Exhibits

Upcoming Exhibits

 

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April 14, 2020 to Fall 2020 | Spring 2020 Exhibit: From I-Ching to Manga: UCI's East Asian Collection Celebrating 30 Years

Spring 2020 Exhibit: From I-Ching to Manga: UCI's East Asian Collection Celebrating 30 Years celebrates the thirty year anniversary of the establishment of the East Asian Collection highlighting treasures from the past. 

Established in 1990, the UC Irvine Libraries’ East Asian Collection serves the needs of the East Asian research and teaching community on campus, which comprises faculty and students mainly from the departments of history, art history, East Asian studies, comparative literature, film and media, drama, sociology, political science and anthropology. The collection is also open to local residents. In a relatively short span of 30 years, the Collection has grown from the original 8,000 Chinese books to over 120,000 volumes in Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages, making it one of the fastest growing Collections of this kind in the nation and the largest East Asian Collection in Orange County.


The growth of the East Asian Collection expanded the diversity of the items including a range of formats, subjects, geographic areas, and time periods. Over years, with continued generous support from library administrations, UCI faculty, and community partners, we have acquired rich resources in modern East Asian literature and history, and Chinese classics, including many unique items showcased below:

  •  I-Ching Collection, some 2,000 volumes, largely in Chinese, Japanese and Korean traditional binding format and with publication date back to 1911 and earlier.
  • Shūkan Shōnen Magajin (1959-1995), a popular Japanese manga magazine from the very first issue to issues from its peak publication era.
  • Hanʼguk Hojŏk Sŏngchʻaek (1904-193?) and Koseki Daicho (1902-1934), two sets of microfilm copies of significant Korean census records.

From I-Ching to Manga: UCI’s East Asian Collection Celebrating 30 Years, will open Tuesday, April 14, 2020 and will be on display in the Muriel Ansley Reynolds Gallery in Langson Library during regular library hours until Fall 2020.

From I-Ching to Manga: UCI's East Asian Collection Celebrating 30 Years is curated by the Research Librarian for Asian Studies Dr. Ying Zhang and designed by Allan Helmick and Sylvia Irving.

The UCI Libraries Exhibits Program promotes the diverse holdings and scholarly and cultural value of the Libraries’ collections to the campus and community.


Graphic Medicine

May 18, 2020 to June 27, 2020 | Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well-Drawn!

Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well-Drawn! explores an increasingly popular, yet little-known literary field that presents personal illness narratives and health information through the medium of comics. The exhibition showcases items from the National Library of Medicine’s growing collection of graphic memoirs depicting people’s experiences with an array of health issues, including breast cancer, deafness, mental illness, HIV/AIDS, and more.

This exhibition was produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and curated by cartoon artist Ellen Forney. For more information please click here.

Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well-Drawn! will open on May 18, 2020 at Grunigen Medical Library and will be on display during regular library hours until June 27, 2020.


Pictures of Nursing

March 29, 2021 to May 8, 2021 | Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection

Nurses and nursing have been the frequent subjects of postcards. Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection examines how these postcard images are informed by cultural values; ideas about women, men, and work; and by attitudes toward class, race, and national differences. Pictures of Nursing presents a selection of historic postcards from the National Library of Medicine’s recently-acquired Zwerdling postcard collection, spanning a century of nursing imagery. Pictures of Nursing investigates the hold these images exert on the public imagination—then and now.

 

This exhibition was produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and curated by Julia Hallam, Ph.D. For more information please click here.

 

Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection will open on March 29, 2021 at Grunigen Medical Library and will be on display during regular library hours until May 8, 2021.

Current Exhibits

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Fall 2019 Exhibit | Finding the Edge: The Work and Insights of Edward O. Thorp

Finding the Edge: The Work and Insights of Edward O. Thorp highlights the extraordinarily diverse life and career of Edward O. Thorp. As a UCI founding professor of mathematics, best-selling author, hedge fund manager and blackjack player, this exhibit features Thorp’s mathematical odyssey from academia, to the casinos of Las Vegas, and the trading desks of Wall Street. The exhibit includes select writings and memorabilia showcasing his personal and professional papers throughout his impressive career. Thorp was a founding member of the UCI mathematics department and became a professor who mathematically proved card-counting gives every player an edge. Thorp also funded an endowment to attract a pre-eminent professor in mathematics. To beat roulette, he and Claude Shannon invented the first wearable computer. Along with innovative applications of probability theory, Thorp is also The New York Times bestselling author of “Beat the Dealer,” the first book to mathematically prove that the house advantage in blackjack could be overcome by card-counting. He also pioneered the use of quantitative investment techniques in the financial markets and has been called the “Godfather of Quants.” This exhibit provides an inspirational view of Edward O. Thorp’s boundless curiosity and intellectual drive towards “finding the edge” in science and business.

Finding the Edge: The Work and Insights of Edward O. Thorp is curated by Annette Buckley, Resarch Librarian for Business and Economics; Rebecca Imamoto, Head of Collection Strategies; and John Sisson, Research Librarian for Biological Sciences; and is designed by Allan Helmick and Sylvia Irving.

 

To view photos from the event, please go here.

To see video from the event, please go here.

 

Finding the Edge: The Work and Insights of Edward O. Thorp will open on Monday, November 4, 2019 at Langson Library, Muriel Ansley Reynolds Gallery and will be on display during regular library hours until March 2020. To learn more about this exhibit, please click here.

The UCI Libraries Exhibits Program promotes the diverse holdings and scholarly and cultural value of the Libraries’ collections to the campus and community.
•    To support the Libraries' Collection Enhancement Fund, please go to: http://www.uadv.uci.edu/CollectionEnhancementFund.

 

 

Past Exhibits

Other Exhibits

  • Abraham Trembley: A Pioneer in Developmental Biology
    An exhibit of the gifts donated by Howard and Sylvia G. Lenhoff on display in the Science Library 1st floor lobby.
  • East Asian Languages & Literatures - Book Exhibits
  • Hmong Textiles
  • Documenting the Southeast Asian Refugee Experience
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