Exhibits

Upcoming Exhibits

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.

 

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.


Comfort Women

Special Exhibit | Korean Comfort Women and the U.S. Discoveries

Korean Comfort Women and the U.S. Discoveries is a UCI Libraries sponsored exhibit that highlights the newly discovered U.S. archival materials on Korean comfort women with supporting documentary film clips and book displays. The archival materials include video footage and photographs taken by U.S. military members who were fighting during WWII in South East Asia against the Japanese forces. 

The discoveries also include some U.S. Army interrogation reports of Korean comfort women captured along with the Japanese POWs, which provides proof and a rare glimpse into the systematic management of comfort stations and the procurement of Korean comfort women by the Japanese colonial government in Korea and the Imperial Japanese military. 

Since the Korean comfort women issue was first raised in 1991, breaking a fifty-year silence, it has attracted scholarly as well as public attention internationally.  The documentary clips and the books and videos displayed in this exhibit further documents violations of women’s human rights, which are common in war time and continue in other parts of the world even today.

This exhibit is sponsored by UCI Libraries. We thank Professor Chin Sung Chung Research Team and Professor Sung Hyun Kang for sharing the discovered materials from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).  This exhibit is produced in collaboration with them and Professor Chungmoo Choi, UCI Department of East Asian Studies and the Center for Critical Korean Studies.  The library collections exhibited is curated by Dr. Ying Zhang, Research Librarian Asian Studies.

This exhibit includes content that may be sensitive to some viewers; discretion is advised.

 

Korean Comfort Women and the U.S. Discoveries will be on display until December 1, 2019 in the Science Library in Room 261 located near the entrance to the Grand Reading Room during regular library hours.

For more information on the exhibit please contact Dr. Ying Zhang at yingz@uci.edu. For information on scheduling a group visit, please contact Carlin Motley at cmotley@uci.edu.

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Winter 2018 Exhibit | Water in California: Issues, Impacts & Innovation

Water in California showcases the intersections of water as a commodity and natural resource, through examples of research and scholarship at UCI; and includes art from Lakeside Middle School students.

The opening event, held on February 21, 2018, featured Professor David Feldman, School of Social Ecology and Director of the Water UCI Center and Professor Stanley Grant, Samueli School of Engineering. Dance students from the Claire Trevor School of the Arts also performed original pieces inspired by water, under the direction of Lisa Naugle, Professor and Department Chair of Dance.

 

To view photos from the event, please go here.

To see video from the event, please go here.

 

Water in California: Issues, Impacts & Innovation is on display in the Science Library, Second Floor during regular library hours. For more information on the exhibit please contact partners@uci.edu.

Exhibit Curators: Julia Gelfand, Applied Sciences & Engineering Librarian and Shannon Roback, Ph.D., Assistant Director of Water UCI Center. 
Exhibit Designers: Jennifer Betonio, Allan Helmick, and Sylvia Irving


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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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