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.

2017      2016      2015      2014      2013      2012      2011      2010      2009      2008      Earlier

 

University of Florida Yearbooks
Smathers Library Lobby
March 2, 2018 - April 2, 2018

1919 cover of UF yearbook Highlighting the history of the UF yearbooks. The first yearbook, The Seminole, was published from 1910 until 1973. In 1983, it was renamed THe Tower. The last University of Florida yearbook was published in 2007.

Curated by Peggy McBride

 

Visualizing the Natural World
Smathers Library Gallery
February 9, 2018 - March 30, 2018

illustration of orange orchid How we talk about nature reveals the place we claim in the world. Visualizing the Natural World encapsulates ways of knowing through the eyes of scientists and their work.

Curated by Haven Hawley, Valrie Minson, and Sam Huang

 

Florida Tourism | Sunshine and Shadows
Smathers Library Gallery
October 13 - December 14, 2017

Map of Florida Florida Tourism examines the social and racial inequities of tourism in Florida. It looks at the period of growth and increasing access to Florida vacations from the late 19th century until the opening of Walt Disney World in 1971. The exhibition is drawn mostly from Smathers Libraries Special and Area Studies Collections, including tourist photographs, brochures, postcards, and souvenirs.

Developed as part of the graduate Exhibitions Seminar in Museum Studies.

 

Bob Campbell's Photographs of Dian Fossey's Karisoke Research Center, 1968 - 1972
Smathers Library Lobby
September 18, 2017 – February 9, 2018

Infant Gorilla Eating BerriesAn exhibit of 30 photographic reproductions from Bob Campbell's original slides. The photographs feature Dian Fossey, the Karisoke Research Center in Rwanda, neighboring peoples, and mountain gorillas.

Curated by Dan Reboussin and Richard Freeman with assistance from Riley Ravary

 

Between Two Oceans
Albert H. Nahmad Panama Canal Gallery, Smathers Library 1st Floor
April 1, 2017 - February 17, 2018

A ship between the locks of the Panama CanalAn overview of the first 100 years of the Panama Canal as collected by those who devoted their livelihoods to this waterway.

Curated by Elizabeth A. Bouton

 

 

Marjorie Strode Coffey: Legacy of a Creative Life
Smathers Library Lobby
March 15 – May 12, 2017

The exhibition features the personal artwork of Marjorie Strode Coffey in tandem with the objects funded by her endowment - new acquisiotions for the Book Arts Collection and artists' books created during the 2015 and 2016 Coffey Residencies.

Curated by Ellen Knudson and Ann Lindell

 

The Cuban American Dream
Smathers Library Gallery
March 27 – June 2, 2017

airplane silhouette The Cuban American Dream explores the reasons behind the immigration of Cubans to Florida from the 16th to the 21st century, the pressure that such immigration brought to local and state governments, the reactions of Floridian communities to Cuban immigrants, the ways in which Cuban immigrants adapted to their new reality, and the contribution of Cuban immigration to Florida.

Curated by Margarita Vargas-Betancourt with assistance from Alexis Baldacci

Read the interpretive labels in English or Spanish

 

Beetle | Book | Bark
Smathers Library Gallery
January 9 – March 10, 2017

Beetle | Book | Bark, reflects upon the beetles themselves, their destructive capacity, and the art they unintentionally create. It includes original works of art that incorporate large-scale, high-resolution images of the beetles juxtaposed with their three dimensional habitats and rare volumes featuring stylized and scientific representations of bark beetles, displaying how the concepts such as scientific accuracy, imagination, and design evolved through the ages.

Curated by Jiri Hulcr and John Nemmers