Past Exhibits

  • 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.

  • Yearbook photo of Pu Kao Chen, William & Mary Class of 1923
    October 7, 2021 to April 24, 2022

    In 1921, Pu Kao (P. K.) Chen, a Chinese international student from Tsing Hua College in “Peking” (Beijing), boarded the steamship China to come study at William & Mary. In doing so, he became the first Asian student, and the first student of color on record to attend W&M

  • Highland visitors see public archaelogy digs on the site
    March 11, 2022 to April 11, 2022

    W&M’s Highland is 535 acres of historic buildings and natural resources. For many years, it was notable as the home of James Monroe. Now, recent re-interpretation tells a much fuller, more truthful story about the site and its many inhabitants.  

  • Comic image of superhero Hardware battling against enemies flying in a helicopter

    Superhero Comics by Black Writers, Artists, and Editors

    February 15, 2022 to March 10, 2022

    Nearly twenty years before T’Challa debuted in the pages of Fantastic Four #52*, Lion Man appeared in All-Negro Comics #1. Nearly five decades after Lion Man, Milestone Media brought even more Black superheroes to comics, some of whom you can see in this exhibit.

  • Poster art with illustrated octopus for Premio Casa

    Cuban Poster Art

    December 1, 2017 to February 13, 2022

    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.