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

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.

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.


Voices from the Panama Canal

August 11, 2014 - October 24, 2014
Smathers Library Gallery, 2nd Floor

Crew in Lock Chamber Voices from the Panama Canal is an effort to represent the different voices that make up the history of the Canal; a history rich because of its diversity, but also dynamic and conflictive.

Curated by Paul Losch and Margarita Vargas-Betancourt

This exhibition is based on the reasearch and work of UF graduate students in ARH6836 Exhibition Seminar Fall 2013.


Building the Canal

August 11, 2014 – December 12, 2014
Marston Science Library

Gatun Upper LocksBuilding the Canal highlights the specialized equipment and engineering ingenuity needed to construct the Canal.

Curated by Michael Howell



Life in the Canal Zone

August 11, 2014 – October 31, 2014
Library West, 2nd Floor

Canal Zone TeamLife in the Canal Zone presents aspects of American daily life in the Zone, from the American construction era to more modern times.

Curated by Shelley Arlen



Revealing the Right Route: Cartographic Evidence of Early Canal Plans

August 11, 2014 – November 14, 2014
Map & Imagery Library

Map Isthmus of PanamaRevealing the Right Route presents the various routes considered for the Panama Canal, including Nicaragua, Darien, and Panama, as seen in antique maps.

Curated by Carol McAuliffe and Jennifer Farrington



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