Current Exhibition in the Gallery


Harvard, 1968.


Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968)

This exhibition, featuring materials drawn from the collections of the Harvard University Archives, provides a glimpse into the events at Harvard that took place in the time just preceding and including that momentous year – 1968.

Over the centuries the Harvard community – the people who study, work, and often live at the University – has been influenced by and taken part in numerous societal upheavals. Beginning with the civil rights movement of the early 1960s, other forms of protest such as student activism, anti-Vietnam war demonstrations, an invigorated women’s rights movement, and a new environmental movement were in full swing by the end of that decade.

The upheavals of the 1960s had a widespread effect upon the whole Harvard community. This is particularly true of the events leading up to those of 1968, shaking the country and the University, especially the students at Harvard who were members of the Class of 1968. 

On view through June 14, 2018 in the Lammot du Pont Copeland Gallery, Pusey Library, Harvard Yard

The gallery in Pusey Library is located in the southeast corner of Harvard Yard. Pusey Library may be entered via the below-grade entrance facing Widener Library. Map

Access for visitors with disabilities only is via the entrance of Lamont Library, located at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Quincy Street, east of Harvard Square.

Free and open to the public

Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm

Saturday, 10am to 2pm

The gallery is closed during all University holidays and special events, including Memorial Day weekend (May 26-28). 

The gallery will be open on Commencement Day (May 24) from noon to 5pm for visitors with access to Harvard Yard.


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