March 20, 2024

New Exhibition: Artistic Networks of the Centaur Press

A new Special Collections exhibition, Artistic Networks of the Centaur Press, is on display near the elevator on the third floor of Watzek Library. 

Curated by Orion Whitcher (’24) and Juliana Wullenjohn (’24), this exhibition examines the Centaur Press, a small printing press active in San Francisco during the 1940s and 50s, which facilitated freedom of expression and the capacity for self-representation, particularly women and queer individuals. Drawing from the Kermit Sheets Collection, archival materials reveal the Press’s Oregon roots, prominent female authors, and its focus on sexual and queer themes.