2021

Sections of portraits of first generation students from the University of Florida

October 30, 2021 – January 7, 2022 | Library West

Portraits of Us

The photo series focuses on uplifting first-generation college students and their experiences at the University of Florida. Initially born out of the research of Dr. Cecilia E. Suarez, “Portraits of Us” grew and flourished with the collaborative efforts of Erica Aguiar, Adrian Cruz, and the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program.

Stereoscope image of “Sitiki, a.k.a “Uncle Jack and His Home,” St. Augustine, Florida

August 16, 2021 – December 17, 2021 | Smathers Library Gallery

1821: The Americanization of Florida

In 1821, Spain transferred control of its colonies, East and West Florida, to the United States. Although many residents anticipated that they would eventually become American citizens, the actual change in sovereignty brought a rapid restructuring of their lives. Curated by James Cusick, with assistance from Jason Zappulla and Rachel Laue.

Climate Changes by Philippe Squarzoni book cover

April 22, 2021 – December 17, 2021 | Marston Science Library

A Future Worth Living

All of us will be impacted by climate change, a major issue on a global scale, but we can look to literature to help us find hope, action, and activism to create a future worth living. Curated by Greg Allen, Jean Bossart, Cynthia Digby, Peter Miller, and Ariel Pomputius.

40 years 40 objects The Price Library of Judaica

March 8, 2021 – July 1, 2021 | Smathers Library Gallery

40 years 40 objects: The Price Library of Judaica

This exhibition celebrates forty years of the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica at the University of Florida by showcasing forty of its special items. A sample of the many riches within, it includes printed books from the 15th – 20th centuries, unique scrolls, manuscripts, and works of art. As well as periodicals, a map, cookbook, rare children’s book, musical score, and other distinctive items that capture moments of Jewish history in various unexpected ways. Curated by Rebecca J. W. Jefferson.