Past Exhibits

  • A Selection of Materials from Special Collections

    October 22, 2015 to March 31, 2016

    This exhibit features a selection of the varied materials found in Swem Library's Special Collections, arranged from A to Z.

  • Together Serving Others, October 2011-October 2015

    March 1, 2016 to March 28, 2016

    The artwork displayed in this exhibit commemorates the 40th Reunion of William & Mary's Class of 1975 and the culmination of the Staying Connected initiative.

  • The Nancy H. Marshall "A Visit from St. Nicholas" Collection

    December 4, 2015 to January 15, 2016

    Continuing our annual tradition, this year’s exhibit showcases the variety of form that has proliferated since the poem’s publication more than 180 years ago.

  • November 4, 2015 to December 15, 2015

    Contemporary artists respond to Upton Sinclair's classic text The Jungle, which portrays the wretched conditions for works and animals in the Chicago meat-packing industry of the early 20th century.

  • 35 Years of Virginia Hip-Hop History and Culture

    February 4, 2015 to December 6, 2015

    This exhibit explores Virginia's 35 years of hip-hop history through oral histories, curated playlists, artifacts, posters, and other archival materials in the William & Mary Hip Hop Collection.

  • April 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015

    Slavery at William & Mary is a chapter that until recently had often been left out of written histories. From its founding in 1693 to the outbreak of the Civil War, the college owned, hired out, and rented slaves.

  • Fish Collection at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science

    October 19, 2015 to October 29, 2015

    Through its 56-year history, the VIMS collection has grown from an uncatalogued teaching collection to one of the largest repositories for freshwater, Chesapeake Bay, and coastal fishes in Virginia.

  • September 25, 2015 to October 15, 2015

    Senior art students in Professor Brian Kreydatus's ART 460 Senior Exhibition course each selected one of their sketches from the summer sketchbook project to be featured in an exhibit in Swem Library.

  • Through Their Eyes: A Photographic Journey

    May 21, 2015 to October 6, 2015

    The Menokin Foundation hopes to transform the historic mansion of Francis Lightfoot Lee and 500-acre classroom into an educational and environmental experience like no other. You are invited to step inside this unfolding story and glimpse the impact that this mysterious place has had on two photographers and one architect with an eye for the exceptional.

  • December 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015

    Scholarship On Display is a rotating exhibit series showcasing faculty work from academic departments at the College of William & Mary. This installment features publications and research from current faculty members in the Economics Department.