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Magazine

  • Framing the Future
    Fall 2014

    At 89 years old, famed architect Gunnar Birkerts shows no signs of retiring. His collections at the Bentley showcase his architectural thought processes, leading to the recent opening of his National Library of Latvia.

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  • Slide Over Here
    Fall 2014

    Before Power Point presentations or Flickr, the best way for a group to see a single image was through lantern slides. The Bentley has hundreds of these slides in its collections, providing a new old way to see U-M.

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  • Hair-Razing Memories
    Fall 2014

    In 1903, campus hazing rituals included students shearing each other’s heads before the annual Freshman Banquet. A scrapbook at the Bentley documents the hair-removing adventures with actual locks.

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  • Brigham, Metcalf, and Osler
    Fall 2014

    A trio of exhibits at the University of Michigan Museum of art has put a bright spotlight on the Bentley’s modern architectural archives of three famous architects.

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