Current Exhibitions


Girls-in-JusticeUCSB Library (Tower Gallery, First Floor)
Through May 29, 2015

For the last eight years photographer and UCSB Art Professor Richard Ross has gone behind the barbed wire of American juvenile detention facilities to visually document "the inside" and gather first-person stories of incarcerated youth. For his Girls-in-Justice photography exhibition, Ross focuses on the often forgotten and misunderstood lives of girls in the juvenile justice system.

Ross will give an exhibition talk titled "Juvenile-in-Justice" on February 3, 2015 in the Library's Mary Cheadle Room (Third Floor).

A History of UCSB Reads

UCSB Library (Third Floor Gallery)UCSB Reads 2007 poster

This wall display of UCSB Reads posters celebrates eight years of UCSB's award-winning “one book” program, led by the UCSB Library, in which faculty and Santa Barbara community members read the same contemporary book and take part in themed, interdisciplinary activities.


Images of Africa posterImages of Africa

UCSB Library Special Collections (Third Floor)
September 2014 - January 2015

This exhibition draws from a wide range of items in Special Collections that relate to the African continent.  Included are maps from as early as the 17th century and numerous photograph collections dating back to the latter 19th century, as well as artists' books, early editions of books by African writers, diaries, documents, manuscripts, music, and travellers’ accounts.  Also in the exhibition are items from the collection of David C. Tambo, retired Head of Special Collections.

Amos KennedyAn Artist Looks at his African Heritage

UCSB Arts Library Lobby (First Floor)
September 2014 - January 2015

This exhibition showcases works of printmaker Amos Kennedy focusing on the African mask tradition.

This exhibition is presented in conjunction with Images of Africa, the current exhibition in Special Collections.

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