Permanent Exhibits

  • view of a painted mural with a hand holding a red cardinal flower plant with soil, surrounded by native plants and pollinators

    Augmented Reality Conservation Mural

    Location: Omohundro Patio

    A Bee's Eye View reflects the mutualistic relationship between plants and pollinators and the unique way that pollinators see the ultraviolet (UV) pigments of plants.

  • Statue of Lord Botetourt
    Location: Ground Floor

    The Botetourt Gallery hosts the original statue of Norborne Berkeley, Baron de Botetourt, Governor-General of Virginia as well as sculptures by Carl Roseberg.

  • Roseberg spiral sculpture
    Location: Throughout Swem Library

    The sculptures of Carl Roseberg, as well as some paintings, are on display throughout Swem Library.

  • La Memoria (detail) by Roser Bru
    Location: Second Floor, next to Center for Geospatial Analysis

    Spanish-born, Chilean artist Roser Bru’s paintings tackle themes of political unrest, the history of art, and women in society.

  • Text of the William & Mary royal charter

    The Royal Charter is the founding document of the College of William and Mary, issued on 8 February 1693. It gives the purpose of the new College as well as listing the original Board of Visitors.

  • Painting of three students sitting in the Sunken Garden

    The President’s Collection of Art seeks to create an environment in which visual arts will flourish and enhance the quality of life at The College of William & Mary. It includes artwork created by students, faculty, and alumni.

  • Warren Burger's Office
    Location: Special Collections Lobby

    Due to a lighting upgrade, the Warren E. Burger office exhibit will be closed beginning Thursday, December 15, 2022.

  • Rector's badge
    Location: Special Collections Lobby

    When not in use for university functions such as Commencement, William & Mary regalia makes its home in Swem Library.