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

 

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

 

Book STEAM
Smathers Library Lobby
September 30 – December 16, 2016

The works on display in Book STEAM demonstrate the artists’ interpretations of the basic nature of our existence via literal and figurative translations of scientific concepts. They may or may not be “true” in a scientific sense, but these books make us feel something. Who can argue that is not just as important as a technological advance?

Curated by Ellen Knudson