Exhibits at the Libraries
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.
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.
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.
Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library
This sculpture, “The Enchantment,” was created by Viterbo in 1942 and was shown in New York at the Sculptors Guild Annual Show in the Argent Galleries in 1950. Images of the sculpture from that show appeared in The New York Times and The Art Digest, where it was described as making “cleaner use of bronze to express simple convex and concave sculptural volumes” (Art Digest, April 1, 1950: page 9). “The Enchantment” was purchased by Marie Wilson Howells and donated to the University of Arkansas in 1956.
East Staircase, Mullins Library
Anita Huffington presented this alabaster sculpture titled Rebirth to the University of Arkansas Libraries in memory of her daughter Lisa Huffington Duque, formerly a student at the University, who was killed by a drunk driver in 1982.
Works by Stephen Chism, a librarian and Library faculty member, are located throughout Mullins Library.
West Entrance Foyer, Mullins Library
The bronze bust of Dr. David W. Mullins, the University's 14th president, was unveiled at a ceremony officially marking the change of the name of the University Library to the David W. Mullins Library on November 21, 1975. The name was changed by action of the Board of Trustees after Mullins' retirement as president of the university (1960-1974). The life-size bust was sculpted in the lost wax process by Subrata Lahiri, assistant professor of art.
Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library
These two sculptures were donated to the Libraries by Myron Brody in honor of his wife, Senta Brody. “Sentascape #1” is composed of American red granite. “Sentascape #2” is made from Arkansas limestone and Brazilian black granite.
Level 4, Graduate Study Area, Room 401, Mullins Library
Dombek donated two paintings to the University of Arkansas Libraries. He donated “Someone's Knocking,” a painting from his Crates series, his master's thesis project, in 1977, and “Medal of Honor,” a watercolor from his Ozark Portrait series, in 2008.
Each year, Provost Sharon Gaber honors faculty who have been granted tenure and/or promotion with a reception in the Walton Reading Room of Mullins Library. As part of that event, faculty members who are being honored are asked to select a book that has been influential in their lives or careers.
Browse images, documents, and more covering topics from apples to the University of Arkansas and all points in between.
Did you miss an exhibit? Want to revisit some of your favorite works of art you've seen in Mullins Library? Browse selected works from previous exhibits online.