UC Santa Barbara Library Exhibitions Spotlight

Campus by the Sea

Campus by the Sea

Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of UCSB

UC Santa Barbara can trace its roots back to 1891 to a basement in downtown Santa Barbara, original home of its antecedent institution, the Anna S.C. Blake Manual

Eunice Foote to UCSB

Eunice Foote to UCSB

A Story of Women, Science and Climate Change

Eunice Foote was an early American feminist, inventor, and groundbreaking scientist. Her 1856 insights serve as a cornerstone of understanding the greenhouse effect and

The Creative Edge of Collecting

The Creative Edge of Collecting

The “Nothing” of William Davies King

This exhibition confront the social and psychological impulses to collect and the eye-opening possibilities of the sort of things that one might assemble.

In Her Own Image

In Her Own Image

UCSB Library is pleased to present an exhibition that explores and celebrates female comic book creators and their works. Materials are drawn from UCSB Library

Anguish, Anger, and Activism

Anguish, Anger, and Activism

Legacies of the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill

The 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill is frequently cited as a catalyst for the birth of the modern environmental movement. This exhibit will examine the connections

Viennese Operetta and the World of Franz Lehár

Viennese Operetta and the World of Franz Lehár

This exhibition showcases items related to The Mock Marriage from the Michael and Nan Miller Operetta Archive, representing a small selection from the Millers’

Art of Science

Art of Science

This exhibition compilation features the winners of the annual Art of Science competition.

Nuestras Américas

Nuestras Américas

An Exploration of Expressive Cultures in Latina and Latino America

Nuestras Américas examines how people of Latin American descent create a sense of space and belonging in the U.S. through visual and musical expressions.

Vexed: The East L.A. Chicano Punk Scene

Vexed: The East L.A. Chicano Punk Scene

Not long after the punk scene exploded in New York City in the mid-1970s, young Chicanas and Chicanos in the greater Eastside of Los Angeles began adopting the D-I-Y

Garimpeiros

Garimpeiros

The Wildcat Gold Miners of the Amazon Rainforest

UCSB Library presents an exhibition of photographs of gold mines in the Brazilian Amazon. Curated by Jeffrey Hoelle, UCSB Associate Professor of Anthropology, and

Construction to Reinvention

Construction to Reinvention

UCSB Library Photo History (1954-2016)

This exhibition celebrates the UCSB Library’s present and honors its past. Archival photographs from Special Research Collections trace the history of the Library from

Helmets of the First World War

Helmets of the First World War

Battle,Technology, and Culture

The First World War (1914-1918) was a defining event of modern history. This exhibition explores how technology changed soldiers' experiences of battle, especially on

Isla Vista

Isla Vista

Building a Community, 1970-2016

This exhibition explores the political, cultural, and social struggles of Isla Vista to become an independent, cohesive community, from 1970 to the present day. Since

Indigenous Peoples of the Americas

Indigenous Peoples of the Americas

Roots, Resistance and Resurgence

This exhibition explores Indigenous heritages and identity, and their modes of cultural and political representation. Taking a transnational and interdisciplinary

K-pop Material Culture and Global Fandom

K-pop Material Culture and Global Fandom

This exhibition is an exploration of the relationships between K-pop things, the industry that produces them, and the K-pop fans who collect them.

The Emergence of the Bill of Rights

The Emergence of the Bill of Rights

An Exhibition of Rare Books and Documents

This exhibition shows how the first ten amendments built upon English rights and liberties protected by the Magna Carta and expanded by Parliament in its 1689 “Bill of

Girls-in-Justice

Girls-in-Justice

The Library exhibition Girls-in-Justice, based on Richard Ross’ photographic book of the same name, visually documents the lives of girls in the U.S. juvenile justice

Against The Wall

Against The Wall

Social and Civil Unrest in California: 1960s - 1980s

"Against the Wall" highlights some of the protests, marches, and demonstrations that took place between the mid-1960s through the 1980s.

Conjuring India

Conjuring India

British Views of the Subcontinent, 1780-1870

Western encounters with the Indian subcontinent date back to the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans, and reached new heights in the seventeenth century when the age