Past Exhibits

  • The Fall of the “Cockade City” and the End of the Confederacy

    November 14, 2014 to May 17, 2015

    As Swem Library wraps up its commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, it is clear that both the politics and execution of war are complex and difficult.

  • A glimpse into the world and artistry of the Richmond-born, black photographer

    February 17, 2015 to May 17, 2015

    During Louis H. Draper's photography career, he amassed nearly 1,000 prints and negatives of street photography in Harlem, abstract images, portraits, and photographs of trips to Senegal and the Soviet Union.

  • April 9, 2015 to May 3, 2015

    The Global Education Office Study Abroad Photo Contest gave returning students the chance to share their experiences abroad and demonstrate their skill with a camera.

  • June 19, 2014 to April 5, 2015

    The American Civil War was not fought just within the borders of the United States. There were global machinations as well as naval conflicts on the high seas.

  • Student Poster Project from Professor Chouin's HIST 282 Course

    December 10, 2014 to January 10, 2015

    Students in Professor Gérard Chouin's Fall 2014 HIST 282 Medieval African History course developed original posters illustrating the theme "Medieval Africa in History."

  • The Nancy H. Marshall "A Visit from St. Nicholas" Collection of Clement Clarke Moore's Immortal Poem

    December 10, 2014 to January 10, 2015

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

  • Animal Studies in the Archive

    June 20, 2014 to January 8, 2015

    Conducting historical research in animal studies presents some unique challenges. Non-human animals did not leave diaries or letters behind for historians to piece together life from the animals' perspectives. Therefore, researchers have to rely on materials produced by humans to access the historical lives of animals.

  • Travel Photography through Doris Baker's Lens

    December 5, 2013 to December 7, 2014

    During her travels as a freelance photographer, Doris Baker was fascinated by the cultures of other countries, and the photographs she took during her excursions bring to light the lives of those she encountered.

  • October 1, 2014 to December 5, 2014

    Senior art students in Professor Nicole McCormick Santiago'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. Students were responsible for mounting and installing their own artwork and labels to learn about preparing their own artwork for exhibition.

  • October 1, 2014 to October 31, 2014

    October is Filipino American History Month and is a time to reflect on the Philippines history and culture, and allow all Americans the opportunity to learn and appreciate the Filipino and Filipino American contributions.