Lourdes Santamaría-Wheeler
Exhibits Coordinator
527 Library West
George A. Smathers Libraries
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611
Email: l.s.wheeler@ufl.edu
Phone: (352) 273-2564

Past Exhibits

Collateral materials from past exhibits, such as catalogs, posters, installation photographs, and object lists are available in the Exhibit Materials Collection within the UF Digital Collections.

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Buttons, Badges, and Bumper Stickers: 160 Years of Presidential Campaigns

November 3 - December 15, 2008
Smathers Library Gallery, 2nd Floor

160 Years of Presidential CampaignsSponsored by the Stewards of Florida History and the UF Department of Political Science and ust in time for the 2008 presidential election, Buttons, Badges, and Bumper Stickers: 160 Years of Presidential Campaigns features campaign objects from the extensive collection of John Owen Clark, as well as materials from various collections held in the UF Libraries.

View the exhibit catalog


Pop-up, Spin, Pull, Fold: Toy Books from the Baldwin Library

September 2 - October 31, 2008
Smathers Library Gallery, 2nd Floor

Toy BooksPop-up, Spin, Pull, Fold features pop-up and movable books from the Baldwin Library. The exhibition is a chronological display of children's books which foster an interactive experience between the reader and the book, including the complex pop-up books of current paper engineers such as Robert Sabuda.



Lebanon ~ Israel ~ Egypt: A Magic Lantern Ride from the 1920s to the Modern Era

May 27 - June 13, 2008
Library West

Magic Lantern SlidesPresented by The Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica and the P. K. Yonge Library of Florida History, this exhibition features selections from the Elizabeth Pagel and Jacob H. Kaplan gift to Smathers Libraries. The photographs document Jerusalem, Cairo, Tel Aviv, and the Middle East through the eyes of Jacob H. Kaplan, a rabbi at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati and Temple Israel in Miami who traveled to the Middle East in the early 20th Century.


Jim Haskins: The Professor, the Writer, and the Activist

January 1 - March 1, 2008
Smathers Library Gallery, 2nd Floor

Jim HaskinsJim Haskins (1941-2005) was a University of Florida English professor and prolific author, who wrote the book that inspired creators of the 1984 movie The Cotton Club. Included in the exhibit are all of his 150 books along with notes, awards and personal items from the collections of the George A. Smathers Libraries.

See the exhibit layout