Exhibits

Upcoming Exhibits

Americans and the Holocaust will be on display at UCI Libraries, along with a series of related special events, from Wednesday, February 2 through Wednesday, March 8. 

UCI Libraries is one of 50 U.S. libraries selected to host Americans and the Holocaust, a traveling exhibition from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum that examines the motives, pressures and fears that shaped Americans’ responses to Nazism, war and genocide in Europe during the 1930s and 1940s.

Snapshots of Orange County in the 1940s: Spaces, Places, Faces exhibit, presented by UCI Libraries, explores the cultural, economic, and political landscape of Orange County from its inception through World War II. While multi-cultural groups were setting roots before the war, military installations brought soldiers from all over the country to Orange County, changing the demographics, cultural norms, and expectations. This exhibit shares the stories of the spaces, places, and faces that transformed rural Orange County to a thriving metropolis. 

Snapshots of Orange County in the 1940s: Spaces, Places, Faces exhibit will be on display during regular library hours starting February 2, 2022 through Fall 2022.  To learn more about this exhibit, please visit: lib.uci.edu/americans

Self-parking ($2/hour) at UCI Student Center Parking Structure or Lot 1. For more information on parking rates, please visit: parking.uci.edu/permits.

Snapshots of Orange County in the 1940s: Spaces, Place, Faces was curated by Nicole Arnold, Research Librarian for Student Success and Instruction; Cynthia Johnson, Head of Reference Department and Grunigen Medical Library; John Sisson, Research Librarian for Biological Sciences; and Krystal Tribbett, Curator for Orange County Regional History and Research Librarian for Orange County. Editing provided Gaby CamachoAlexandra Latona, and Carlin Motley. The exhibit was designed by Allan HelmickSylvia Irving, and Luisa Lee


Your support makes these exhibits possible. 


For more information about special sponsorship opportunities, or to make a transformational gift to support special projects related to the exhibit, please contact Associate Director of Development, Angelica Simmons, at acsimmo1@uci.edu or (949) 824-3080.


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

Current Exhibits

eac fall 2020 exhibit
Fall 2020 | From I-Ching to Manga: UCI's East Asian Collection Celebrating 30 Years

To see the online version of this exhibit, please click here.

 

Fall 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 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.

Finding the Edge
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.

Online version of this exhibit  

Digitized version of this exhibit

"Think Like Thorp" book list PDF flyer

Video interview with Edward O. Thorp, from the exhibit opening

Photos from the exhibit opening

Explore the project "Thorp and the Theory of Options: Illuminating the Edward O. Thorp Papers at UC Irvine."

 

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.

Current Online Exhibits

 

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