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.


Artbound 2014 Student Competition and New Acquisitions in Book Art

November 3, 2014 - December 12, 2014
Smathers Library Gallery, 2nd Floor

Rembering AesopArtbound 2014 features contemporary works by students in book arts and/or fine arts programs across the U.S. The fourteen books included are complemented by other recent additions in Book Arts within Special & Area Studies Collections.

Curated by Ellen Knudson

The Artbound competition was juried by Jessica Peterson of The Southern Letterpress.


From Microscopic to Massive: Worker Health Challenges in the Construction Era

August 11, 2014 - February 1, 2015
Health Science Center Library

Men burning grass in ditch near railroad tracksFrom Microscopic to Massive: Worker Health Challenges in the Construction Era examines the whole health picture, from the narrative of scientific discovery to efforts to eradicate mosquito vectors and disparities in health care and treatment among canal laborers.

Curated by Nancy Schaefer and Nina Stoyan-Rosenzweig


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