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
Drawn to Design: Selections from the UO Architecture Student Drawing Collection
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, this exhibit displays student drawings that were created during the first years of the University of Oregon architecture program. A different selection of drawings will be exhibited throughout the winter term. The drawings represent imaginative exercises in working with different building types, decorative details, and classical elements. Created over the course of several decades, they reflect changing approaches to media, style, and architectural education. This exhibit is located in the East and West corridors of the Knight Library. Read more about this exhibit.
Untold Stories: Black History at the University of Oregon
In honor of Black History Month, the Knight Library is hosting an exhibit highlighting historic events and student life at the University of Oregon. These often untold stories represent the determination and strength of black students at the university who persevered under often difficult circumstances. The exhibit details important “firsts” on campus, including the first black employee, student, and athlete, as well as events during the civil rights era and the creation and activism of the Black Student Union. Also highlighted are a selection of books from the Knight Library circulating collection and Oregon Collection. The exhibit is the precursor to a larger exhibit under development for next year.
The exhibit is co-sponsored by UO Libraries, Office of the Dean of Students, and the Center for Multicultural and Academic Excellence, Office of the Vice President for Equity and Inclusion.
Visit the exhibit, on display from February 10, 2014 through March 31, 2014, in the Knight Library display cases located in front of the Browsing Room.
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.
Selections from the Wasmuth Portfolio
On exhibit in A&AA Library are selections from Ausgeführte Bauten und Entwürfe (Studies and Executed Buildings), a rare title acquired for the library in the 1930s. Published by Wasmuth Verlag in 1910, it is commonly known as the "Wasmuth Portfolio." Professor Keith Eggener (History of Art & Architecture) selected the drawings to display from the two portfolios of 72 prints that constitute the work. Ausgeführte Bauten und Entwürfe is a major work in architectural history; it introduced Wright to Europe and established his international credentials. The work itself is a masterpiece of illlustration and printing with some plates using gold leaf. Only 1000 copies were printed. This exhibit runs through March 2014.
Left: Plate 33. Larkin Building, Buffalo, New York.