LibArt: Student Art in the Libraries

A year-long exhibition organized and sponsored by KU Libraries, LibArt: Student Art in the Libraries offers students the opportunity to display their artwork in the Libraries' public spaces.
LibArt program logo on a watercolor background

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why should I participate?

    It’s easy to apply, you can add this exhibition to your résumé and thousands of people will see your work. Selected works may be submitted for judging by campus and community artists.

  • Who runs this program?

    LibArt is organized by a committee whose membership includes KU Libraries staff and faculty with an interest in promoting student artwork.

  • Spring Scholarship Show

    You are welcome to submit artwork to LibArt and the Visual Art Spring Scholarship Show simultaneously. You can submit digital images of a piece to the LibArt program, then submit the actual work to the scholarship show a few weeks later.

  • Acceptance of work

    We will contact all applicants via e-mail within 10 days of the April 12th submission deadline.

  • Delivering accepted work

    We ask that selected art be delivered to Murphy Art & Architecture Library by the end of finals week. It should be ready to hang (pdf) — matted, mounted or framed, with hanging wire or brackets. We’ll be in touch with you to discuss specific details and will take care of hanging and labeling.

  • Length of exhibition

    Works accepted to the LibArt Exhibition will be displayed for the majority of a year. The show runs from August through May, so we’ll be in touch to coordinate pick-up of accepted work the following spring.