Current Exhibitions

Censorship and Banned Books, 1933-1945

Censorship and Banned Books, 1933-1945

Censorship and Banned Books, 1933-1945 features panels and artifacts that highlight the history of regulation in Germany and the United States in the 1930s and 1940s. Topics include "Self-Censorship in Hollywood," "Nazi Book Burnings of 1933," and "Munich Art and Music Exhibitions, 1937-1938." Each topic explores the different forms of censorship that took place internationally leading up to World War II and examines the divergent path each government took toward what it deemed "inappropriate." This exhibition opened at the Museum of History and Holocaust Education in fall 2017.

Artifacts include books banned during this time period, such as Ernest Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls, John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, and Karl Marx's Das Kapital.

Getting Medieval: How to Make a Manuscript

This hands-on exhibition of medieval manuscripts explores the book-making process and provides the opportunity to interact with reproduction manuscripts and tools of the era.

Modern Book Arts

The exhibition features the vibrant and growing field of handmade artists’ books, including a selection of rare books created in the last ten years from the Bentley Museum’s collection.

History of the Bentley

This micro-exhibition takes a look into the 25-year history of the Bentley Rare Book Gallery, originally designed to represent a middle-class English library c. 1760-1820.

For more information, please call the Bentley Rare Book Museum at 470-578-9119 or email us at

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