Past Exhibits

  • Expressions through Ink and Brush

    July 11, 2014 to September 28, 2014

    This exhibit features student artwork from two Spring 2014 courses in Chinese calligraphy taught at William & Mary.

  • William & Mary (In)action During the Civil Rights Movement

    March 14, 2014 to September 14, 2014

    Drawing from Special Collections’ University Archives holdings, this exhibit highlights selected articles, lectures and other events on William & Mary’s campus from the 1940s-1960s, that relate to the struggle for equality for all Americans.

  • Paperwork of the Civil War

    November 19, 2013 to July 11, 2014

    While the maxim that an army marches on its stomach is true, it is equally true that an army marches on its paperwork.

  • Selections from the Vinyard Collection featuring the work of Gaylord Schanilec

    October 23, 2013 to June 19, 2014

    From the individually cast and hand-set letter types, the color wood engravings carved by Gaylord Schanilec himself, to the special paper and the hand-made bindings, each limited edition book is uniquely and carefully crafted.

  • August 15, 2013 to May 31, 2014

    This exhibit features research and artwork from current and emeriti faculty members in the Art and Art History Department.

  • April 7, 2014 to May 18, 2014

    These environmentally inspired paintings, by Professor Emeritus Maynard Nichols, highlight the important issue of climate change, which increasingly occupies the attention of environmentalists, scientists, the media, and Congress.

  • Student Research from the Lemon Project course Out of the Shadows

    February 28, 2014 to May 17, 2014

    Little known, as is the case for far too many of the women who worked in the trenches, these eight Peninsular women worked in their communities and brought about change from which we all still benefit.

  • Transnational Contexts, Meanings, and Legacies

    November 4, 2013 to May 4, 2014

    The Quebec Act was a response not to the misbehavior of unruly Bostonians, but rather to the challenges of governing the French, Catholic, and Amerindian inhabitants of the vast North American territories acquired by Britain in the Seven Years’ War.

  • International Competition and Community

    January 17, 2014 to March 31, 2014

    In celebration of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, we invite you to explore the ways in which competition and community have shaped past Games.

  • Student Poetry Inspired By Special Collections Materials

    September 20, 2013 to March 23, 2014

    This exhibit features student poetry inspired by items from the extensive holdings of Swem’s Special Collections.