Exhibits University of Oregon Libraries
Exhibits at the University of Oregon Libraries
The exhibits program of the University of Oregon Libraries is a valuable means of promoting the educational mission of the libraries and its relationship with the academic community.
The goals of the exhibit program are
- to highlight the strengths and diversity of the library's collections
- to promote library programs and campus events
- to acknowledge gifts and to encourage giving
- to celebrate library and university milestones and accomplishments
Rooted In Tradition:
Documenting, Preserving, and Celebrating Oregon's Diverse Cultural Traditions
The Oregon Folklife Network’s Exhibit, Rooted in Tradition, highlights the diverse nature of the work, services, and outreach that the OFN provides to students, faculty, Oregon communities, and culture bearers from around the state.
The partnership between the Library Diversity Committee and the Oregon Folklife Network (OFN) on this exhibit serves to showcase the richness of cultural diversity in Oregon while providing a venue for students, faculty, and the community to connect with the learning opportunities available through the OFN. This exhibit is located in the East and West corridors of the Knight Library.
Forty Years Strong:
A Timeline of Feminist Research, Activism, and Teaching on Campus
In celebration of the Center for the Study of Women in Society’s 40th Anniversary, UO Libraries will host an exhibit, entitled "Forty Years Strong: A Timeline of Feminist Research, Activism, and Teaching on Campus," located in the cases in front of the Knight Library Browsing Room.
Images, documents, artwork, publications, and other historical materials related to four decades of feminist research, teaching, activism, and creativity is on display. This exhibition highlights materials provided by the Knight Library Special Collections and University Archives, the permanent collection of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, the ASUO Women’s Center, and the Center for the Study of Women in Society.
Additional exhibitions celebrating the 40th anniversary will be on display at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art and the Eugene Airport. For more information on CSWS and Celebration events visit, CSWS.uoregon.edu.
Libricide: The Intentional Destruction of Books and Libraries
Libricide is the intentional destruction of books or libraries. Events of libricide have occurred throughout history and across all cultures. It has been used as a war tactic, a means for powerful regimes to maintain control, and a tool for extremists and revolutionaries. Book burning can be an act of contempt for a book's contents or its author, and the act is intended to draw wider public attention to this opinion. This exhibit illustrates some of the occurrences and reasoning of libricide from ancient civilizations to today. Learn more by visiting the exhibit in the Law Library, located inside the William W. Knight Law Center, 1515 Agate Street, Eugene. The exhibit runs through December 2013. For Law Library hours, visit http://library.uoregon.edu/hours/law/month.
Historic Architectural Models: An Exhibit in the Architecture & Allied Arts Library
The A&AA Library, 200 Lawrence Hall, currently has on display a selection of architectural models created by students of Marion Dean Ross. These models, created between 1950 and 1975, are expertly crafted in wood and other materials and represent key monuments in the history of architecture. The exhibit runs through December 2013. For A&AA Library hours, visit http://library.uoregon.edu/hours/aaa/month.