare publication Tamerlane and Other Poems (1827) and a lock of Poe’s hair. Edgar Allan Poe in 20 Objects, an illustrated book of essays about Poe’s life and work featuring items from the Susan Jaffe Tane Collection, is available for purchase at the Peabody Library and through Amazon.

George Peabody Library
17 E Mt Vernon Pl
Baltimore, MD 21202

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Photo of soldiers sitting on steps

Hopkins and the Great War

September 1, 2016 to January 16, 2016

This multi-campus exhibition explored the impact of World War I on the Johns Hopkins community, including members of the Homewood campus, the hospital and School of Medicine, and the School of Nursing. By looking at the lives of students, faculty, and patrons, we can understand the complex and far-reaching ways the Hopkins community both contributed to and was affected by this devastating global conflict.

George Peabody Library
17 E Mt Vernon Pl
Baltimore, MD 21202

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John Barth Illustration

Lost & Found in the Funhouse: The John Barth Collection

October 12, 2015 to February 28, 2016

This exhibition celebrated the American writer John Barth, known for his masterful literary experiments. Barth’s novels and stories are full of surprises, partly because of his inventive story-telling techniques; the exhibition evoked that playful spirit in its design. You can get a glimpse of Barth’s “workshop” in the online exhibition.

George Peabody Library
17 East Mt. Vernon Place
Baltimore MD 21202

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