Past Exhibits

Mar 20, 2020 - May 30, 2020 (All Day)
Native Bees of San Diego County Exhibit (On Hold)
Beginning March 20, the Library will showcase Native Bees of San Diego County, an exhibit that takes a closer look at the intricate world of these ecologically important insects through …

Apr 1, 2020 - Apr 30, 2020 (All Day)
Diana Serra Cary: The Last Living Silent Film Star Exhibit (On Hold)
Diana Serra Cary, born Peggy-Jean Montgomery, was the general book buyer at the UC San Diego Bookstore in the 1980s. In the 1920s, she was known as "Baby Peggy," the …

Jan 15, 2020 - Mar 31, 2020 (All Day)
Science! Exhibit (On Hold)
The Library has partnered with the UC San Diego Bookstore to curate Science!, an exhibit featuring fiction and non-fiction science books handpicked by Bookstore staff along with other educational novelties. …

Jan 15, 2020 - Mar 29, 2020 (All Day)
More Than Words Exhibit
The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote. In honor of the …

Jan 6, 2020 - Mar 21, 2020 (All Day)
Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow Exhibit
The UC San Diego Library is pleased to present its newest exhibit, Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow. For an all-too-brief period following the Civil War, black Americans …

Jan 15, 2020 - Mar 15, 2020 (All Day)
World Bookmark Day Exhibit
What better exhibit to feature at a library than one dedicated to bookmarks? The fourth annual World Bookmark Day falls on February 25, and to celebrate we’ve installed a new …

Feb 24, 2020 - Mar 15, 2020 (All Day)
Indigenous Languages and Literatures of the America(s) Exhibit
To celebrate UC San Diego’s recent Indigenous Writers and Their Critics Symposium, the Library has curated a new exhibit, Indigenous Languages and Literatures of the America(s): An Exhibit Honoring Indigenous …

Large digital monitor with 3 display cases housing materials related to toni morrison

Oct 1, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019 (All Day)
In Celebration of Toni Morrison Exhibition
“The practice of writing makes demands on me that nothing else does….Delving into literature is neither escape nor a surefire comfort. It has been a constant, sometimes violent, always provocative …

Aug 10, 2019 - Dec 14, 2019 (All Day)
Celebrating 150 Years of the Periodic Table Exhibition
One hundred and fifty years ago, Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev first came up with his periodic system of the chemical elements – what we now think of as the periodic …

Oct 1, 2019 - Dec 12, 2019 (All Day)
Dispatches From The Border Zone Exhibition
A selection of photographs and texts documenting the effects of hydroelectric dams, mines, and plantation agriculture on marginal geographies of the China-Southeast Asia border region.

Oct 17, 2019 (4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)
Dispatches From The Border Zone: Geometries of State Transformation in the China—Southeast Asia Border Region and Beyond
Join us as we celebrate the opening of the exhibit Dispatches From The Border Zone. Poet and multi-genre artist, Scott Ezell, will provide an introduction to the terms and geographies of …

Jul 15, 2019 - Oct 6, 2019 (All Day)
Dr. Seuss’s Boids & Beasties Exhibition
The UC San Diego Library is featuring its summer exhibition of selected original drawings by Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known to his reading public as Dr. Seuss, on the main …

display case with maps and books related to india and kashmir

Aug 23, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019 (All Day)
#TheKashmirSyllabus Exhibit
After recent actions involving the Indian government and Kashmir, a group of independent global citizens formed to stand in solidarity with the people of Kashmir in ending the occupation and …

Jun 8, 2019 - Sep 8, 2019 (12:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
History in Motion: Devices and Wizardry in Early Cinema
The UC San Diego Library is proud to partner with the La Jolla Historical Society to explore early 1900s films and cinematic novelties during a vintage multimedia exhibit this summer. …

panels created by students on public space proposals

Jun 5, 2019 - Jul 31, 2019 (All Day)
You See Publics Exhibit
You See Publics: Proposals for Projects that Activate Campus Spaces and Invite New Forms of Participation is a student created exhibition installed in Geisel Library. This exhibit presents project proposals …

photo of "plastic free july" exhibit highlight plastic items you shouldn't use and "green" items you should use instead

Jul 1, 2019 - Jul 31, 2019 (All Day)
2019 Plastic Free July Exhibit
The Library’s Sustainability Committee invites you to reduce your one-time use plastic consumption for the month of July!  The global ‘disposable culture’ of using once and disposing of plastic is …

May 6, 2019 - Jul 1, 2019 (All Day)
Resistance to Vaccination: The Impact of Mis- and Disinformation on Public Health
Public concerns about vaccines are not new. Early vaccines, such as smallpox in England and polio in the United States, faced strong opposition. Despite continued improvements in vaccine administration safety, …

a picture of the exhibit area include canvas panels on the wall featuring items from the archive, display cases highlighting the brown vs board of education court case, and campus timeline banners

May 10, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019 (All Day)
Tell Us How UC It! Exhibit
65 years after the landmark decision in Brown vs. the Board of Education mandated the integration of public schools, equity and inclusion in education remain a dream deferred for many …

Apr 26, 2019 - Jun 21, 2019 (All Day)
Anti-Confucian Propaganda in Mao’s China Exhibit
Anti-Confucian Propaganda in Mao’s China is a compelling exhibition installed in Geisel West, 2nd Floor near Special Collections & Archives. Collected by Matthew Wills, a doctoral candidate in the Department …

Apr 8, 2019 - May 31, 2019 (All Day)
Library Exhibit Showcases Bees of San Diego County
Explore the intricate world of bees through this collection of bee specimens from San Diego’s coast, desert and mountain areas. In addition, the exhibit features an amazing display of bee photographs taken …

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