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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

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KU 150: Celebrating 150 years of Leadership, Scholarship and Tradition at the University of Kansas 
September 17 through January 15, 2016

Kenneth Spencer Research Library Exhibit Space

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Easter 1916: Rebellion and Memory in Ireland
February through April 2016

International Collections

Japan: Gourmet Nation current book exhibit title image

Japan: Gourmet Nation February 8-March 30

Murphy Art & Architecture Digital Exhibitions, Spencer Museum of Art

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Art Faculty at the University of Kansas for the First 150 Years Spring through Fall 2015

As part of the 2015 University of Kansas sesquicentennial celebration, “Art Faculty at the University of Kansas for the First 150 Years” celebrates many of the individuals who have taught art at KU since its founding. This exhibition, which is on view in the Murphy Art and Architecture Library until July, features about 70 artists representing various eras. It is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all the KU art faculty but instead provides a glimpse of some of the talented artists who have worked with KU students over the years. The show was researched and assembled by Susan Craig based primarily on information found in the University Archives of the Spencer Research Library.  Many of the images come from the Spencer Museum of Art’s Collection and from the campus.


KU Libraries Exhibits Program Contact

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

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