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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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Engaged: Campus and community scholars working together for the public good
February 8 through August 11, 2017

Kenneth Spencer Research Library Exhibit Space

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Education: The Mightiest Weapon
February 6 through May 18, 2017

International Collections

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Latino Americans: 500 Years of History
April 6-September 1

Murphy Art & Architecture Digital Exhibitions, Spencer Museum of Art

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Unusual Formats for Art Exhibition Catalogs Spring through Summer 2016

The exhibition catalogs in this display are from the Murphy Art & Architecture Library’s Closed Stacks, and represent the use of non-traditional formats and materials. Often produced in collaboration with the artists, these unusual catalogs are works of art themselves. 


KU Libraries Exhibits Program Contact

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

Propose an Exhibition or Lecture Event in the Libraries

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