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

An Artful Life: The Colored Lantern Slides of Anna Caulfield McKnight
An Artful Life: The Colored Lantern Slides of Anna Caulfield McKnight
and prepared by Tori Cox, Imageworks Special Projects Assistant

This exhibit presents an extraordinary portion of the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library's Lantern Slide Collection. The Caulfield McKnight collection includes almost 2,700 slides of historical artworks, architecture, landmarks, landscapes, and homes from around the world. It dates to the late 19th and early 20th centuries and was cultivated by Anna Caulfield McKnight, a native of...

Storied Acquisitions: Highlights from the University of Michigan Library Collections
Storied Acquisitions: Highlights from the University of Michigan Library Collections
Martha O'Hara Conway, Director of the Special Collections Library, and Kristine Greive, Exhibits Librarian

In celebration of the University’s bicentennial, this exhibit showcases treasures from a variety of collecting areas and explores the stories behind the development of some of our most distinctive collections. From Audubon’s Birds of America, the first book acquired for the Library, to more recent arrivals like Robert Altman’s Academy Award, the items in this exhibit afford us an...

Jane Austen 1817-2017: A Bicentennial Exhibit
Jane Austen 1817-2017: A Bicentennial Exhibit
Students of ENG 313 Jane Austen | Winter 2017

This exhibit honors the bicentennial of the death of the English novelist Jane Austen in 1817. To mark this occasion, we invite you to explore some rare editions of her work, as well as a trove of items that deepen our understanding of both the world that influenced her, and her influence on the generations of readers that have grown in size and significance since her death.

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Above Ground: China's Young Feminist Activists and Forty Moments of Transformation
Above Ground: China's Young Feminist Activists and Forty Moments of Transformation
Lü Pin, Media Monitor for Women Network (a Beijing-based NGO)

In March 2015, the arrest and detention of five activists in China brought international attention to the feminist movement in that country, which has battled gender discrimination, sexual harassment, violence against women, and homophobia for many years. While the West has only recently turned its attention to the “Feminist Five” and their fellow activists, China has a long and...

Layered Places: Artists' Books by Kyoko Matsunaga
Layered Places: Artists' Books by Kyoko Matsunaga
Maggie Johnson as part of the Michigan Library Scholars summer internship at the University of Michigan Library.

The University of Michigan Library’s collection includes three Artists’ Books by Japanese artist Kyoko Matsunaga. While different in binding, size and content, the similar themes of the three works demonstrates how Artists’ Books can convey complex ideas about place....

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