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

Language Comes after Artist:  A Selection of Books by Lynne Avadenka
Language Comes after Artist: A Selection of Books by Lynne Avadenka
Peggy Daub, Outreach Librarian & Curator, Special Collections Library

Detroit artist Lynne Avadenka has produced small-run, fine press books at her own Land Marks Press for 25 years. The books shown here are a selection of her work and celebrate her skill in merging the visual and textual. All make use of fine paper, binding and printing, and the author is Avadenka herself unless otherwise noted. They are available for viewing at the Special...

Michigan's LGBT Heritage
Michigan's LGBT Heritage
Beth Strickland, Women's Studies & LGBTQ Studies Librarian

Welcome to the Michigan's LGBT Heritage exhibit. In this exhibit you will learn about a number of places, people, and events which have contributed to over 100 years of LGBT activism and visibility all across the state of Michigan. 

The images and information presented here are based on a physical exhibit which was displayed in the University of Michigan...

The Geography of Colorants
The Geography of Colorants
Exhibit Assistants Sarah Helm & Erin Platte

“Today the list of colorants manufactured industrially covers nine thousand pages in nine volumes of the Colour Index International, the bible of dyers and colorists. Here these bright, synthetic earths have no fanciful names but are catalogued uncompromisingly by hue, use, and a number denoting...

Rediscovering the Jansson & Hondius Atlases of Henry Vignaud
Rediscovering the Jansson & Hondius Atlases of Henry Vignaud
Erin Platte, Rare Map & Cataloging Assistant

During the late 19th and early 20th century, Henry Vignaud, an American diplomat living in Paris, was amassing a large personal library, including books, atlases, maps, and other publications.  In 1923-4 the University of Michigan acquired his library from his widow.  His map collection was divided between the ...

Birthing Reproductive Justice: 150 Years of Images and Ideas
Birthing Reproductive Justice: 150 Years of Images and Ideas
Reproductive Justice Exhibit Planning Team

Birthing Reproductive Justice:

150 Years of Images and Ideas



Reproductive Justice -- the right to have children, not to have children, and to parent children in healthy and safe environments -- is a movement and perspective that arose in the 1990s as a broader alternative to reproductive rights advocacy focused on...

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