Art in Snell Library
Snell Library is home to a number of unique art pieces and ongoing exhibits that adorn the walls of the library's four floors. Many of these collections are incorporated into Northeastern University's curriculum and serve as cultural points of interests for our visitors.
Make your way around the library to see them all!
- Art is best served when it can teach
Author Katy Börner gives a presentation to the Northeastern community to introduce the Places and Spaces: Mapping Science traveling exhibit in February 2012. The program was held in the fourth floor gallery space which displays pieces of the Arthur Goldberg art collection.
Behind her is James Gemmill's Construction Worker [mixed media, 1954, USA]
- Goldberg Art Collection
Location: Snell Library Fourth Floor
Students study in the library surrounded by art donated by collector, Arthur S. Goldberg (MEd '65). Goldberg has donated numerous pieces from his collection to Northeastern.
To browse the full collection visit the online exhibit, designed by Steve Olimpio, Library Co-op (NU '13).
- Arader Galleries Collection
- Bringing History Into The Classroom
Engaging in research and working with original source material is a key aspect of any academic education.
The maps and prints from Arader's collection are incorporated into a variety of courses within Northeastern's curriculum.
- International Artistry and Craft
This traditional Uzbek textile, displayed on Snell Library's first floor, was given to the library on July 2, 2004, from the Uzbekistan State World Languages University.