Past Exhibits

  • Carteles de Cine

    February 5, 2016 to January 31, 2017

    UnMade in Cuba is brought to you by W&M Libraries in partnership with the New Media Workshop, co-taught by Professor Ann Marie Stock (Hispanic Studies, Film and Media Studies) and Troy Davis (Director of Media Services).

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

    December 6, 2016 to January 15, 2017

    Continuing our annual tradition of showcasing the books, this year’s exhibit reflects on the enduring popularity of Moore’s poem through its visual and narrative structure.

  • April 26, 2016 to December 11, 2016

    By considering Lady Skipwith’s ownership of books, how her library differed from those of men, and what it allowed her to do, we gain some insight into the intellectual life of elite women during an important period of American history.

  • August 4, 2016 to November 30, 2016

    This exhibit features student artwork from Chinese calligraphy courses taught at William & Mary in MLL's Chinese Studies Program.

  • The Measure of a Family

    October 21, 2016 to November 30, 2016

    The Cabell Family Papers in Swem’s Special Collections Research Center include correspondence, publications, genealogical records, literary manuscripts, accounts and land transactions, dating from 1693 to 1958.

  • August 29, 2016 to November 2, 2016

    This year, William & Mary’s Earl Gregg Swem Library marks its 50th birthday. Taken from the University Archives Photograph Collection, the images in this exhibit show the planning, construction, and opening of Swem Library in 1966.

  • November 3, 2015 to October 31, 2016

    This exhibit features publications and research from current faculty members in the English Department.

  • A Glimpse into the Past and Present Archaeology of the College of William & Mary

    October 3, 2016 to October 31, 2016

    This exhibit is a photographic glimpse into the archaeology of the College of William and Mary over the last 70 years.

  • Up in Flames

    December 17, 2015 to June 30, 2016

    In the late seventeenth century, colleges usually built their library collections from donations, not college funds. The main donor for William & Mary’s first library was Francis Nicholson, the royal governor of Virginia, who gave over 200 volumes in 1698.

  • Artisan, Scholar, Soldier, Historian

    June 10, 2015 to June 12, 2016

    Featuring documents, photographs, and selected ceramic works from the Joseph Palin Thorley Papers in Swem Library’s Special Collections Research Center, this exhibit provides unique insights into the many facets of his life as an artisan, scholar, soldier, and historian.