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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.

The Main Library’s North Exhibition Lobby provides a distinctive venue to highlight the Libraries’ collections and provide outreach opportunities to the larger community. Exhibitions focus on topics consistent with the scholarly and cultural concerns of the University and draw them from the holdings of the Libraries, supplemented when appropriate with materials from other sources.