Past Exhibits

  • Icon with yearbook portraits of the first thre Asian ancestry women at W&M

    The First Three Asian Ancestry Women at W&M

    January 25, 2023 to May 7, 2023

    Charting Diverse Pathways explores the lives of the first three Asian ancestry women to attend William & Mary: Hatsuye Yamasaki Kajiwara ‘37, Margaret Lee Masters ‘45, and Beatrice Fujiwara Sakai ‘53.

  • The Brafferton School story quilt created in 2022 by Nottoway artist Denise Walters
    February 10, 2023 to April 21, 2023

    Recent scholarship offers new insights and interpretations about the Brafferton Indian School’s history and legacy. Interrogating the extant documents from the era demonstrates the role of both the College and its Indian school in a wider narrative about the trans-Atlantic colonial encounter. Remembering includes responses from several Native artists from tribes that sent students to the Brafferton Indian School in the eighteenth century.

  • Graphic with a blue head with interconnected dots in the shape of a brain, with a speech bubble of text written in the International Phonetic Alphabet

    Scholarship on Display

    April 29, 2022 to January 22, 2023

    The William & Mary Linguistics program was founded in 1978 to provide students the opportunity to explore language as both a faculty of mind and a social institution. This exhibit highlights the dynamic and multi-faceted research and scholarship of the Linguistics program’s faculty, some co-authored with students.

  • Detailed photographic image of a winter's night with Santa's sleigh and reindeer in the sky

    featuring the Nancy H. Marshall "A Visit from St. Nicholas" Collection

    November 21, 2022 to January 5, 2023

  • icon image of a hand holding a quill

    Keeping track of the everyday in history

    September 19, 2019 to December 11, 2022

    Almanacs are annual guidebooks, used as a calendar and sometimes as a diary, for looking up astronomical data or astrological signs, and even as a weather forecast.

  • Russian women marching in detail image of a propaganda poster

    Russian and US Relations in the Twentieth Century

    September 19, 2019 to December 11, 2022

    Through the wide-ranging, eclectic materials of William & Mary Libraries' Special Collection Research Center, this exhibit highlights the era's conflicts and compromises from a firsthand perspective.

  • Students in William & Mary's National Pan-Hellenic Council from various Black Greek Letter Organizations pose on the Sunken Garden steps.

    A history of Black Greek letter organizations at William & Mary

    February 1, 2022 to December 11, 2022

    Unpacking the history and cultural heritage of Black Greek Letter Organizations is tedious; however, it is necessary to assist in the process of inclusion. This exhibit will offer nuanced ways of viewing Black Greek Letter Organizations through artifacts, books written about or by members of the Divine Nine organizations, and oral histories from individuals from William & Mary who joined campus chapters of these national organizations

  • A photo of collaged paintings, photos, and poems

    an interactive collage on holistic wellness from diverse points of view

    April 7, 2022 to October 15, 2022

    This interactive collage was inspired by Take What You Need, Leave What You Want boards. If you see something that resonates with you, take it to keep! Want to contribute? Add something of your own or feel free to use some of our pre-prepared materials.

  • Photograph of Civil Rights demonstrator being interviewed by CBS from Donald L. Mulford Scrapbook

    Local & National Voting Since the Civil War

    March 2, 2020 to October 3, 2022

    This exhibit seeks to demonstrate the many ways in which black votes in Virginia were used and suppressed to maintain the status quo.

  • Students and community members holding signs, including one reading "Peace Now & Forever" during a demonstration in the Wren Courtyard, circa fall 1969

    April 22-24, 2022

    April 13, 2022 to June 5, 2022

    Traditions Weekend brings together our most loyal groups to celebrate the legacy of William & Mary in our lives and build on our traditions and shared experiences as we look toward the future.