Milner Library invites campus and the community to explore its full line up of unique exhibits for the fall 2019 semester. The library’s Exhibit Program provides a platform for campus and community partners to host and present diverse works of art, science, and culture. Milner Library pursues informative, interactive, and educational programs that support the University’s educational mission and reflect our vibrant community.

Fall 2019 Exhibits

Similarly Be Said of Souls: Artist Books by Erin Hayden
August 9–October 21
Milner Library, Main Floor
Selected artist books and works on paper by School of Art alumna Erin Hayden ’13.

Prairie Suite: A Study of Place
September 3–October 13
Milner Library, Main Floor
A collection of 12 original prints examining all aspects of the prairie, each image created by an artist who demonstrated a deep commitment to the prairie and recognized the importance of embracing place in our lives. Works were commissioned by the Center for Prairie Studies at Grinnell College.

Pressing Plants
September 3–November 10
Milner Library, Main Floor
Explore stories from plants and people told through works of contemporary artists and centuries’ old books and mounted plant specimens. Exhibit contributors include Joe Armstrong, School of Biological Sciences; Angela Bonnell, Milner Library; Jin Lee, School of Art; Melissa Oresky, School of Art; and Keith Pluymers, Department of History.

Jason Reblando’s New Deal Utopias and Selected Works
October 18–December 15
Milner Library, Floor 6
View Jason Reblando’s portfolio edition of New Deal Utopias and selected works from his series documenting planned communities that were part of the U.S. federal government’s Resettlement Administration during the Great Depression: Greenbelt, Maryland; Greenhills, Ohio; and Greendale, Wisconsin. Supported in part by the Alice and Fannie Fell Trust.

Eric Anthony Berdis: remember you are a sunflower
October 25–December 15
Milner Library, Floor 6
Drawings, artifacts, and scores for a performance invite viewers to join the artist’s conversation about Queer culture, pronoun sharing, body acceptance, allyship, and striving for the goal to end homophobic and transphobic language.

If you need an accommodation to fully participate in any events, please contact Erin Link at Please allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. For more information on Milner Library’s Exhibits Program, visit