Past Exhibits

Ebb and Flow: Giant Kelp Forests through Art, Science and the Archives | Exhibition

Jan 12, 2024–Jul 7, 2024 (All Day)
Ebb and Flow: Giant Kelp Forests through Art, Science and the Archives | Exhibition
San Diego’s coast is home to iconic underwater forests of giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera). Towering 100 feet tall from the ocean’s rocky floor to the surface, they create homes for …

Celebrating Juneteenth | Display

Jun 1, 2024–Jun 30, 2024 (All Day)
Celebrating Juneteenth | Display
In 2021, Juneteenth became the first new Federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was adopted in 1983. The celebration dates back to a Texas order on June 19, …

2024 National Poetry Month at WongAvery Library | Exhibit

Apr 1, 2024–Jun 30, 2024 (All Day)
2024 National Poetry Month at WongAvery Library | Exhibit
April is National Poetry Month, and we are celebrating all quarter long! In the breezeway at Sally T. WongAvery Library, we feature poems themed on science and medicine, highlighting both …

Bees: Celebrating World Bee Day and Our Status as a Bee Campus | Exhibit

May 1, 2024–Jun 15, 2024 (All Day)
Bees: Celebrating World Bee Day and Our Status as a Bee Campus | Exhibit
An exhibition of research from UC San Diego’s Holway Lab featuring bee-related materials from the Library’s permanent collection will be on display at The Nest at Geisel Library from May 1 …

2024 National Poetry Month Exhibit at Geisel Library

Apr 1, 2024–May 15, 2024 (All Day)
2024 National Poetry Month Exhibit at Geisel Library
April is National Poetry Month! At Geisel Library, we feature some of our favorite poetry books from our permanent circulating collection. Additional items will be on display as well, including …

Bookmarks: The Constant Companion of Books for Over 2,000 Years | Exhibit

Feb 5, 2024–Mar 17, 2024 (All Day)
Bookmarks: The Constant Companion of Books for Over 2,000 Years | Exhibit
UC San Diego Library is proud to support the 8th annual World Bookmark Day (WOBODA) celebration, orchestrated by the International Friends of Bookmarks. This annual celebration pays homage to the …

Black History Month: African Americans and the Arts | Exhibit

Feb 1, 2024–Mar 17, 2024 (All Day)
Black History Month: African Americans and the Arts | Exhibit
Following this year’s national Black History Month theme, “African Americans and the Arts,” the Library features a display of materials from our circulating collection representative of the scholarship and activities …

Mundanity of North Korea Exhibit

Oct 9, 2023–Jan 31, 2024 (All Day)
Mundanity of North Korea Exhibit
How do you perceive North Korea, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea? 2023 marked the 70th anniversary of the Korean War armistice. Over time, media portrayals of North Korean missiles …

The Art of Science 2023 Exhibit

Jul 28, 2023–Jan 15, 2024 (All Day)
The Art of Science 2023 Exhibit
Now in its third year, the Library’s Art of Science contest celebrates the beauty that can emerge during scientific research at UC San Diego and beyond. This year, librarians and …

Ravens @ The Nest Exhibit

Sep 15, 2023–Jan 3, 2024 (All Day)
Ravens @ The Nest Exhibit
This exhibit celebrates the pairs of ravens that nest in the eaves of our iconic Geisel Library. (Can you spot them?) Our Library employees are devoted raven-watchers and avid raven …

Shouts from the Walls, Cries from the Classroom:  Posters and Drawings of the Spanish Civil War | Exhibit

Oct 9, 2023–Dec 17, 2023 (All Day)
Shouts from the Walls, Cries from the Classroom: Posters and Drawings of the Spanish Civil War | Exhibit
Propaganda posters constitute some of the most dramatic documents of Spain’s civil war. Drawings made by Spanish children during the war are some of the most poignant. Produced during the …

Leo Szilard’s Legacy: Science in the Public Interest | Exhibit

Nov 2, 2023–Dec 9, 2023 (All Day)
Leo Szilard’s Legacy: Science in the Public Interest | Exhibit
Leo Szilard (1898-1964) was a scientist best known for his pioneering work in nuclear physics, his participation in the Manhattan Project during World War II, and his opposition to the …

Dr. Seuss’s Boids & Beasties | Exhibit

Jul 17, 2023–Oct 1, 2023 (All Day)
Dr. Seuss’s Boids & Beasties | Exhibit
The UC San Diego Library is featuring an exhibition of original drawings and sketches by Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, in the exhibit gallery on the main …

22nd Annual Paper Theater Festival | Exhibit

Jun 1, 2023–Sep 1, 2023 (All Day)
22nd Annual Paper Theater Festival | Exhibit
Our 22nd Annual Paper Theatre Festival exhibit is now on display at The Nest located at Geisel East, 2nd Floor through August 15, 2023. Visit often, as the colorful, miniature …

Use This, Not That | Display

Jun 21, 2023–Aug 20, 2023 (All Day)
Use This, Not That | Display
This thought-provoking display was created by the Library Sustainability Committee in celebration of Plastic Free July, a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to …

Avoid Health Misinformation | Exhibit

Mar 15, 2023–Jul 20, 2023 (All Day)
Avoid Health Misinformation | Exhibit
The San Diego Circuit libraries (Circuit), a consortium of six prominent academic and public libraries, received a $25,000 grant from the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) in …

The New Religion | Exhibit

Apr 17, 2023–Jul 2, 2023 (All Day)
The New Religion | Exhibit
Religions have existed for as long as humans have organized into communities. They have served as guides to moral living, binders to create social structures, tools to control people, and …

Jackson Mac Low: Some Other Kind of Light | Exhibit

Apr 17, 2023–Jul 2, 2023 (All Day)
Jackson Mac Low: Some Other Kind of Light | Exhibit
This exhibition celebrates the life, music, poetry and experiments of artist Jackson Mac Low (1922-2004). Working across genres and mediums, Mac Low pursued art that met at the intersections of …

Celebrating Juneteenth | Display

May 22, 2023–Jun 20, 2023 (12:00 AM)
Celebrating Juneteenth | Display
In 2021, Juneteenth became the first new Federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was adopted in 1983. The celebration dates back to a Texas order on June 19, …

National Poetry Month | Exhibit

Apr 22, 2023–May 15, 2023 (All Day)
National Poetry Month | Exhibit
What better to do than browse through poetry books in the month of April during National Poetry Month? We invite you to visit our National Poetry Month exhibit centered around …

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