Past Exhibits at David W. Mullins Library

Women Authors in Rare Books Collections

Women Authors in Rare Books Collections

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | September, 2021

This exhibit showcases notable examples of works by women authors from the University of Arkansas Libraries' rare books collections. As the work of Special Collections moves forward, adding resources that reflect the diversity of our campus and the research needs met by the unique and rare materials we make available,  we can examine how the collection has developed over the University's 150 years and how it continues to evolve.


Arkansas Visionaries

Arkansas Visionaries

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.


Arkansas from Scratch

Arkansas from Scratch

Special Collections Hallway Exhibit | November, 2019 to February, 2020

This exhibit explores the stories told by a selection of cookbooks and recipe books in the University of Arkansas Special Collections Division.


Student Publications

Student Publications

Reference Desk Glass Case, Mullins Library | October, 2019 to February, 2020

This exhibition explores student publications at the University of Arkansas, beginning with the first student publication in 1893 to present.


New Acquisitions

New Acquisitions

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. 


The Long Shadow of the Elaine Massacre

The Long Shadow of the Elaine Massacre

Special Collections Hallway Exhibit | June-November, 2019

This exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of one of the deadliest racially-motivated conflicts in American history—the Elaine Massacre, which devastated rural Phillips County, Arkansas, in 1919.


Missionaries in Territorial Arkansas

Missionaries in Territorial Arkansas

Special Collections Reading Room Display Case | April-November, 2019

This exhibition examines the history and first-hand accounts of interactions between Christian missionaries and Native Americans in the Arkansas Territory in order to help more fully characterize the cultural interactions of Arkansas' history.


Rosa Marinoni

Rosa Marinoni

Special Collections Reading Room Display Case | April-November, 2019

This exhibit presents the life and work of Rosa Marinoni a once well-known and widely published poet who built a community of writers in Fayetteville, AR.


Art of the Book

Art of the Book

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | January-May, 2019

This exhibition begins with the utterly familiar format of the book and explores what happens when artistic elements move beyond the expected structures typically found in a book and create hybrid formats that are both literary as well as artistic creations.


Steve Chism: Selected Works

Steve Chism: Selected Works

Mullins Library | February-June, 2018

Many students and alumni will remember the helpful assistance that Steve Chism provided at the main desk in Mullins Library, even if they never knew his name.  Others may have discovered his paintings on magnolia leaves, or found art creations of wire, bark, CD-ROM discs, photocopies. and other ephemera in Wilson Park, on the Fayetteville Square, or scattered around campus.  This online exhibit features some of Steve's works on permanent display in Mullins Library, as well as pieces cherished by his colleagues.


Celestial Splendor

Celestial Splendor

Special Collections Reading Room Display Case | February-May, 2018

A new sister exhibit is now on display in the Special Collections Reading Room through May 2018. Featured in the two cases are items that highlight the culture of astronomy and some of mankind’s most brilliant minds, such as Albert Einstein and Steven Hawking, who wrote on the endless mysteries of the heavens.


Precocious Child to Acclaimed Composer

Precocious Child to Acclaimed Composer

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.


Arkansas Heritage

Arkansas Heritage

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | May-July, 2017

Photographer and environmental activist Ken Smith hails from Hot Springs. He graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1956 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. It was during his freshman year at the U of A that Smith first visited the Buffalo River with a hiking group.


The Fulbright Legacy

The Fulbright Legacy

Special Collections Hallway Gallery | March, 2017 to February, 2018

The name “Fulbright is associated with international exchange throughout the world. J. William Fulbright, the individual for whom the Fulbright programs were named, lived a rich and productive life that extended well beyond the establishment of the well-respected namesake programs.


Stories, Visions and Memory

Stories, Visions and Memory

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | January-April, 2017

'Stories, Visions and Memory: Contemporary Southeastern Indian Art,' with work by Native artists Bobby Martin, Tony Tiger and Erin Shaw, is on display throughout the lobby level of Mullins Library until April 26.


Native American Heritage 2016

Native American Heritage 2016

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).


Let There Be Light, 100 Black Men

Let There Be Light, 100 Black Men

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | August-October, 2016

The University Libraries, in collaboration with Andrew Kilgore and Compassion Fayetteville, are pleased to present 30 portraits from Let There Be Light, 100 Black Men.


Whispers from Another Time, Photographs by Cathy D. Padgett

Whispers from Another Time, Photographs by Cathy D. Padgett

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | May-July, 2016

Cathy Padgett's photographs focus on the things people leave behind as they journey across time and the landscape.


Lives Transformed by Southland College

Lives Transformed by Southland College

Walton Reading Room Display Case, Mullins Library | February-May, 2016

In celebration of Black History Month 2016, the Libraries' Special Collections presents images from the Southland College Papers (MC577). In the faces of the students and teachers of Southland College we glimpse more than sixty years of African American experiences, aspirations, and triumphs as the United States underwent tremendous transformation from the era of the slavery into the 20th century.


Native Arkansan Brings Mixed Media Works to Mullins Library

Native Arkansan Brings Mixed Media Works to Mullins Library

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.


120 Years of Arkansas Football

120 Years of Arkansas Football

Reference Desk Glass Case, Mullins Library | November, 2015 to March, 2016

This exhibit from Special Collections explores long football traditions at the University of Arkansas through photographs, University publications, and preserved memorabilia.


KUAF 91.3 at 30

KUAF 91.3 at 30

Walton Reading Room Display Case, Mullins Library | November, 2015 to February, 2016

The University Libraries and Special Collections join KUAF in celebrating 30 years on the air as a public radio station in this exhibit of artifacts from the decades of broadcasting and archival photographs and documents.


Politics Past in Arkansas

Politics Past in Arkansas

Reference Desk Glass Case, Mullins Library | October-February, 2015

This exhibit from Special Collections explores Arkansas political campaigning before the advent of modern media. Through documents and photographs, as well as broadsides, ephemera, and artifacts from Special Collections, the exhibit highlights materials produced before the eras of first, radio and film, then television and internet campaigning. "Politics Past in Arkansas" will remain on display in front of the Reference Desk on the Mullins Library Main Level through February 2015.


People, Places, and Thinks

People, Places, and Thinks

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | September-November, 2015

"People, Places, and Thinks" is a series of portraits and landscapes curated especially for the University Libraries, by Adam Grant Campbell.


Arkansas Folksongs, Musicians, and Collectors

Arkansas Folksongs, Musicians, and Collectors

Special Collections Hallway Exhibit | June, 2015 to February, 2016

Special Collections showcases the musicians and folklorists who collected and created the folk music of Arkansas. Through photographs, song transcriptions, rare books, and records, the exhibit offers a sample of the rich traditions of folk music on the University of Arkansas campus, throughout the Ozarks region and work of noted scholars, and now in the digital age through the opening of the Ozark Folksong Collection.


Artists' Books in Special Collections

Artists' Books in Special Collections

Special Collections Display West, Mullins Library | May, 2015 to December, 2016

Expanding the definition of both the book and rare book, artists' books are meticulously crafted, often beautiful, and sometimes challenging uses of text and material. This exhibit of artists' books in Special Collections highlights recent additions to the department's rare books holdings while exploring efforts to preserve the craft of book making. University Archivist Amy Allen curated the exhibit.


Dynamic Artist Brings Colorful, Mixed Media Exhibit to Mullins Library

Dynamic Artist Brings Colorful, Mixed Media Exhibit to Mullins Library

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.


Special Collections Arkansas Landscapes exhibit in celebration of the 2015 Arkansas Heritage Month.

Special Collections Arkansas Landscapes exhibit in celebration of the 2015 Arkansas Heritage Month.

Special Collections Reading Room Display Case | May-December, 2015

In celebration Arkansas Heritage Month 2015, Special Collections presents an exhibit images, rare books, and documents showing Arkansas places that have disappeared, were never realized as they were planned, or have evolved in unexpected ways.


Life on the World War II Homefront

Life on the World War II Homefront

Reference Desk Glass Case, Mullins Library | March-July, 2015

World War II impacted civilian life in America every day. These changes could be surprising, subtle, profound and galvanizing, but no one was left untouched. Young men—sons, fathers, and husbands—became scarce. Familiar pantry staples had to be carefully conserved. Work opportunities forever out of reach to the "fairer sex" suddenly became accessible. Families all over anxiously waited for news, in letters, in telegrams, in newspapers, of their far flung loved ones. This exhibit explores life on Arkansas's World War II homefront with examples from the archives in Special Collections.


Descriptive Abstraction – Paintings in Dust by Sharon Killian

Descriptive Abstraction – Paintings in Dust by Sharon Killian

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | September, 2014 to April, 2015

The University Libraries is pleased to announce our fall 2014 exhibition titled “Descriptive Abstractions – Painting with Dust” by Sharon Killian. The show includes more than a dozen works, some over 4 feet in length, in dry pastel on arches cover.


Al Norte al Sur: Latino Life in the South by José Galvez

Al Norte al Sur: Latino Life in the South by José Galvez

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.


Images of Japanese-American Internment in Arkansas

Images of Japanese-American Internment in Arkansas

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.


Sabine Schmidt

Sabine Schmidt

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | April-May, 2014

Sabine Schmidt explores the relationship between people and built space in "Set My Watch against the City Clock," a photography exhibit on display in the lobby area of Mullins Library through the end of May.


Small works

Small works

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | March, 2014

The 2014 "Small Works on Paper" art exhibition presented by the Arkansas Arts Council is on display in the lobby area of Mullins Library through the end of March.


Remnant Trust

Remnant Trust

West Entrance Foyer, Mullins Library | January-May, 2014

The University Libraries, the Office of Student Affairs, and the School of Social Work are hosting an exhibit of rare books and materials from the Remnant Trust in Mullins Library in the spring 2014 semester, from Tuesday, January 21 to Monday, May 12.


Bryan Massey

Bryan Massey

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | January-February, 2014

In celebration of Black History Month, the University Libraries are hosting an exhibit of sculptures by Professor Bryan Winfred Massey, Sr., in the lobby area of Mullins Library through the end of February.


Exhibit exploring the importance of Greek LIfe at the University of Arkansas

Exhibit exploring the importance of Greek LIfe at the University of Arkansas

Walton Reading Room Display Case, Mullins Library | October-December, 2013

The exhibit explores the long history and remarkable legacy of Greek fraternities and sororities at the University of Arkansas. Scrapbooks, numerous print volumes, and other materials illustrate the enduring influence of student social organizations on Arkansas's flagship university.


Gregory Moore

Gregory Moore

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | September-October, 2013

What do you call trash re-made into treasures? Local artist Gregory Moore calls them "reclaimed surfaces." Moore's exhibit of multimedia pieces consisting of "found objects," which are mundane, discarded objects created for a non-art use that he has repurposed into surfaces for his paintings.


Exhibit Commemorating LGBT Pride Month

Exhibit Commemorating LGBT Pride Month

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.


Dan Kerlin

Dan Kerlin

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | May-July, 2013

In honor of Arkansas Heritage Month, the theme of which is "Saving Our Heritage: Arkansas's Historic Structures," the In honor of Arkansas Heritage Month, and its theme — “Saving Our Heritage: Arkansas's Historic Structures,” — the University Libraries are hosting an exhibit of watercolors and prints by Daniel Kerlin, “Wherever You Go, There You Are,” featuring several local landmarks and buildings.


Special Collections Exhibit on Health and Healing in Arkansas

Special Collections Exhibit on Health and Healing in Arkansas

Special Collections Display East, Mullins Library | April-August, 2013

Exploring the ways attitudes toward medicine have evolved in Arkansas over the last two centuries, CURE presents an assortment of documents, photographs, and rare books from Special Collections, as well as some items you might not expect to find in an archives.


Collection Curiosities

Collection Curiosities

Special Collections Hallway Exhibit | February-September, 2013

This selection of curiosities and odd holdings from Special Collections highlights the variety of materials available in the archives and the rest of the University of Arkansas Libraries.


African American Roots Music

African American Roots Music

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.


Edward S. Curtis

Edward S. Curtis

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.


Exhibit celebrating the writer and Arkansas traveller, Friedrich Gerstäcker

Exhibit celebrating the writer and Arkansas traveller, Friedrich Gerstäcker

Reference Desk Glass Case, Mullins Library | October-December, 2012

This exhibit showcasing editions of the works of Friedrich Gerstäcker held in the Libraries' Special Collections is presented in recognition of "The Legacy of Friedrich Gerstäcker Arkansas and the Wild West" symposium, hosted by the University of Arkansas October 11-12, 2012.


New Acquisitions, 2011-2012

New Acquisitions, 2011-2012

Special Collections Reading Room, Mullins Library | October, 2012 to May, 2013

This exhibit features notable recent acquisitions to the holdings of Special Collections.


Milestones in Arkansas' Environmental History

Milestones in Arkansas' Environmental History

Walton Reading Room Display Case, Mullins Library | September-November, 2012

2012 marks three important milestones in Arkansas's environmental history: 40 years since the creation of the Buffalo National River, 50 years since the founding of the Ozark Society, and 100 years since the birth of Dr. Neil Compton, founding President of the Ozark Society and champion of Arkansas's wilderness.


William McNamara

William McNamara

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | September-October, 2012

William McNamara's exhibit of woodcuts and watercolor paintings inspired by the Buffalo River country is on display in the lobby area of Mullins Library through the end of October. The exhibit is free and open to the public, and may be viewed all hours the library is open.


Alice Ghostley: Actress, Comedienne

Alice Ghostley: Actress, Comedienne

Reference Desk Glass Case, Mullins Library | August-October, 2012

This exhibit of photographs, playbills, and other memorabilia celebrates the life and career of Alice Ghostley, the Tony Award-winning actress and popular television and film star. Special Collections received the Alice Ghostley Materials (MC1846) in 2009.


Governor Sid McMath at 100

Governor Sid McMath at 100

Special Collections Hallway Exhibit | July, 2012 to February, 2013

This Special Collections exhibit features materials documenting the life of Arkansas's 34th Governor Sidney Sanders McMath.


Arkansas Heritage Month 2012 celebrates Arkansans at Work.

Arkansas Heritage Month 2012 celebrates Arkansans at Work.

Special Collections Display East, Mullins Library | May-October, 2012

Special Collections has created a new exhibit celebrating Arkansas Heritage Month 2012, on display in the Reading Room.


Hope and Despair

Hope and Despair

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | May-June, 2012

Marjorie Hunter's exhibit "Hope and Despair: FSA Photography in Arkansas during the Great Depression" is on display in the lobby area of Mullins Library in honor of Arkansas Heritage Month.


War and Reflection

War and Reflection

Reference Desk Glass Case, Mullins Library | May-August, 2012

This exhibit showcases rare books that relate to the historical themes of the American Civil War. The rare books holdings of the University of Arkansas Libraries Special Collections include more than 2,000 titles housed in the department because of their exceptional value, curiosity, or distinction.


Daisy Bates Exhibit

Daisy Bates Exhibit

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.


Jerry Taliaferro

Jerry Taliaferro

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.


Southeastern Indian Artists Association

Southeastern Indian Artists Association

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.


Congressman John Paul Hammerschmidt

Congressman John Paul Hammerschmidt

Walton Reading Room Display Case, Mullins Library | September-November, 2011

From Harrison to Hanoi, this exhibit explores the life of John Paul Hammerschmidt, including 13 terms in Congress, service in the Army Air Corps. and numerous awards and causes.


Sean Fitzgibbon

Sean Fitzgibbon

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | September-October, 2011

An exhibit of mixed media paintings explores concepts of mystery and perception by Fayetteville artist Sean Fitzgibbon.


Arkansas' 1st Miss America: Selections from the Donna Axum Papers

Arkansas' 1st Miss America: Selections from the Donna Axum Papers

Entrance Display Case, Mullins Library | September-December, 2011

This exhibit created by staff in the Special Collections celebrates one of the Department's notable recent acquisitions, the Donna Axum papers. The exhibit presents photographs and artifacts from Donna Axum Whitworth's time as a student at the University of Arkansas and as Miss Arkansas and Miss America.


George Francis Trapp

George Francis Trapp

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | July-August, 2011

An exhibit of intaglio prints made from the artist's sketchbook of travels in Europe.


Tibetan Photographs

Tibetan Photographs

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.


A collection of rare books from the Mary Hudgins Collection and Pathfinder-Porter Collections

A collection of rare books from the Mary Hudgins Collection and Pathfinder-Porter Collections

Special Collections Reading Room, Mullins Library | May, 2011 to May, 2012

Special Collections has assembled an exhibit of selections from the Library's rare book holdings. The exhibit presents examples from the Mary Hudgins Collection and the Pathfinder-Porter Collection.


Religion in Arkansas:  History and Heritage

Religion in Arkansas: History and Heritage

Special Collections Hallway Exhibit | May, 2011 to July, 2012

Exploring the diverse nature of religion in Arkansas, this exhibit illuminates the role religion has played in Arkansas history from the earliest settlement of several Protestant groups in the region.


Small Works on Paper

Small Works on Paper

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | March, 2011

The 24th annual Small Works on Paper exhibition stops at Mullins Library on its year-long tour of the state.


Ashworth Collection

Ashworth Collection

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.


HeLa Cells Images

HeLa Cells Images

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | September-October, 2010

To provide an introduction to HeLa cells, the One Book, One Community committee is hosting this display of photographs of HeLa cells in their various stages.


Arkansas Politics:  Rivalries and Conflict

Arkansas Politics: Rivalries and Conflict

Special Collections Hallway Exhibit | September-December, 2010

This exhibit from the University Libraries Special Collections Department features events and personalities, 1865-present.


Roads Less Traveled

Roads Less Traveled

Special Collections Display East, Mullins Library | May, 2010

Special Collections has put together a photo exhibit honoring the people of Arkansas, focusing on 1930's up through the 1950's.

William Grant Still

William Grant Still

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.


Diane Blair Papers

Diane Blair Papers

Walton Reading Room Display Case, Mullins Library | March-August, 2010

As part of the celebration marking the opening of the Diane Blair Papers, Special Collections has created an exhibit filled with mementos of her career as an educator, author, citizen, and friend.


Christy Young Portraits

Christy Young Portraits

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | March-April, 2010

In honor of Women's History Month, the University Libraries host an exhibit of portraits by Fayetteville artist Christy Young.


Delita Martin

Delita Martin

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.


Michael Riha

Michael Riha

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | November-December, 2009

University of Arkansas drama professor Michael J. Riha struggles with the idea of being labeled an "artist."


John Bell, Jr.

John Bell, Jr.

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | September-October, 2009

Turn of the century scenes, places, and activities are the focus of an exhibit of oil paintings and giclées titled "Scenes of Early Arkansas" by John Bell, Jr.


Amy Edgington

Amy Edgington

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | July-August, 2009

You've probably heard the phrase, "one man's trash is another man's treasure." Artist Amy Edgington takes that topsy-turvy view both literally and metaphorically in "Scissors, Paper, Cloth," an exhibit of her "found art" collages displayed in Mullins Library.


Charles Darwin Anniversary

Charles Darwin Anniversary

Entrance Display Case, Mullins Library | June, 2009 to April, 2010

2009 represented two important anniversaries in the history of science. Charles Darwin was born 200 years ago and his path breaking On the Origin of Species was published 150 years ago.


Linocuts by David E. Schendel

Linocuts by David E. Schendel

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | May-June, 2009

David E. Schendel (1961-2009) was born in Frankfurt, Germany, but grew up in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He attended the College of San Francisco, studying art and printmaking.


Picture Boxes by Ben Strawn

Picture Boxes by Ben Strawn

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | March-May, 2009

Viewing artist Ben Strawn's "Picture Boxes" exhibit in Mullins Library may provoke one to wonder what images drift through his dreams. The paintings are vivid and unusual enough to qualify for a first-rate dream state, the kind when all you can say after waking is "Wow."


Charles Criner

Charles Criner

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.


Highlights from the Collections

Highlights from the Collections

Special Collections Reading Room, Mullins Library | January, 2009 to April, 2010

A selection of images, artifacts, and publications from across the collections.


The Subjective History of a Tiger: Tony Tiger

The Subjective History of a Tiger: Tony Tiger

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.


Fine Arts Library: Michael Peven

Fine Arts Library: Michael Peven

Fine Arts Library | October-December, 2008

Michael Peven was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois where he attended the University of Illinois, Chicago for a AB in Design, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for an MFA in Photography/ Artist's Books. He has been employed at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, since 1977 where he directs the photography program and is a Professor of Art.


A Gentle Eye

A Gentle Eye

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | September-October, 2008

Some of the most outstanding soft-focus images of the early 20th century were created by Julius Herman Field (1869-1936), a noted photographer who lived in Fayetteville, Arkansas.


Craig E Nelson

Craig E Nelson

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | July-August, 2008

Faces tell a story. It follows, then, that many faces tell many stories.


Caretakers by John L. Newman

Caretakers by John L. Newman

Fine Arts Library | May-September, 2008

John L. Newman is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Arkansas, where he has taught since 1990.


Marilyn Nelson

Marilyn Nelson

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | May-June, 2008

One of the hallmarks of art that transcends the ordinary is a glimpse through an alternative way of seeing.


Edward Wade

Edward Wade

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.


George Hunt

George Hunt

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | January-February, 2008

George Hunt is an artist with a gift for seeing things differently than most people.


Kate Venus

Kate Venus

Walton Reading Room Display Case, Mullins Library | December, 2007 to February, 2008

An exhibit of pyroengraved lagenaria gourds by Fayetteville artist Kate Venus.


Fine Arts Library: Kristin Musgnug

Fine Arts Library: Kristin Musgnug

Fine Arts Library | December, 2007 to May, 2008

Kristin Musgnug is Associate Professor, Art Department, University of Arkansas.


Edward S. Curtis

Edward S. Curtis

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.


My America: Blues in Arkansas

My America: Blues in Arkansas

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.


Flights of the Imagination

Flights of the Imagination

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | September-October, 2007

"Flights of the Imagination," an exhibit of paintings, etchings, and lithographs in Mullins Library from the private collection of Tim and Connie Kral, tickles the fancy while treating the viewer to a survey of the evolution of modern art in the second half of the 20th century.


Faculty and Staff Art Exhibit

Faculty and Staff Art Exhibit

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | July-August, 2007

One of the wonderful things about working in the Libraries is the diversity among our colleagues.


The Path that Light Takes

The Path that Light Takes

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | April-June, 2007

Megan Chapman's exhibit of paintings entitled "The Path that Light Takes" offers a lesson in psychology--the calming influence of visual art.


Vernacular Architecture

Vernacular Architecture

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | March-April, 2007

Geoff Winningham was born March 4, 1943, in Jackson, Tennessee. He graduated with a B.A. degree in English from Rice University in Houston, Texas, in 1965.


Something for the Record

Something for the Record

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.


Raising the Standard: Bacone College

Raising the Standard: Bacone College

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.


Latourette

Latourette

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | August-October, 2006

Tim LaTourette knows a thing or two about art, a point that is admirably demonstrated in "Thing One" and "Thing Two," two of his etchings currently on display in Mullins Library.


“A Ouachita Portrait” - Monta Black Philpot

“A Ouachita Portrait” - Monta Black Philpot

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | June-August, 2006

A picture is said to be worth a thousand words, but to portrait artist Monta Black Philpot of Mena, Arkansas, a portrait is an opportunity to tell a person's story. In “A Ouachita Portrait,” currently showing in Mullins Library, Philpot tells the story of her home community, piece by piece and person by person.


Beauty and the Brush

Beauty and the Brush

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | May-June, 2006

“Beauty and the Brush” showcases art works that were created in the fifth annual Garvan Woodland Gardens plein-air painting event, held on April 3-5, 2006.


African-American Life in the Arkansas Delta

African-American Life in the Arkansas Delta

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.


“High Water', by John L. Newman

“High Water', by John L. Newman

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.


“Family Photo Album” by Bobby C. Martin

“Family Photo Album” by Bobby C. Martin

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | November-December, 2005

Bobby C. Martin's “Family Photo Album” is not your typical photo album, in part because Martin's family is not the typical American family and in part because Martin uses his considerable artistic talent to transform these personal images into haunting cultural symbols of Native American's assimilation into mainstream America.


“The Collective Russell Cothren'

“The Collective Russell Cothren'

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | July-August, 2005

The exhibit currently on display in Mullins Library demonstrates that UA photography editor Russell Cothren not only can shoot beautiful images, he also can print them in unusual and creative ways.


Celebrating the University of Arkansas Press

Celebrating the University of Arkansas Press

Special Collections Reading Room Display Case | June, 2005 to December, 2017

An exhibit of titles published by the Press from its establishment in 1980 to the present.


“Paradise Lost” - Paintings by Laura Terry

“Paradise Lost” - Paintings by Laura Terry

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | May-June, 2005

"I believe in ghosts," announces Laura Terry, assistant professor of architecture at the University of Arkansas. She is describing a series of paintings titled "Paradise Lost," now on display in Mullins Library. Terry says simply, "Ghosts tell their own version of the truth."


20th Century Modernes

20th Century Modernes

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | March-April, 2005

Avant-garde art movements of the early- to mid-twentieth century broke conventions and redefined what could be termed “art.” An exhibit of lithographs and etchings in Mullins Library from the collection of Tim and Connie Kral celebrates the pioneering spirit of those modern masters.


The Artistic Legacy of John Biggers

The Artistic Legacy of John Biggers

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.


Celebrating Native America

Celebrating Native America

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.


Oil and Clay  by Jean Collins and Cheryl Buell

Oil and Clay by Jean Collins and Cheryl Buell

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | November-December, 2004

The artistic output of Jean Collins and Cheryl Buell may not take the same form, but it originates in a similar impulse--the creation of art to explore the spiritual.


“Streams, Shores, and Artifacts” - Russ Guirl

“Streams, Shores, and Artifacts” - Russ Guirl

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | May-July, 2004

Artist Russ Guirl finds beauty in trees--in their arching trunks, their knobby cypress knees, and in the gleeful delight of their springtime foliage.

“Twilight Scenes

“Twilight Scenes"

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | March-May, 2004

An exhibit of dark watercolors created by local artist William Flanagan lure us across the invisible boundary between familiar and unseen worlds.


Drawings by Marjorie and Aj

Drawings by Marjorie and Aj

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | January-March, 2004

The University Libraries are proud to host an exhibit of drawings created by Marjorie Williams-Smith and Aj Smith, both professors of art at UALR. Viewing these works of artistic expression might well inspire one to admire the successful dynamics of marriage.


“Small Works” by Jacqueline Golden

“Small Works” by Jacqueline Golden

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | October-November, 2003

“Small Works' by Jaqueline Golden refers to the size of the pieces in the exhibit, not to their impact on the viewer.


Library Staff Exhibit, 2003

Library Staff Exhibit, 2003

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | July-August, 2003

This exhibit highlights the artistic talents of employees in the University Libraries.


WW1 Exhibit

WW1 Exhibit

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | May-June, 2003

In conjunction with the Libraries' Memorial Day event on May 14 relating to the home front during World War I, Doran Cart, curator of the Liberty Memorial Museum of Kansas City (the only national museum commemorating World War I), has mounted an exhibit in Mullins Library of World War I artifacts and other materials from the Liberty Memorial collections.


Watercolors by Norma Tomboulian

Watercolors by Norma Tomboulian

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | February-April, 2003

Norma Tomboulian was born in Lansing, Michigan, and raised in Ithaca, New York. She studied painting and sculpture at Cornell University and at the County Center in White Plains, New York.


Longley

Longley

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."


Steven Wise

Steven Wise

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library | October-November, 2002

Steven Wise paints landscapes of the American South, but he ignores the magnolia trees and one-lane roads draped with kudzu.