Special Collections is honored to present “Twin Towers Tragedy — Ten Years: Photographs by John Jonas Gruen,” in the Atrium of the Davis Family Library, Monday, September 5-Friday, October 7, 2011. This solemn retrospective on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 offers 15 photographs taken by New York author/photographer John (Jonas) Gruen in the wake of the unspeakable events of 9/11. The exhibit at Middlebury College is an exclusive viewing of Gruen’s 9/11 photographs not included in the exhibit now on view at Guild Hall in Easthampton, NY. At the reception of the opening of an exhibit of his Guild Hall exhibit on Saturday, September 3, 2011, Gruen summed up the experience of taking these photographs – ”To have witnessed the unthinkable was to know the meaning of rage and confusion.”
Just a reminder that Special Collections will be closed this week from today, Monday, March 28, through next Sunday evening, April 3, 2011. We will reopen for regular hours next Monday, April 4, from 1-5 p.m., and 7-10 p.m.