2014

An artist's book on display

November 3, 2014 – December 12, 2014 | Smathers library gallery

Artbound 2014 Student Competition and New Acquisitions in Book Art

Artbound 2014 features contemporary works by students in book arts and/or fine arts programs across the U.S. The fourteen books included are complemented by other recent additions in Book Arts within Special & Area Studies Collections. Curated by Ellen Knudson.

Men Burning Grass in Ditch Near Railroad Tracks

August 11, 2014 – February 1, 2015 | Health Science Center Library

From Microscopic to Massive: Worker Health Challenges in the Construction Era

From Microscopic to Massive: Worker Health Challenges in the Construction Era examines the whole health picture, from the narrative of scientific discovery to efforts to eradicate mosquito vectors and disparities in health care and treatment among canal laborers. Curated by Nancy Schaefer and Nina Stoyan-Rosenzweig.

Workers with heavy machinery in the process of construction of the Panama Canal

August 11, 2014 – December 12, 2015 | Marston Science Library

Building the Canal

Building the Canal highlights the specialized equipment and engineering ingenuity needed to construct the Canal. Curated by Michael Howell.

Individuals playing billiards in the Panama Canal Zone

August 11, 2014 – October 31, 2014 | Library west

Life in the Canal Zone

Life in the Canal Zone presents aspects of American daily life in the Zone, from the American construction era to more modern times. Curated by Shelley Arlen.

A map showing Central America

August 11, 2014 – November 14, 2014 | Map & Imagery Library

Revealing the Right Route: Cartographic Evidence of Early Canal Plans

Revealing the Right Route presents the various routes considered for the Panama Canal, including Nicaragua, Darien, and Panama, as seen in antique maps. Curated by Carol McAuliffe and Jennifer Farrington.

A group of laborers at the Panama Canal during its construction

August 11, 2014 – October 24, 2014 | Smathers Library Gallery

Voices from the Panama Canal

Voices from the Panama Canal is an effort to represent the different voices that make up the history of the Canal; a history rich because of its diversity, but also dynamic and conflictive. This exhibition is based on the reasearch and work of UF graduate students in ARH6836 Exhibition Seminar Fall 2013. Curated by Margarita Vargas-Betancourt and Paul Losch.

A group of revolutionaries in Cuba

March 31, 2014 – May 23, 2014 | Smathers Library Gallery

Revolucionarias: Women and the Formation of the Cuban Nation

Revolucionarias: Women and the Formation of the Cuban Nation examines the centralizing role of women in Cuban revolutions and history. The bilingual exhibition features photographs and archival documents, as well as recent acquisitions from the Smathers Libraries Special and Area Studies Collections.Curated by Margarita Vargas-Betancourt and Lillian Guerra with assistance from Alexis Baldacci and Daniel J. Fernandez-Guevara.

Cover of Hagadah

January 21, 2014 – March 21, 2014 | Smathers Library Gallery

Haggadah: why is this book different?

Featuring rare and unique haggadot from the Price Library of Judaica, this exhibition examines the way in which the Passover haggadot have been produced and used around the world. Featuring rare and unique haggadot from the Price Library of Judaica, this exhibition examines the way in which the Passover haggadot have been produced and used around the world. Curated by Rebecca Jefferson.