Sleep Mode

April - June 2021

Sleep Mode, a virtual exhibition with related events, will focus on the landscapes of sleep and dreams. Dreams can serve as portals, bringing messages or visions from the spiritual world; they can highlight our anxieties or illuminate our waking lives. Sleep Mode will explore the history of sleeping and dreaming, hypnotism and trance, hibernation and introspection, dormancy and expectation, and the crucial role of dreaming in times of struggle and social upheaval.

Audio Essays

Sign up to receive six bi-weekly, curated emails with photos, audio essays, and prompts. Each audio essay will address a different sleep-related topic, engaging listers and inviting them to dive into the exhibition theme.

Curator's Conversations

Join us for biweekly live, virtual conversations showcasing exhibition items from PPL’s Special Collections. Each conversation will focus on a different sleep-related theme (corresponding to that week’s audio essay). Curator Angela DiVeglia will be joined by community members who will lead the discussion. Viewers can ask questions during the event or submit them afterwards!

Register for all six events here, or read more about each conversation and register below!