2022

A book cover titled "La Juventud y el Comunismo" from Guatemala

JULY 26, 2022 – SEPTEMBER 26, 2022 | LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN COLLECTION

Estudiantes Conscientes: Student Revolution in Central America

This exhibition focuses on student movements and revolutionaries in Central America and their role throughout the region’s 20th-century Cold War conflicts. Curated by Erika Cintrón Cordero.

Civil Rights marchers protesting with signs through the streets of St. Augustine, Florida.

JULY 15, 2022 – SEPTEMBER 16, 2022 | SMATHERS LIBRARY GALLERY

Presence/Erasure: Black History in St. Augustine

Over 450 years of Black history fill the streets of St. Augustine. Yet, the changing tides of history, colonial powers, and racial prejudices buried many of their stories. The experiences of Black St. Augustinians are vast and expansive and are a necessary part of U.S. history, as they have and continue to contribute to shaping this land and nation. Curated by Laura Marion and Casey Wooster with assistance from Antonette Jones.

Comedian and entertainer Bob Hope in front of a large crowd of troops

APRIL 18, 2022 – JUNE 24, 2022 | SMATHERS LIBRARY GALLERY

“I Wanna Tell Ya…” About Bob Hope

Bob Hope left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry through his work in vaudeville, theatre, radio, television, recordings and film. His career grew from local vaudeville to the global stage. Born Leslie Townes Hope in England in 1903, he immigrated with his family to the United States at a young age. Over a long career, he came to represent the good will of the United States on stages around the world. Curated by Jim Liversidge.

open artist book in shape of mollusk with delicate red paper

February 4, 2022 – may 6, 2022 | MARSTON SCIENCE LIBRARY

Selections from Book STEAM

Scientists seek answers via evidence and data; artists use intuition and aesthetics to tease out the truth. The fundamental aim of both is to understand the universe and humanity’s place in it. The works on display demonstrate the artists’ interpretations of the basic nature of our existence via literal and figurative translations of scientific concepts. They may or may not be “true” in a scientific sense, but these books make us feel something. Who can argue that is not just as important as a technological advance? Curated by Ellen Knudson.

A broadside depicting Black people singing and celebrating

February 11, 2022 – April 18, 2022 | Smathers Library Lobby

Lives, Hopes, Histories: Black Authorship from the American Revolution to the Harlem Renaissance

The earliest Black authors in the United States had limited opportunities to publish their works, or even to be identified on equal terms with their white contemporaries. During the nineteenth century, they made use of emerging and ephemeral genres—the newspapers, tracts and periodicals of the Antebellum period—to tell their stories and reach a broader readership. Black authors created new and distinctive poetry, history and fiction, as well as identities divorced from those of currently or formerly enslaved people. Curated by Neil Weijer.

Black and white palm trees next to house

January 18, 2022 – April 8, 2022 | Smathers Library Gallery

Lost Communities of Florida

Lost Communities of Florida looks back at some of the once thriving Florida communities that have now faded or disappeared. It examines the broad social, economic, and political trends, as well as natural disasters and new technologies, that contributed to their rise and fall. Curated by Dr. Bridget Bihm-Manuel and Hank Young.