Main Library Gallery

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All Main Library Gallery events are free to attend.

News

  • ‘It Is Home’: Q&A with Exhibit Curators Rachel Garza Carreón and Christopher Ortega

    A brand new exhibition opened on February 8 in the Main Library Gallery. Building Our Own Community: 50 Years of the Latino Native American Cultural Center, Founded by Chicano and American Indian Students in 1971 was curated with care by Rachel Garza Carreón and Christopher Ortega. Their work […]

  • Building Our Own Community: Exhibit Celebrates UI’s Latino Native American Cultural Center

    In 1971, three University of Iowa students, Nancy “Rusty” Barceló, Ruth Pushetonequa, and Antonio Zavala, established what is now the Latino Native American Cultural Center (LNACC) on campus. In 2021, the LNACC is celebrating 50 years of creating community and a home-away-from-home for Latinx […]

  • Sackner Archive Exhibit Virtual Tour Launched

    For those who did not get a chance to visit the Sackner Archive exhibition in the Main Library Gallery during the Fall 2020 semester, you’re in luck! The virtual tour of the exhibit is now ready to view. The tour features 360° photos of the Main Library Gallery, which allow the viewer to move […]

  • Sackner Archive: Building a ‘Home Sweet Museum’

    In this short video, Margaret Gamm, Head of Special Collections and co-curator of the Sackner Archive exhibition in the Main Library Gallery, gives insight about the correspondence between Marvin and Ruth Sackner and the artists whose work they admired, commissioned, and joyfully collected. The […]

  • Sackner Archive: Hanne Darboven’s Mathematical Art

    In this short video, Peter Balestrieri, curator of popular culture and science fiction in Special Collections and co-curator of the Sackner Archive exhibition in the Main Library Gallery, shares his take on work by German poet artist Hanne Darboven (1941 – 2009). The featured work from 1973, […]

  • Sackner Archive: An Iowa Author, A World View

    By Timothy Shipe Curator, International Dada Archive Co-Curator, Sackner Archive exhibition Mary Ellen Solt is the only poet in the Sackner Archive exhibition who is also part of the UI Libraries’ Iowa Authors Collection. Born in 1920 in Gilmore City, Iowa, Mary Ellen Bottom graduated from […]

  • Sackner Archive: Poets as Dissidents

    By Timothy Shipe Curator, International Dada Archive Co-Curator, Sackner Archive exhibition In former Czechoslovakia, concrete poets were at the heart of dissident movements seeking to reform or overthrow the Communist regime. Two of these poets are included in the Czech section of our exhibition. […]