Past Exhibits

  • William & Mary Athletics Display

    June 15, 2015 to June 12, 2016

    Tribe Pride: William & Mary Athletics Display uses photographs, artifacts, and publications housed in the University Archives to showcase history of intercollegiate sports at William & Mary.

  • Documenting the LGBTIQ Past in Virginia

    April 1, 2016 to April 28, 2016

    The William & Mary Mattachine LGBTIQ Research Project: Documenting the LGBTIQ Past in Virginia aims to better understand, chronicle, and preserve the history of LGBTIQ people in Virginia.

  • July 22, 2015 to March 31, 2016

    Over the course of a fifty-year career, Rev. Harris has served his community of Hopewell, Virginia, not only as a civil rights activist, but also as political official and religious leader.

  • 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.