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

Current Exhibits

All exhibits are free and open to the public during the same hours as the building in which they are housed, unless otherwise specified and with occasional exceptions for maintenance.

 

Florida Tourism | Sunshine and Shadows
Smathers Library Gallery

Map of Florida Florida Tourism examines the social and racial inequities of tourism in Florida. It looks at the period of growth and increasing access to Florida vacations from the late 19th century until the opening of Walt Disney World in 1971. The exhibition is drawn mostly from Smathers Libraries Special and Area Studies Collections, including tourist photographs, brochures, postcards, and souvenirs.

Developed as part of the graduate Exhibitions Seminar in Museum Studies.

 

Bob Campbell's Photographs of Dian Fossey's Karisoke Research Center, 1968 - 1972
Smathers Library Lobby

Infant Gorilla Eating BerriesAn exhibit of 30 photographic reproductions from Bob Campbell's original slides. The photographs feature Dian Fossey, the Karisoke Research Center in Rwanda, neighboring peoples, and mountain gorillas.

Curated by Dan Reboussin and Richard Freeman with assistance from Riley Ravary

 

Between Two Oceans
Albert H. Nahmad Panama Canal Gallery, Smathers Library 1st Floor

A ship between the locks of the Panama CanalAn overview of the first 100 years of the Panama Canal as collected by those who devoted their livelihoods to this waterway.

Curated by Elizabeth A. Bouton

 

 

Florida Citrus Labels
Marston Science Library, 2nd Floor

Alligator Supreme Citrus LabelReproductions of Florida Citrus Labels from the Jerry Chicone Jr. Citrus Crate Label Collection. The labels presented are primarily from the first half of the 20th century.

 

 

The Art of the Sketch
Quiet Study Area Wall Case, Smathers Library, 1st Floor

Sketch by Kenneth Treister

Featuring sketches by Robert Broward, Alain Huin, William Morgan, Alfred Browning Parker, and Kenneth Treister The Art of the Sketch presents the uniquely personal and visual exercise for architects that facilitates discovery into spatial relationships, light, and volume.

Curated by Cindy Peterson