Gallery Spaces

Locations and Hours

Haricombe Gallery, Watson Library
Kenneth Spencer Research Library Exhibit Space
Murphy Art & Architecture Digital Exhibitions, Spencer Museum of Art
International Collections Exhibit Space, Watson Library

View of Haricombe Gallery wall case and kiosk                View of Haricombe Gallery cases and wall text

Haricombe Gallery, Watson Library

The Haricombe Gallery is the major exhibition space of the University of Kansas Libraries. The gallery features floor and wall cases and multimedia displays. Revolving exhibits highlight library collections and campus scholarship through the exploration of different themes. The exhibition space is located on the 3rd floor of Watson Library, 1425 Jayhawk Boulevard, on KU's Lawrence campus during library hours.

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Kenneth Spencer Research Library Exhibit Space

Located on the third floor of Kenneth Spencer Research Library, the Exhibit Space features revolving exhibitions that highlight library collections through the exploration of different themes. Spencer is home to KU Libraries’ holdings of rare books, manuscripts, and regional and university history materials. The Exhibit Space is open to visitors whenever the building is open; visit the library hours page for more information.

View of International Area Studies cases

International Collections Exhibit Space, Watson Library

Located on the 5th floor of Watson Library at the University of Kansas, the International Collections gallery hosts book exhibits featuring diverse international literature and scholarship assembled to support the teaching and research needs of the University. Exhibition materials are accessible during library hours .

View of Murphy Art and Architecture Library screen

Murphy Art and Architecture Digital Exhibitions, Spencer Museum of Art

The Murphy Art & Architecture Library is located on the 1st floor of the Spencer Museum of Art and is open during library hours. These curated digital exhibitions feature library research and collections. Each show is on a continual loop taking about 10-15 minutes to see in its entirety.

View of the MoCOLAB trailer


The KU Mobile Collaboratory, or MoCOLAB, is a repurposed 1972 31’ Airstream Land Yacht that was conceived and designed to be KU’s community classroom on wheels, and acts as the traveling component of exhibits appearing in the Haricombe Gallery. It makes appearances at events in the Lawrence and Kansas City areas.

KU Libraries Exhibits Program Contact

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

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