January 24, 2013 – March 15, 2013 | Smathers Library Gallery

Florida 1513-2013: A Quincentennial Commemoration

Florida: 1513 – 2013 features a series of vignettes highlighting some of the changes wrought in Florida over half a millennium. The exhibit showcases items from the collections of the P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History at the University of Florida, including antique maps and historic photographs. Curated by James Cusick.

February 1, 2013 – March 1, 2013 | Smathers Library Grand reading room

Values in Action: 75 Years of the Visionaires

Celebrating the lives of eight young female activists who founded Gainesville's first formal organization for African-American women, and how they and their successors have enriched the civic, social and educational lives of African-Americans over the past seventy-five years. Curated by Jana Ronan.

April 1, 2013 – June 14, 2013 | Smathers Library Gallery


Testimony showcases primary sources that bear undeniable witness to the Holocaust. Featuring the last letters from victims of the Nazi terror before they were murdered, the autobiography of a concentration camp survivor, photographs of the camps in 1945, memoirs produced by survivors, and artistic responses to the Holocaust. Curated by Rebecca Jefferson.

An art book by Kyle Holland featuring letterpress printed text on handmade paper

September 9, 2013 – November 1, 2013 | Smathers Library Gallery


ARTBOUND is an annual, juried exhibition at the Smathers Libraries featuring contemporary artists’ books by undergraduate and graduate students in book arts and/or fine arts programs across the United States. This years exhibition highlights award winning items from the exhibition’s inaugural years (2010-2012). Curated by Ellen Knudson.

A PS magazine cover with a comic illustration depicting a woman

November 20, 2013 – December 13, 2013 | Smathers Library Grand Reading Room

The Pre-History of the Comic Book

Featuring materials from the Penny and Sol Davidson Collection, The Pre-History of the Comic Book documents the emergence of the modern comic-book from 1885 – 1934. Curated by John Van Hook and Colleen Seale.

Entrance to University Library on the University of Florida Campus

October 1, 2012 – April 1, 2013 | Smathers Library Room 1A

Memory and Landscape: Collegiate Gothic Architecture and the New University

The Collegiate Gothic style of architecture chosen for UF furthered the goals of university president Albert Murphree and the Board of Control while emphasizing the ties to older traditions. The environment envisioned by the campus planners helped provide the continuities of memory, meaning, and judgment. These remnants of the past became an integral part of the process of making a history and providing a context for the university. Curated by Peggy McBride.

An illustration of a female figure with a human-like tree figure

November 12, 2013 – December 18, 2013 | Smathers Library Gallery

When Phantasie Takes Flight: the Art & Imagination of Arthur Rackham

When Phantasie Takes Flight explores the breathtaking artwork of Arthur Rackham and places his work within the broader context of children's illustration from 1823-2010. Curated by Suzan A. Alteri and John Ingram.

Cattle standing beside each other

November 2013 – January 2014 | Marston Science Library

100 Years of Range Cattle: Research, Teaching, & Extension at UF and 500 Years of Florida Cattle History

An exhibit highlighting the importance and history of range cattle in the State of Florida. Includes photographs and maps that showcase the history of County Extension and the UF Animal Science research programs. Explores beef cattle as a cultural and Economic staple of Florida’s past, present, and future. Curated by Elizabeth King and Valrie Minson.