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Public Programming at UCSB Library: Virtual Exhibitions
Exhibitions in the UCSB Library are intended to showcase Library holdings and collections and/or enhance the cultural and intellectual life of the University and the larger community. In particular, the UCSB Library is committed to presenting a high-quality exhibitions program that supports the teaching and research mission of the University. Preference is given to exhibitions that connect to the UCSB curriculum, faculty and student research, campus organizations and events, and/or current events.
Online exhibitions, sometimes with enhanced content, are created for Library exhibitions that are used in UCSB classes and ongoing research.
The 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill is frequently cited as a catalyst for the birth of the modern environmental movement. This exhibit will examine the connections between this historic disaster and environmental activism in the local area.
Western encounters with the Indian subcontinent date back to the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans, and reached new heights in the seventeenth century when the age of exploration and the quest for riches inspired foreign travel.
This exhibition shows how the first ten amendments built upon English rights and liberties protected by the Magna Carta and expanded by Parliament in its 1689 “Bill of Rights,” but only gradually emerged in the early 20th century as something we now understand to be the U.S. “Bill of Rights.”
Eunice Foote was an early American feminist, inventor, and groundbreaking scientist.Despite these achievements, few have heard of Foote. This exhibition will draw on research to illustrate Foote’s contributions to climate science and feminism and connect her legacy to the contributions of faculty at UCSB who study climate change.
The First World War (1914-1918) was a defining event of modern history. This exhibition explores how technology changed soldiers' experiences of battle, especially on the Western Front in Belgium and France.
This exhibition explores Indigenous heritages and identity, and their modes of cultural and political representation. Taking a transnational and interdisciplinary approach, it also examines the spiritual wisdom rooted in the practices of ancient Indigenous civilizations
UCSB Library is pleased to present an exhibition that explores and celebrates female comic book creators and their works. This exhibit focuses on how women themselves depict the bodies and minds of female characters in their own comic books and graphic narratives.
The Shadow and Light project compiled by Beau Beausoleil, a poet and activist in the Bay Area, memorializes Iraqi academics assassinated between 2003-2013. This timeframe roughly parallels the U.S.-led invasion and occupation of Iraq. To create the project, participants from all over the world selected the name of an assassinated Iraqi academic to memorialize with a photograph and a personal narrative.
This exhibition showcases items related to The Mock Marriage from the Michael and Nan Miller Operetta Archive, representing a small selection from the Millers’ formidable bequest to UCSB of operetta scores, recordings, ephemera, and more.
Comics, caricature, graphic narrative, visual storytelling – whatever we wish to call it, it is a medium that has compelled readers around the world, in some cultures for hundreds of years.
The UCSB Library use the Spotlight platform to create and curate digital exhibitions. We will continue to create new exhibitions throughout the academic year and these can be found at https://spotlight.library.ucsb.edu/.
Anguish, Anger, and Activism: Legacies of the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill
Nuestras Américas: An Exploration of Expressive Cultures in Latina and Latino America
Campus by the Sea: Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of UCSB