2017

yellow map of florida

October 13, 2017 – DECEMBER 14, 2017 | Smathers Library Gallery

Florida Tourism | Sunshine and Shadows

Florida Tourism examines the social and racial inequities of tourism in Florida. It looks at the period of growth and increasing access to Florida vacations from the late 19th century until the opening of Walt Disney World in 1971. Developed as part of the graduate Exhibitions Seminar in Museum Studies.

Bob Campbell photograph of infant gorilla eating berries, Rwanda 1969

SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 – February 9, 2018 | Smathers Library Lobby

Bob Campbell's Photographs of Dian Fossey's Karisoke Research Center, 1968 – 1972

An exhibit of 30 photographic reproductions from Bob Campbell's original slides. The photographs feature Dian Fossey, the Karisoke Research Center in Rwanda, neighboring peoples, and mountain gorillas. Curated by Dan Reboussin and Richard Freeman with assistance from Riley Ravary.

A ship passing through the Panama Canal

April 1, 2017 – February 17, 2018 | Albert H. Nahmad Panama Canal Gallery

Between Two Oceans

An overview of the first 100 years of the Panama Canal as collected by those who devoted their livelihoods to this waterway. Curated by Elizabeth A. Bouton.

Marjorie Strode Coffey unwinding thread

March 15, 2017 – May 12, 2017 | Smathers library lobby

Marjorie Strode Coffey: Legacy of a Creative Life

The exhibition features the personal artwork of Marjorie Strode Coffey in tandem with the objects funded by her endowment – new acquisitions for the Book Arts Collection and artists' books created during the 2015 and 2016 Coffey Residencies. Curated by Ellen Knudson and Ann Lindell.

An airplane icon

March 27, 2017 – June 2, 2017 | Smathers library gallery

The Cuban American Dream

The Cuban American Dream explores 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. Curated by Margarita Vargas-Betancourt with assistance from Alexis Baldacci.

An illustration of beetles

January 9, 2017 – March 10, 2017 | Smathers library gallery

Beetle | Book | Bark

Beetle | Book | Bark, reflects upon the beetles themselves, their destructive capacity, and the art they unintentionally create. It includes original works of art that incorporate large-scale, high-resolution images of the beetles juxtaposed with their three dimensional habitats and rare volumes featuring stylized and scientific representations of bark beetles, displaying how the concepts such as scientific accuracy, imagination, and design evolved through the ages. Curated by Jiri Hulcr and John Nemmers.