Current Exhibits

In the Special Collections Library exhibit area through April 30, 2015:

My Name is Omar: A Life in the Struggle for Liberation

This exhibit includes the only known autobiography of an American slave written in the Arabic language. Long thought lost, the document surfaced at auction in the 1990s and was purchased by a private collector, who has allowed it to be on exhibit at Clemson University.  This is the first time the document has been available to the public in South Carolina. See  here  for more information about this exhibit.


In R.M. Cooper Library through March 15, 2015:

Theatre at Clemson – the Clemson Players

On display are costumes, production photos, and other materials from the Clemson Players’ fall productions of Vincent In Brixton and Big Love.  These plays were staged in the Brooks Center’s Bellamy Theatre.  Set, costume, and lighting designs represent an exciting collaboration between faculty and students.

Also on display are materials for the Clemson Players’ upcoming production of Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl.  According to traditional myth, Eurydice was killed by a snakebite on her wedding day.  Her husband, Orpheus, journeyed to the underworld to retrieve her.  He was told by the lord of the underworld to return to the surface and Eurydice would follow him, but if Orpheus turned to see if she was actually there, Eurydice would be pulled back into the underworld forever.  While this myth is typically told from Orpheus’ point of view, Ruhl’s adaptation of the story follows Eurydice as she faces choices between love and loss.

The Eurydice display includes an opportunity to win tickets to the national touring production of Peter and the Starcatcher in the Brooks Theatre, March 5th.