These are examples of exhibitions previously featured at the Sullivan Museum and History Center
Saddle Up! Norwich Cavalry: Training, Touring and Tactics on Horseback
The story of the Norwich Cavalry and its establishment is full of wonderful images of the days when equines were part of the daily life at the University. Fascinating facts and “firsts” at Norwich come to life with life size imagery, sounds and objects from our cavalry history. This exhibition looks back at the time when Norwich ruled on the Polo fields and made history in the new sport of endurance racing. The exhibition will included details of daily riding instruction and care of the three breeds of horses in the program, and also chronicles the brief, but famous hunt for Pancho Villa. In 1916 President Ira Reeves released Col. Frank Thompkins to support this effort on behalf of the US Army, and Norwich horses were at their side. Daily updates were made in the NY Times on their tour seeking out this infamous character on both the American and Mexican landscape. Join us for an in-depth look at the distinguished history of the Cavalry at Norwich. This exhibition will open January 18, 2016 and continue through June 30, 2016.
Women of Norwich: Trailblazers and Torchbearers
Photo courtesy of Nancy Young (NU ’76)
August 21-December 18, 2015
Women at Norwich have been an integral part of the success of the University. While many women during the early years of the Academy were “behind the scenes” their contributions were important, lasting and helped shape the institution Norwich is today. This exhibition features many facets of the women who were “first”. First ladies of the Norwich Presidents, first women Cadets in the Corps and first women in fields where they have not traditionally been employed or deployed. Join us for a view into Norwich from perspectives of notables such as Captain Alden Partridge’s wife Anne Partridge, the first eight women to enter the Corps of Cadets as well as today’s Women of Norwich, both Civilian and Cadet.
Photo courtesy of Mark Collier/NU Staff Photographer
Read more about our exhibits in Museum News.
1865: Out of the Ashes
Assassination, Reconstruction, and Healing the Nation
January 19 – July 31, 2015
Our fifth and final exhibition in our series commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. This exhibition focused on the aftermath of President Lincoln’s assassination, the rehabilitation and restoration of the South and efforts toward moving the country into a unified whole.
Kara Walker: Juxtaposition
Contemporary Specters and Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War
January 19 – July 31, 2015
A collection of images on loan from Mount Holyoke College.
In choosing Kara Walker’s series, Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) as a partner exhibition to the fifth and final exhibition commemorating the Civil War, our objective was to pose questions to our audience about the legacy of the Civil War, its continued effects and how we view them today.
Billboard Buildings: Collage and Mixed Media
June 6, 2014 – December 19, 2014
An architect and working artist, Arthur Schaller has taught architectural design and related courses for over 40 years. For the past 16 years, he has taught at the School of Architecture and Art at Norwich University. Schaller’s new works are collages of printed material glued onto board. Surfaces are cut or ripped from printed publications and sorted by color, texture or image fragment. Schaller says he produces many of the works in series, exploring a guiding theme or concept until it was exhausted, making room for a new influence. “Billboard Buildings” are variations on frontal views of rambling—but ordered—long, thin buildings perched on legs that stand in rich color and textural space.
1864: Some Suffer So Much
Jan. 13 – Dec. 19, 2014
The exhibition examines the role of Norwich University alumni as military surgeons who treated the wounded soldiers on the battlefields and in hospitals and traces the history of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from the Civil War to the present, along with other themes.
Read more about the exhibit. (pdf)
Through May 2014
This exhibit brings together objects based on their circular shape. Ranging from familiar items, such as a uniform button, to oddities like a foot-powered dentist’s drill, this playful random sampling of the museum’s collection highlights the diversity of the Norwich experience.
These Honored Dead: Private and National Commemoration
April 8-Dec. 20, 2013
This is the third in our series of exhibits marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. We explore the contributions made by Norwich alumni during the pivotal year of 1863. The exhibit also considers mourning rituals in 19th-Century America.
Useful and Elegant Accomplishments
Jan. 14-June 30, 2013
An exhibit of 19th-Century landscape drawings
1861-1862: Toward a Higher Moral Purpose
Aug. 13, 2012 – April 13, 2013
The second in a series of exhibits on Norwich University and the Civil War
“Russian Only Please”
March 22, 2012 – Jan. 2013
A History of the Norwich University Russian School (1968-2000)
The Challenge and Compromise of Slavery
Oct. 2011 – July 2012
The first in a series of exhibits on Norwich University and the Civil War
Strike Up the Band
2011- March 2012
An exhibit of musical instruments and the history of the Norwich Band
Touch the Sound
April 6 – Sept. 31, 2011
An exhibit exploring the use of sound across Norwich disciplines
Building and Beyond
Feb. 14 – March 25, 2011
A history of architecture at Norwich and projects by current architecture students
The Role of Remembrance
Oct. 10, 2010 – Jan. 31, 2011
An exhibit on World War II and Norwich University
Face to Face
March 3-Aug. 31, 2010
An exhibit of portraiture from the Norwich University collection
NU and the Buffalo Soldiers
Hooked on Hockey
An exhibit celebrating 100 years of Norwich Hockey
Norwich and the U.S. Antarctic Program
Inspired by Stories: Artists Reflect on the Historical Collection of the Sullivan Museum
An exhibit of Inuit art from the collection of Dr. Robert Christie (NU’44)
NU Visions Abroad
A multimedia exhibition of NU students working with communities overseas
Climb to Conquer
60 Years of Mountain Cold Weather (1947–2007)