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KU Libraries Exhibits Program

The Libraries Exhibits Program highlights the strengths of the libraries’ collections and the creative scholarship of our KU campus community. In partnership with other cultural venues at KU and throughout our local and regional community, the exhibitions promote the scholarly and educational mission of the University, reflect the Libraries' commitment to freedom of information and cultural diversity, and stimulate academic discourse on campus.

Current Exhibitions

Haricombe Gallery, Watson Library

Side by Side:  A Partnership of Honor and Support
February 8 through September 13, 2018

Kenneth Spencer Research Library Exhibit Space

Women's Athletics at KU:  From Physical Education to Recognized Athletic Program
February 7, 2018 through April 30, 2018

International Collections

A Reflection of Genocide in Africa: Rwanda and the Herero

A Reflection of Genocide in Africa: Rwanda and the Herero
April 3 through August 1, 2017

Murphy Art & Architecture Digital Exhibitions, Spencer Museum of Art

Facsimiles as books title image

Facsimiles as books: Recreating the real thing | Spring through Summer 2017

The Murphy Art & Architecture Library is displaying a new exhibition on its digital monitor which highlights the extensive collection of facsimiles in the Art & Architecture library.  The exhibition is divided into sections focusing on facsimiles of medieval manuscripts, texts, and original art such as watercolors, drawings and sketchbooks.

KU Libraries Exhibits Program Contact

Sarah Goodwin Thiel
Head of Community Engagement
Coordinator, KU Libraries Exhibits Program

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