Lourdes Santamaría-Wheeler
Exhibits Director
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.


Pioneering Bilingualism | Bilingüismo Pionero
Education Library
October 21, 2019 - March 27, 2020

Coral Way Elementary Bilingual class in the 1960s Pioneering Bilingualism | Bilingüismo Pionero is a bilingual exhibit celebrating the story of Coral Way Elementary. In 1963, Miami, Florida's Spanish-speaking immigrant community was growing. In response, Coral Way Elementary became the first publicly-funded dual language two-way immersion program in the United States.

Curated by Brittany Kester and Pia Molina.


An American Canal in Panama
Albert H. Nahmad Panama Canal Gallery, Smathers Library 1st Floor
March 16, 2019 - February 23, 2020

Group of people at demonstration to save the Panama Canal The Panama Canal and its surroundings were historically the source of tension between the United States and Panama. This exhibit looks at the sources of tension and examines events that led to the transfer of the Canal in 1999.

Curated by Elizabeth A. Bouton, John Nemmers, and Lourdes Santamaría-Wheeler. With assistance from Elizabeth Bemis.


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