The University of Michigan Library regularly presents highlights of unique collections in online exhibits and galleries across campus.

The Library also collaborates with the U-M community, as well as local and national artists, programs and organizations, to host exhibits. If you are interested in collaborating on an exhibit, please contact us at mlibrary-exhibits@umich.edu.

Featured Online Exhibits

Intersections: Cultures, Identities, Narratives
Intersections: Cultures, Identities, Narratives
Athena Jackson, Associate Director, Special Collections Library; Nerea Llamas, Head, International Studies; Latin American, Caribbean & Iberian Studies Librarian; with faculty partner: Ruth Behar, Victor Haim Perera Collegiate Professor of Anthropology

Intersections: Cultures, Identities, Narratives is drawn from the U-M Library Special Collections Library’s substantial holdings of artists’ books and centers on the artist Rolando Estévez, whose artistic oeuvre bridges the productivity of the...

Jell-O: America’s Most Famous Dessert: At Home Everywhere
Jell-O: America’s Most Famous Dessert: At Home Everywhere
Dr. Nicole Tarulevicz, Senior Lecturer in Asian Studies, School of Humanities, University of Tasmania & JJ Jacobson, Curator, American Culinary History Collection, Special Collections Library, University of Michigan Libraries

An exhibit highlighting materials from the University of Michigan Special Collections Library.


What Makes a Home
What Makes a Home
Alex Purcell, University Library Associate at AAEL.

The University of Michigan AAEL Special Collections presents a new exhibit for the Fall 2014 semester: What Makes a Home. This exhibit highlights artists' books in the collection that utilize the themes of family and home.

What Makes a Home also has a physical...

Michigan's Story:  The History of Race at U-M
Michigan's Story: The History of Race at U-M
University Library MLK Planning Committee

This exhibit is the online counterpart of the University of Michigan Library's exhibit for the 2014 Martin Luther King Symposium, displayed in the Hatcher Library Gallery in January and February 2014.

Puzzle Me This
Puzzle Me This
Julia Miller, Guest Curator

The motivation for this exhibit of early binding fragments in the University of Michigan Papyrology Collection was the completion of a long-held wish on my part. The wish was to determine what might be found in the way of binding fragments in a fascinatingly diverse collection of materials with which I was...