Celebrating the contributions historically made by African American extension agents throughout Florida.
The Panama Canal and its surroundings were historically the source of tension between the United States and Panama. This exhibit looks at the sources of tension and examines events that led to the transfer of the Canal in 1999.
Black Educators: Florida’s Secret Social Justice Advocates celebrates the 60th Anniversary of Desegregation at the University of Florida by showcasing the role of Black educators in the 40 years before the Civil Rights Movement.
Photographers have documented thousands of visitors and laborers in the Panama Canal. Their vantage point usually captures the subject and the impressive size and vast landscape of the Canal. Yet these early portraits are a lasting image of an incredible feat.
John David Ridge (1945 -) has worked as a costume designer, costume maker, and costume supervisor on stage, film, and television. The exhibition takes a look at highlights from his career including work with The Joffrey Ballet, Halston, and Julie Andrews, as well as costume design for the Spider-Man trilogy (2002-2007).
In 1989, the United States invaded Panama in an effort to oust and capture General Manuel Noriega. This series of photographs captures the planning and post-operation effects of Operation Just Cause.
How many events have taken place on the Plaza of the Americas that have shaped our community? Some have been largely attended and publicized, while others quietly affect our lives. Look back at some of the moments when University of Florida students have used the Plaza as a place to speak out and facilitate social change at UF and beyond.
An exhibition of food and community identity during the American Era of the Panama Canal Zone. Served in the Zone features photographs, artifacts, and ephemera paired with memories from former Canal Zone residents to illustrate their impact.
From the 1930s – 1960s, Martin Harris recorded Depression-era labor unrest for PM New York, the horrors of World War II for Stars and Stripes and celebrities for Collier's Magazine, Life Magazine, and The Saturday Evening Post.
Racism, Representation, and Resistance explores the long history of racism in children’s literature by examining the dehumanization and colonization of people of color, primarily Africans and African Americans. It also explores how self-representational children’s books by African American authors resisted and subverted racist ideologies.
After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, war saturated everyday life in the Panama Canal Zone. Many were surprised that Pearl Harbor was attacked before the Canal, yet it made potential threats even more a reality. Fear shaped expectations of what it meant to be a patriot; be it a soldier, a civilian, a person of color, or a gendered ideal.
An exhibition that explores the role of scouting in the lives of Panama Canal Zone residents as told in their own words.
A timeline of events that explore the reasons behind the immigration of Cubans to Florida from the 16th to the 21st century, the pressure that such immigration brought to local and state governments, the reactions of Floridian communities to Cuban immigrants, the ways in which Cuban immigrants adapted to their new reality, and the contribution of Cuban immigration to Florida.
An exhibit of Bob Campbell's original slides. The photographs feature Dian Fossey, the Karisoke Research Center in Rwanda, neighboring peoples, and mountain gorillas.
An exhibition of materials related to Albert Einstein's 1922 trip to Japan.
The tumultuous political history of Puerto Rico between 1936 and 1939 as reported through the newspaper El Mundo. This exhibition is a collaboration between the University of Puerto Rico Libraries, the George A. Smathers Libraries, the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), and the Latin American Research Resources Project (LARRP).
The Beast in the Book: Animals in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Illustrations from the Middle Ages, encourages the viewer to reflect upon the ways in which the illustrators combined high art and imagination along with didactic messages.
One hundred years after the opening of the Panama Canal, the University of Florida celebrates this monumental achievement, reflecting on the Canal's history, analyzing its impact, and honoring those who made it possible.
When Phantasie Takes Flight explores the breathtaking artwork of Arthur Rackham and places his work within the broader context of children's illustration.
Only available online, The Gathering Storm features items produced by or pertaining to European Jewry before WWII, including rare German and Yiddish newspapers, as well as ephemeral publications such as calendars, yearbooks and other communally inspired commemorative works.
An exhibition to coincide with the Jewish festival of Hanukkah, Imagining Jerusalem showcases antique maps, historic photographs and rare books depicting, idealizing and imagining the Holy City of Jerusalem.
About Face which is only available online, celebrates Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary of Independence by revisiting the country’s first post-independence exhibition to tour Europe.
Jointly presented by the Smathers Libraries and the Harn Museum of Art Collecting Treasures features bronzes, ceramics, furniture, paintings, prints and sculpture from the Harn’s Korean collection. Exhibition highlights include photographs, xrays and video of a 17th century Gilt Wood Bodhisattva as well as rare blue-and-white porcelains and hanging scroll masterpieces by Kim Hongdo, Jang Seung-eop, and Kim Eunho.
ARTBOUND 2011 features contemporary works by students making books in book arts and/or fine arts programs across the United States. The exhibited works have been selected by renowned book artist, photographer, and an alumnus of the University of Florida, Bea Nettles. Twenty-five handmade artists' books were selected for the exhibition from over 60 submissions.
Coinciding with the annual Jewish Heritage Month in May 2011, this exhibit highlights items from one of America's foremost Judaica research collections,this exhibit highlights items from the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica, to emphasize and celebrate the great richness and diversity of Jewish culture in various communities throughout the world.
Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the naming of the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica, the exhibition features highlights from the collection.
ARTBOUND features contemporary works by students making books in book arts and/or fine arts programs across the United States.