Upcoming Exhibitions

Historic photo of Davidson LibraryConstruction to Reinvention: UCSB Library Photo History (1954-2015)

UCSB Library (Tower Gallery, 1st Floor)
Open January 4, 2016

Held in conjunction with the opening of UCSB Library’s new and renovated buildings, this exhibition will celebrate the Library’s present and honor its past. Archival photographs from Special Research Collections will trace the history of the Library from 1954 to 2015 as both a structure and a center of research, culture, collaboration, and innovation. The Library was one of the first buildings on the present location of the UCSB Campus, and although technology, reimagined spaces, and student and faculty needs have transformed the Library through the years, it remains at the university’s heart.

Lament Lament

Open January 4, 2016
UCSB Library (Mountain Gallery)

This exhibition of the mixed media wall installation by Nancy Gifford, 10 feet high and 32 feet long, uses 2,000 altered books among other materials to explore the meaning of books in our digital age.

Exterior shot of Special Research CollectionsModes of Codex: The Art of the Book from Medieval Fragments to Moveable Type and Fine Press Printing

UCSB Library (Special Research Collections)
January 14 - March 31, 2016

This grand opening exhibition in the Library's new Special Research Collections will feature rare and beautiful books from the collection.

Opening Event
Thursday, January 28
4:30pm Exhibition viewing
5pm A Conversation with Book Artists from UCSB College of Creative Studies
6pm Reception

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