Special Collections Reading Room Display Case (February-July, 2020)
Arkansas Visionaries celebrates the work and impact of notable Arkansans on the Natural State in the areas of agriculture, business, politics, literature, international education, art and architecture. Also included are the works of those who impacted the university and Razorback Athletics.
Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | July-October, 2019
Highlighting recent acquisitions as part of our exhibit program gives us the opportunity to share such newly acquired materials with the public.
Walton Reading Room Display Case, Mullins Library | February-March, 2018
In 1933 a remarkable event occurred. The Chicago Symphony(all white and all male, like most professional orchestras of the time)premiered the Symphony in E minor by the African American woman Florence B.Price. It was the first time a black woman’s work was performed by such anorchestra. At the age of 46, she heard her music performed, to great acclaim,before an international audience at the 1933 Chicago World Fair. She hadalready composed a significant body of work that was heard in Chicago circles.
Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | November, 2016 to January, 2017
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with an exhibit featuring works by Johnnie Lee Diacon (Creek), Bj Stepp (Cheyenne/Cherokee), J. NiCole Nahmi-A-Piah Hatfield (Comanche-Kiowa), and Kai Humeyestewa (Hopi).
Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | January-March, 2016
Dorsey's exhibit is part of the University Libraries' Black History Month programming. The colorful and engaging show highlights scenes of African American life in the south.
Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | May-August, 2015
The University Libraries is pleased to host Angela Davis Johnson's latest exhibit “black lace. arrangements,” on view through August 20, 2015 in Mullins Library. Seen up close, the energetic collection of mixed media pieces reveals to the viewer layers and textures of collaged acrylic, oil, found paper, and fabric.
South-West Corridor, Lobby Level, Mullins Library | August-September, 2014
José Galvez, a Pulitzer Prize winning artist and documentarian, uses black and white photography to document Latino life in the United States. A selection of his photographs is currently on display in the West Hall of Mullins Library through September 16, 2014.
Special Collections Hallway Gallery | May, 2014 to May, 2016
During World War II, more than 20,000 Japanese Americans were involuntarily interned in camps in Arkansas under the War Relocation Authority. Images such as those included here, as well as government documents, camp newsletters, school yearbooks, and manuscript materials held by Special Collections help preserve the personal experiences and essential history of that difficult and complex period for the nation and the state.
Reference Desk Glass Case, Mullins Library | May-September, 2013
In commemoration of LGBT Pride Month, Special Collections presents this exhibit of rare journals, pamphlets, posters, and other materials exploring the history homosexual, transsexual, and transgender Arkansas.
Reference Desk Glass Case, Mullins Library | January-May, 2013
This selection from the holdings of Special Collections and the Performing Arts and Media Library celebrates the importance of African American Arkansans in the creation of musical roots whose influence has spread throughout the United States and the world.
Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | November, 2012 to April, 2013
Edward S. Curtis shaped the fields of photography and anthropology with The North American Indian, a 20-volume series, published in 1930 that represents his experiences documenting nearly 100 tribes in the United States and Alaska. The University of Arkansas Libraries is celebrating Curtis's ethnographic achievement with an exhibit of images reproduced from the Curtis portfolios, on display in the lobby area of Mullins Library through the end of December.
Walton Reading Room Display Case, Mullins Library | February-April, 2012
This exhibit showcases materials from the Daisy Bates Collection (MC 582) and associated collections housed in University Libraries Special Collections in order to celebrate the life and work of Arkansas Civil Rights leader, Daisy Bates.
Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | January-April, 2012
Artist Jerry Taliaferro honors the physical and spiritual beauty of black women in "Women of a New Tribe," a national photography exhibit on display in the lobby area of Mullins Library honoring both Black History Month and Women's History Month.
Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | November-December, 2011
In this exhibit of multimedia pieces by members of the Southeastern Indian Artists Association, seven award-winning artists use their work to explore the complex relationships that exist between language, identity, culture, and myth.
Walton Reading Room, Mullins Library | May, 2011
An exhibit of photographs, a collaborative effort of Sonam Zoksang and Stephen Ironside, shows Tibetans at home and abroad.
Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | January-February, 2011
In honor of Black History Month, the University Libraries are displaying "Beauty and Identity," an exhibit of paintings and woodcut prints by Arkansas artist LaToya Hobbs.
Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | November-December, 2010
The Ashworth Collection includes pieces on loan from Dr. Chris Ashworth of Fort Smith, Ark., a large animal veterinarian and owner of New Frontier Angus Ranches.
Entrance Display Case, Mullins Library | April-December, 2010
The William Grant Still and Verna Arvey collection (MC 1125) contains materials that span the 20th century, and it serves as a rare testament to a period of time in which little documentation exists for African-Americans in American history.
Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | January-February, 2010
In honor of Black History Month in February, a new exhibit in Mullins Library by UALR professor Delita Martin celebrates the diversity among women of color.
Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | January-February, 2009
An exhibit of original artworks and lithographic prints by Houston artist Charles Criner is currently on display in Mullins Library in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Week and Black History Month.
Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | November-December, 2008
The first thing a viewer might appreciate about Tony Tiger's exhibit, "The Subjective History of a Tiger," currently on display in Mullins Library, are the colors.
Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | March-May, 2008
Ed Wade, Jr., began drawing when he was three years old, a love that carried him through career stints as a shoe salesman, a firefighter, a substitute teacher, a correctional officer, a police officer, and a pastor.
Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | January-February, 2008
George Hunt is an artist with a gift for seeing things differently than most people.
Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | November-December, 2007
Beginning in 1900 and continuing over the next thirty years, Edward Sheriff Curtis, or the "Shadow Catcher" as he was later called, took over 40,000 photographic images and recorded rare ethnographic information from over eighty American Indian tribal groups, ranging from the Eskimo or Inuit people of the far north to the Hopi people of the Southwest.
Walton Reading Room Display Case, Mullins Library | October-November, 2007
The focus of the My America Project for the 2007-2008 school year is Southern blues. This exhibit will coordinate with events scheduled at the Walton Arts Center and U of A Student Affairs.
Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | January-February, 2007
Artistic talent takes many forms. Ralph W. Armstrong was a classically trained musician before he was a photographer.
Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | October-November, 2006
The art department at Bacone College in Muskogee, Okla., was founded in 1935 during an era when Indian artists were transforming their art — from what had been a form of religious expression and a type of shorthand used mainly to record personal and tribal histories, into a modern graphic art style.
Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | March-May, 2006
When one contemplates the American South in the era from 1952 to 1971, images of social unrest and strife usually spring to mind. Documentary photographer Rogerline Johnson gives us images from behind the scenes of strife during this era, as he records African-Americans of the Arkansas delta engaged in everyday social, religious, and educational events.
Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | January-March, 2006
Like many of us, U of A associate professor of art John L. Newman watched the events unfolding in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina with shock and disbelief.
Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | January-February, 2005
An art exhibit currently on display at Mullins Library celebrates the artistic legacy of a great educator.
Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | December, 2004 to January, 2005
Charles Banks Wilson realized his life's obsession as an artist at an early age--to reflect his time and place.
Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | December, 2002 to February, 2003
"My principal goal in all of my work" writes Frances Longley, "is to denote the spirituality of man and his quest for the heights of perfection and limitlessness of creativity."