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Exhibits & Special Events

Architectural presentation drawings of University of California, San Diego's main library

“Shaping A Library” is the inaugural exhibition in UC San Diego’s newly-renovated Geisel Library gallery space. Tracing the history of the Library’s site design process, construction, and expansion, 1965-1993, the exhibition draws on unique materials held by Special Collections & Archives. From William Pereira’s original spherical concept for the Library through Gunnar Birkerts’ glass-walled expansion, architectural drawings, photographs, and documents illustrate the creation of a campus monument.

Main floor, Geisel Library
15 September – 23 December, 2022


Dr. Seuss's Boids & Beasties
Permanent exhibition of Dr. Seuss's original drawings and sketches.
Geisel Library, main floor, near Seuss Room

20 September - 29 October 2021
Exhibition: "Welcome to UCSD: Triton Traditions"
Watermelon Drop, 1965

A selection of photographs, student newspapers, and UCSD memorabilia to give new students a taste of campus history.
Geisel Library, main floor, near Special Collections & Archives

1 November - 19 December 2021
Exhibition: "Gato Negro Ediciones: Contemporary Arts Publications from Mexico/Publicaciones de arte contemporáneo de México"
Exhibition-Gato Negro
Geisel Library, main floor, near Special Collections & Archives

8 September - 19 December 2021
Exhibition: "Other People’s Things"

Realia and other unexpected items, drawn from Special Collections & Archives.
Exhibition-Other People's Things
Geisel Library, main floor, hallway to Special Collections & Archives