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.



March 10, 2014 - April 30, 2014
Library West, 2nd Floor

FailureIn everyday usage failure suggests a finite event without the possibility of recovery. But this exhibit shows how failure is a much more nuanced term. There are famous failures and failed fame, creative failures and failed creations, failed epics and epic fails. We do not consider failure to be a fixed opposite of success, but something richly unstable.

Curated by Marsha Bryant, Mary Ann Eaverly, Amy Abugo Ongiri, Eric Segal, and Craig Smith


Chestnut Family Centennial

February 3, 2014 - March 28, 2014
Smathers Library Gallery, 2nd Floor

A celebration of the Chestnut Family's 100 years of cummunity involvement in Gainesville.

Curated by Jana Ronan


Miniature Books

April 23, 2012 - February 1, 2013
Smathers Library, Room 1A

Miniature Books In the United States, a miniature book is usually considered to be one which is no more than three inches in height, width, or thickness. Some aficionados collect slightly larger books while others specialize in even smaller sizes. Outside of the United States, books up to four inches are often considered miniature.

Curated by Ellen Knudson


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