Exhibits

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

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.

Smallpox Eradication in India, 1972-1977
Smallpox Eradication in India, 1972-1977
Nadia J. Lalla, Assistant Director, Collections and Information Services, Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan, and Marie Boissière, intern, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Sciences de l'Information et des Bibliothèques (France)

“The rapid eradication of smallpox from the place that was for many years the world’s principal endemic focus of the disease [i.e., India] has been singled out as one of the great victories in the history of public health: only twelve months separated a peak of more than 8,000 infected villages in May, 1974, and 188,000 cases in that year, from the last...

Maps and Map-making in India
Maps and Map-making in India
Lisa Lorenzo and Corinne Vieracker, Reference Assistants at the Stephen S. Clark Library

The University of Michigan Library is honored and delighted to be a part of the “India in the World” College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) Theme Semester. This exhibit highlights the

Engraved in Wood: The Work of John DePol (1913–2004)
Engraved in Wood: The Work of John DePol (1913–2004)
Cathleen A. Baker, Conservation Librarian and Exhibit Conservator

This online exhibit, "Engraved in Wood: The Work of John DePol (1913–2004)," serves as an introduction to the incredible wood engravings of this American master. From March 3, 2014 until June 5, 2014 (postponed from an earlier date), the accompanying physical exhibition will be the inaugural one in the newly renovated 7th Floor exhibit area, Special Collections,...

Clark Library Literary Maps
Clark Library Literary Maps
Lisa Lorenzo and Corinne Vieracker, Reference Assistants at the Stephen S. Clark Library

Literary maps connect information about authors, works of literature, and geographical locations. They can focus on the entire body of work of a specific author, the variety of works that took place in a particular city, region, or country, or provide a map of locations described in a literary work or even an entire genre. Literary maps, as a subgenre of pictorial...

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