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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Sarasota Modern: The Sarasota School of Architecture, 1941-1966

November 11 - December 24, 2009
Smathers Library Gallery, 2nd Floor

Sarasota ModernAn exhibition featuring architectural models, drawings, and photographs from the UF Architecture Archives; with works by Ralph Twitchell, Paul Rudolph, Victor Lundy, Tim Seibert, Jack West, and Gene Leedy, among others.

View the catalog        See the Conners Residence and Walker Guest House


Banned and Challenged Children's Books, 1990-2008

September 16 - November 4, 2009
Smathers Library Gallery, 2nd Floor

Banned and Challenged Children's BooksCurated by Rita Smith, this exhibit highlights children's books that have been banned or challenged between 1990 to 2008.

View the exhibit poster



Smathers Libraries Chinese Artifacts - Literary and Otherwise

June 4 - July 30, 2009
Smathers Library Gallery, 2nd Floor

Banned and Challenged Children's BooksThis exhibit of artifacts features art that may or may not contain literary components, but that illustrates the refined aesthetic and literate sensibilities that underlie traditional Chinese cultural production, as it played out in such works as scroll paintings that include calligraphic word puzzles and ancestral portraits that honor the family names through history.

View the exhibit poster


Alternative UF: Counterculture Through the Decades

April 20 - May 31, 2009
Smathers Library Gallery, 2nd Floor

Alternative UFThrough photographs, yearbooks, letters, newspaper articles, and artifacts, Alternative UF: Counterculture Through the Decades, recounts political activism, sit-ins, Civil Rights demonstrations, Vietnam War protests, the alternative press, women on campus, and the hunt for homosexuals and other "subversives" on campus by the Johns Committee in the 1950s and 60s. Curated by Anastasia Bower, Candice Ellis, Ian Gaffney, and Bronwyn McCarthy.

                                View the online exhibit


For This Is An Enchanted Land: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Florida

March 20 - April 3, 2009
Smathers Library Gallery, 2nd Floor

Marjorie Kinnan RawlingsFor This Is An Enchanted Land features books, manuscripts, photos, letters and artifacts from the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Papers, held in the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections. On display in conjunction with the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society in Gainesville.

View the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Digital Collection


Cuba: Past, Present and Future

January 9 - 23, 2009
Smathers Library Gallery, 2nd Floor

Cuban FlagCuba: Past, Present and Future, features rare books, manuscripts, maps, photographs and other items from the Smathers Libraries covering over 200 years of Cuban history. These include early imprints on Cuba's colonial past, efforts for self-governance, slavery, nationalism, foreign investment, crime, women's rights, spirituality, popular culture and human rights. Special attention is given to twentieth century political movements and upheavals.