Past Exhibits

  • Russian women marching in detail image of a propaganda poster

    Russian and US Relations in the Twentieth Century

    September 19, 2019 to September 30, 2021

    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.

  • 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 September 30, 2021

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

  • icon image of a hand holding a quill

    Keeping track of the everyday in history

    September 19, 2019 to September 26, 2021

    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.

  • Poster art with illustrated octopus for Premio Casa

    Cuban Poster Art

    December 1, 2017 to September 18, 2021

    Alejandro Rodríguez Fornés “Alucho,” is a prolific graphic designer and an important figure in the use of emerging technologies and digital art in Cuban graphic design; this is his first solo exhibit in the United States.

  • Red beads strung into letters to form the text "We Define Our Selves" on a person's bare back

    Zine Making for Self-Exploration and Expression

    April 23, 2021 to September 12, 2021

    Before social media gave users the freedom to share their lives and perspectives, zines radically challenged the publishing industry’s standards, providing a way to spark dialogues about unaddressed subjects and share works by largely underrepresented authors.

  • Labeled "Nat & Me at Yorktown," this photo features a couple standing in front of their car with Williamsburg license plates, circa 1940.

    Shining a Light on the Everyday Lives of Black Americans

    February 26, 2021 to April 21, 2021

    In this exhibit, we have centered on more private aspects of the lives of Black Americans based on source materials housed in Special Collections with the hope that it will help challenge ideas of who belongs in an exhibit.

  • Activities and Activism at William & Mary

    October 2, 2020 to October 29, 2020

    Healthy Together is not just social distancing, it is also about finding and maintaining a community in the midst of upheaval and uncertainty that help you feel safe and seen.

  • Illustration detail of Santa riding a camel

    Printing Christmas in the Nineteenth Century

    December 2, 2019 to January 6, 2020

    This year’s exhibit considers the changing role of Christmas symbolism, including Moore’s poem, within the developing New York City publishing scene during the nineteenth century.

  • Illustration of people silhouetted in colors of the rainbow
    April 19, 2019 to December 31, 2019

    GSWS faculty confront existing ideological frameworks in which women, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and other underrepresented groups are marginalized.

  • Three William & Mary women

    100 Years of Women in 20 Artifacts

    March 14, 2019 to August 18, 2019

    This exhibit highlights the history of W&M women through the artifacts they owned, created, and used during their time at the university.