Browse Exhibits (3 total)
Unbuilt Wheaton College
As a building absorbs the desires and dramas of its occupants, it develops its own personality and relevance as a historic landmark. An unbuilt building, like the road not taken, implies alternate paths, unknown vistas and fresh perspectives, existing quite apart from what is actually realized. Architect Daniel Liebskind observes in Never Built New York, “Herein lies the paradox of unbuilt and unperformed works…They live their own existence, oblivious to time….It lies in the beholder’s imagination.” The following blueprints depict structures intended for the Wheaton College campus, but were rejected for varying reasons.
From Purchase to Perusal: the Life-Cycle of Materials at the Wade Center
Have you ever wondered how the Wade Center and other similar libraries obtain and preserve materials for their collections? This exhibit explores the process.
Created by: The Marion E. Wade Center
Jonathan Blanchard: More Than a Founder