Featured Exhibit

Cabinet card portrait of Algernon Charles Swinburne standing in front of steps and ivy covered brickwork
April 10, 2023 to January 22, 2024
Location: Special Collections Lobby

English poet Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837–1909) is a figure of fascinating contrast. Diminutive in stature yet larger-than-life in personality, in uncertain health but also highly energetic, in the first half of his career he flouted Victorian social standards with the provocative subject matter of his poetry and his scandalous personal life. Yet in his later years he eschewed much of his former passionate excess and became socially respectable. 

Current Exhibits

  • Vector style drawing of apples with bright pink lines on a dark background

    Scholarship on Display

    May 11, 2023 to January 7, 2024
    Location: Swem Entrance Gallery

    Scholarship on Display: Physics highlights the dynamic and multi-faceted research and scholarship of the William & Mary Physics faculty.

  • Una Colección de Ghost Posters

    April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024
    Location: Botetourt Gallery, Upper Level

    This new collection of Ghost Posters––designed for a series of film projects that have largely remained unmade––seeks to counter the under-representation of Cuba's women directors.

  • Chief Justice Warren E. Burger seated at desk in his chambers at the Supreme Court.

    The Warren E. Burger Collection consists of the lifetime professional papers and memorabilia of the late Chief Justice of the United States and former William & Mary Chancellor, Warren E. Burger (1907-1995). The exhibit provides a glimpse at some of the photographs and memorabilia, as well as an overview of the recreation of Burger's Supreme Court office inside the Special Collections Research Center.