Lourdes Santamaría-Wheeler
Exhibits Director
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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Art of the Book: Binding, Illustration, and Typography

October 11 - December 15, 2010
Smathers Library Gallery, 2nd Floor

Art of the BookCurated by Rita Smith, John Freund, Ellen Knudson, and Nancy Poehlmann, Art of the Book focuses on the artistic aspects os a book rather than the text. Featuring leather tooling of covers and the evolution of 19th century publishers' book bindings, examples of foreedge painting, wood blocks and wood cut illustrations, early and fine press printing, and typography styles.


Rewriting the Book of Nature: Charles Darwin and the Rise of Evolutionary Theory

October 22 - December 8, 2010
Smathers Library Gallery, 2nd Floor

Charles DarwinRewriting the Book of Nature explores Charles Darwin’s vision—“from so simple a beginning, endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being evolved”—a vision that now forms the foundation of the biological sciences. Radical in sweep, This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health and the NIH Office of History.



September 1 - October 1, 2010
Smathers Library Gallery, 2nd Floor

Artbound 2010ARTBOUND features contemporary works by students making books in book arts and/or fine arts programs across the United States.

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The Broadway Meloday: Musical Theatre Highlights from the Great White Way 1900-1950

March 8 - April 30, 2010
Smathers Library Gallery, 2nd Floor

CartelesShowcasing the creators, performers and productions of Broadway in the first half of the 20th Century, The Broadway Melody presents a rare selection of playbills, programs, posters, sheet music, photographs, video images and miscellaneous ephemera from the vast theatre holdings of the Belknap Collection for the Performing Arts and the general Popular Culture Collection.


Carteles: The Efraín Barradas Collection of Mexican & Cuban Film Posters

January 15 - February 28, 2010
Smathers Library Gallery, 2nd Floor

CartelesThis exhibition features selections from the Efraín Barradas Collection of Mexican & Cuban Film Posters collected and donated by Dr. Ramón A. Figueroa. The collection, which is preserved and housed in the Popular Culture Collections of the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections, consists of 378 film posters, lobby cards and window cards.

View the online exhibit       See the digitized collection