Exhibits at the Libraries

Current Exhibits


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.

Permanent Exhibits


“Enchantment” by Dario Viterbo

“Enchantment” by Dario Viterbo

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.


Rebirth

Rebirth

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

Works by Stephen Chism

Mullins Library

Works by Stephen Chism, a librarian and Library faculty member, are located throughout Mullins Library.


Dr. David W. Mullins, bust by Subrata Lahiri

Dr. David W. Mullins, bust by Subrata Lahiri

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.


Sculptures by Myron Brody

Sculptures by Myron Brody

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.


Watercolors by George Dombek

Watercolors by George Dombek

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.

Online Exhibits

Tag cloud of Faculty Tenure and Promotion Book Selections

Faculty Tenure and Promotion Books

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.


Vol Waker Hall at night; from the Digital Exhibit "Fine Lines"

Digital Collections

Browse images, documents, and more covering topics from apples to the University of Arkansas and all points in between.


Roger's Rec by Daniel Kerlin

Past Art Exhibits

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.

Art Exhibit Policies