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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2014



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

Read the interpretive labels

 

 

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

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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

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Voices from the Panama Canal

August 11, 2014 - October 24, 2014
Smathers Library Gallery, 2nd Floor

Crew in Lock Chamber Voices from the Panama Canal is an effort to represent the different voices that make up the history of the Canal; a history rich because of its diversity, but also dynamic and conflictive.

Curated by Paul Losch and Margarita Vargas-Betancourt

This exhibition is based on the reasearch and work of UF graduate students in ARH6836 Exhibition Seminar Fall 2013.

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Revolucionarias: Women and the Formation of the Cuban Nation

March 31, 2014 - May 23, 2014
Smathers Library Gallery, 2nd Floor

Revolucionarias Revolucionarias: Women and the Formation of the Cuban Nation examines the centralizing role of women in Cuban revolutions and history. The bilingual exhibition features photographs and archival documents, as well as recent acquisitions from the Smathers Libraries Special and Area Studies Collections.

Curated by Margarita Vargas-Betancourt and Lillian Guerra
with assistance from Alexis Baldacci and Daniel J. Fernandez-Guevara

See the list of included works      Read the interpretive labels in English or Spanish

 

Haggadah: why is this book different?

January 21, 2014 - March 21, 2014
Smathers Library Gallery, 2nd Floor

HaggadahFeaturing rare and unique haggadot from the Price Library of Judaica, this exhibition examines the way in which the Passover haggadot have been produced and used around the world.

Curated by Rebecca Jefferson

See the list of included works      Read the interpretive labels