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

Past 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.

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Afterlife of Alice in Wonderland

October 15 - December 15, 2007
Smathers Library Gallery, 2nd Floor

AliceThis colorful exhibition traces the continued presence of the text and images of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in American culture, by presenting a variety of editions, illustrators, media and artifacts, and showcasing the 1969 portfolio edition illustrated by Salvador Dalí.

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Views of Padre Cícero and Brazil's Northeast Region in the Ralph Della Cava Gift

August 15 - October 7, 2007
Smathers Library Gallery, 2nd Floor

Padre CiceroFeaturing materials donated by Ralph Della Cava, this exhibit traces the dramatic happenings of the late 1800s in the Brazilian Northeast interior where society and infrastructure collapsed during years of drought. From this emerged Padre Cícero, who garnered deep love and respect from the masses in the region. Reports of miracles transferred public devotion to political influence and power. Curated by Richard Phillips and Paul Losch.

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Changing the face of Medicine

August 30 - October 6, 2006
Health Science Center Libraries

Changing the face of MedicineDiscover the many ways that women have influenced and enhanced the practice of medicine. The individuals featured here provide an intriguing glimpse of the broader community of women doctors who are making a difference. The National Library of Medicine is pleased to present this exhibition honoring the lives and accomplishments of these women in the hope of inspiring a new generation of medical pioneers.


John Ormsbee Simonds Remembered

November 15, 2005 - February 3, 2006
Smathers Library Gallery, 2nd Floor

John Ormsbee SimondsA retrospective of the life and career of one of the most influential American landscape architects of the twentieth century. Featuring drawings, plans, writings, photographs, and memorabilia from the John O. Simonds Papers, the exhibition focuses on his contributions to the profession as a practitioneer, author, and educator. Faculty and students of the UF Department of Landscape Architecture collaborated on the exhibition.

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75 Years of Blondie: 1930-2005

October 1 - October 31, 2005
Smathers Library Gallery, 2nd Floor

75 years of BlondieCurated by Stephanie Boluk and "Tof" Eklund, with assistance from Mil Willis, 75 Years of Blondie explores the early history of the strip. Strips that feature Blondie and Dagwood's tumultuous wedding, the successive birth and development of Cookie and Alexander, and the forgotten characters such as spirited Hiho and Dagwood's wealthy parents are all featured.

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Early Botany Illustrated

June 14 - September 10, 2004
Smathers Library Gallery, 2nd Floor

Early BotanyFocusing on the botanical illustrations found in works from the Rare Book Collection and the Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature, the exhibit is divided into six sections: Herbals, Gardening, Botany of Places: The Americas, Individual Plants, Periodicals, and Children's Literature.

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The Talkies : 75 Years of Award-Winning Movie Magic

The TalkiesFeaturing items from the Belknap Collection for the Performing Arts and curated by Jim Liversidge, Curator of the Popular Culture Collections.

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