• From the Conservation Lab: Caring for a 170-Year-Old Russian Psalter

    Items selected by guest curators for display in the Main Library Gallery are frequently drawn from Special Collections & Archives. Preparations for exhibitions provide excellent opportunities for rare objects in Special Collections to be examined for conservation needs. Professional care of […]

  • ‘From Revolutionary Outcast to a Man of God: Dostoevsky at 200’ Exhibit Virtual Tour Launched

    For those distant to campus, or who would like to experience the latest Main Library Gallery exhibition from home, a virtual tour of From Revolutionary Outcast to a Man of God: Dostoevsky at 200 is now available online. Visit the virtual exhibition by clicking here, or on the image below. The tour […]

  • Relating to Dostoevsky: A Q&A with Exhibit Curator Anna Barker

    The Fall 2021 exhibition is now open in the Main Library Gallery. From Revolutionary Outcast to a Man of God: Dostoevsky at 200 was curated by Anna Barker, an adjunct assistant professor in the Asian and Slavic Languages and Literature department at the University of Iowa. Her selections and […]

  • Fall Exhibit Open August 16: ‘From Revolutionary Outcast to a Man of God: Dostoevsky at 200’

    The Fall 2021 Main Library Gallery exhibition, From Revolutionary Outcast to a Man of God: Dostoevsky at 200, will open on August 16. Curated by Dr. Anna Barker, University of Iowa professor of Russian literature, the exhibition is dedicated to the life and work of Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky […]

  • New Hours: Main Library Gallery

    The Main Library Gallery now has new walk-in hours for Summer 2021 and beyond! Guests from the general public and the University community are welcome to stop by the Gallery any time during open hours. The Main Library no longer requires an Iowa One Card for building entry. No appointments are […]

  • 2023-2024 Main Library Gallery Exhibit Proposals Open

    The University of Iowa Libraries’ Main Library Gallery is now seeking exhibition proposals for Fall 2023, Spring 2024, and Fall 2024. University of Iowa faculty and staff are invited to submit statements of interest between May 28 and July 16, 2021. Proposals from across campus are welcome. Read […]

  • ‘Building Our Own Community’ Exhibit Extended Through July 23

    2021 is a milestone year for the Latino Native American Cultural Center (LNACC), which has served as a home away from home for Latinx and Native American students at the University of Iowa since 1971. Anniversary festivities will continue throughout the calendar year as the campus community and […]


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