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.


Smathers Library Lobby
November 9, 2018 - December 18, 2018

Catalyst presents four years of the Coffey Residency in Book Arts. Displayed alongside the completed artist's books are some of the materials from UF Special & Area Studies that served as inspiration.

Curated by Ellen Knudson


Black Educators: Florida's Secret Social Justice Advocates 1920-1960
Smathers Library Gallery
October 22, 2018 - December 18, 2018

Drawn rendering from photograph of Lincoln Hign School's first graduating class Black Educators: Florida's Secret Social Justice Advocates celebrates the 60th Anniversary of Desegregation at the University of Florida by showcasing the role of Black educators in the 40 years before the Civil Rights Movement.

Curated by Dr. Diedre Houchen and Florence M. Turcotte


Frankenstein: Scientific Inspiration and Outcomes
Marston Science Library, 3rd floor
August 27, 2018 - November 25, 2018

Anatomical heart illustration An exhibit in honor of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankensteinkenstein. Frankenstein: Scientific Inspiration and Outcomes begins with the science that inspired Shelley and looks ahead to current biomedical research to hypothesize what technology Dr. Victor Frankenstein might have utilized as a scientist in 2018.

Curated by Dr. Sara Russell Gonzalez


Served in the Zone
Albert H. Nahmad Panama Canal Gallery, Smathers Library 1st Floor
March 3, 2018 - February 1, 2019

Woman buy canned goods with baby in shopping cart An exhibition of food and community identity during the American Era of the Panama Canal Zone. Served in the Zone features photographs, artifacts, and ephemera paired with memories from former Canal Zone residents to illustrate their impact.

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