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Previous Exhibitions

The Wicked Weather Around Us: Severe Weather in the Midwest
Dec 2012 – Mar 2013
Pathways to Iowa: Migration Stories from the Iowa Women’s Archives
Aug – Dec 2012
Visions of the future: global science fiction
Apr – July 2012
Chemistry: It’s FUN-damental
Aug – Dec 2011
“Now Do Not Let Your Courage Fail”
March – July 11
UICB @ 25: The Future of a Legacy
Nov 10 – Feb 11
City of Literature: Literary Life in Iowa City
July – Nov 10
50 Years of Laser
Mar – June 10
Material Witness: Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Nov 09 – Feb 10
Comics & Culture
July – October 09
When the World Spoke Arabic: The Golden Age of Arab Civilization
April – June 09
Lincoln’s Legacy in Iowa: A Bicentennial Celebration
Dec 08 – March 09
Community, Education, Family, Tradition: Latinos in Iowa
July – November 08
By Chance and By Design: A History of the Pentacrest
March – June 08
William Blake at 250
Nov 07 – Feb 08
East Asia in the Midwest: 40 Years of the International Writing Program
July – October 07
Making No Compromise with the Public Taste
March – June 07
Indigenous Peoples of Iowa: Converging Histories and Cultures
Nov 06 – Feb 07
Words Like Feathers Fly: The Chronicles of Iowa Birders
July – October 06
cARTalog
April – July 06
Tiny Tomes:  The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books
Connecting you to a World of Ideas for 150 Years: The University of Iowa Libraries
Nov 05 – Mar 06
Beyond the Bun: A Look Inside Librarian Culture
Sept – Oct 05

Bookbinding Across Time and Cultures

Apr 05 – Aug 05
Liberated Images: The Subversive Culture of Collage and Zines
Dec 04 – Mar 05
Velocipedomania: The Origin and Evolution of the Bicycle
Jul – Nov 04
Four Decades of Hamady and the Perishable Press
Mar – Jul 04
Fleeting Are The Shadows: A Century of Yearbooks from The University of Iowa
Nov 03 – Feb 04
Comforting Creatures: The Human – Animal Bond in Western Culture
May – Oct 03
Women Making History: Selections from the Iowa Women’s Archives
Nov 02 – Apr 03
New Social Movements in Latin America
Jun – Oct 02
A More Varied Union:  Diversity in American Society
Feb – May 02
Cheating the Wind:  Streamliners on the Rails
Oct 02 – Jan 02
Hypatia’s Hidden Heritage:  Women in Science
Jun 01 – Sep 01
Into the Sunset:  Views of the American West
Feb 01 – May 01
The Fifties:  From Atomic Power to American Pie
Oct 00 – Jan 01
Romancing the Rose:  Flowers in American Culture
Jun 00 – Sep 00
Celebrating Dance!  Documenting Dance
Feb 00 – May 00
Open Book – The Book Studies Community at The University of Iowa
Oct 99 – Jan 00
Driven:  America’s Obsession with the Automobile
June 99 – Sep 99
Fifty Years of Hope:  The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Mar 99 – May 99
Keeping Our Word:  Preserving Information Across the Ages
Oct 98 – Feb 99
Mississippi River:  The Life and Landscape of the Father of Waters
Jun 98 – Sep 98
Enchanted and Enchanting Kingdoms
Feb 98 – May 98
Books for the Millions:  Publishers’ Bindings of the 19th Century
Oct 97 – Jan 98
Intrepid Travelers:  Women on the Road, 1850-1950
Jun 97 – Oct 97
Crime Does Pay
Mar 97 – May 97
Iowa 150:  A Thematic Celebration
Dec 96 – Feb 97
Belles Preries:  The American Grasslands
Sep 96 – Nov 96
Jun 96 – Aug 96
The Szathmary Collection of Culinary Arts
Mar 96 – May 96
Jazz in the House!
Dec 95 – Feb 96
Fine Printing in Iowa:  The Work of K.K. Merker, 1957-1995
Sep 95 – Nov 95
The Dream and the Deal:  Federal Support of the Arts and Public Projects in the 1930s
Jun 95 – Aug 95
Faces of Buddhism:  Images from East Asia
Apr 95 – May 95
Focus on the Sciences
Jan 95 – Mar 95
Evolving Images:  Library Resources for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Studies
Nov 94 – Dec 94
The Magical Worlds of the Inklings:  Narnia, Middle-Earth, and More
Aug  94 – Oct 94
Good Books:  From Author to Reader
Mar 94 – Jul 94
The Gastronomic Lens
Jan 94 – Feb 94
John DePol:  Wood Engraver
Nov 93 – Dec 93
Antonin Dvorak and Iowa’s Czech Tradition
Sep 93 – Oct 93
Making Crime Pay or The Mystery
Jul 93 – Aug 93
The Reel Thing:  Behind the Magic of Movies
Mar 93 – May 93
A Century of Iowa Basketball
Dec 92 – Feb 93
Presencia Latina/Latino Presence:  Reworking the U.S. Aesthetic
Sep 92 – Nov 92
The Short Story:  A Singular Effort
Jun 92 – Aug 92
Carroll Coleman:  Publisher
Apr 92 – May 92
Our Environment
Feb 92 – Mar 92
Mozart:  200 Years After
Nov 91 – Jan 92
Women of Courage
Sep 91 – Oct 91
Publish and Perish:  Printed Ephemera and Social History
Jun 91 – Aug 91
Iowa Authors
Apr 91 – Jun 91
The People, The Place:  Native Americans in Iowa
Feb 91 – Mar 91
The Haunted Imagination:  Edgar Allan Poe
Nov 90 – Dec 90
Book As Image:  A Selection of Artist’s Books from the UI Libraries
Sep 90 – Oct 90
The Dog Days of Summer
Jun 90 – Aug 90
Intellectual Freedom:  The Foundation of Democracy
Mar 90 – May 90
Black History Month:  The African-American Experience at the U of Iowa
Feb 90 – Mar 90
The Work and Play of Adrian Wilson
Nov 89 – Dec 89
100 Years of Iowa Football:  1889-1989
Aug 89 – Oct 89
The Golden Age of Railroading
Jun 89 – Aug 89
The Arts of Barry Moser
Apr 89 – May 89
Chronicle of Achievement: In Honor of the World’s Women
Feb 89 – Mar 89
Saving Our Books and Words: Conservation and Preservation of Books
Dec 88 – Jan 89
Where Wonder Waits: The Triumph of Story
Oct 88 – Nov 88
Browsing Through Iowa City
Sep 88 – Oct 88
Iowa Elderhostel:  Continuing Education for Persons Over 60 Years Old
Jul 88 – Aug 88
E.C. Mabie and the Building of the UI Theatre Building
May 88 – Jun 88
Modern Latin American Writers
Mar 88 – Apr 88
The Rubaiyats of Omar Khayyam
Feb 88
Modern Japanese Dance & Drama: Mirror of the Past
Jan 88 – Feb 88
Dada 87:  Arp, Duchamp, Schwitters
Nov 87 – Jan 88
National Geography Awareness Week
Oct 87 – Nov 87

Held in the North Exhibition Lobby,  Main Library, these exhibits are sponsored by the Friends of the UI Libraries.