Exhibits and Displays

Where and When
(all exhibits are located in the library unless noted otherwise)

Art from the Ashes: Finding Light in the Shadow of the Shoah Featuring the work of Helene Fischman. In this exhibit Fischman's artwork--produced during "residencies" in former Nazi concentration camps--is an homage to those lives lost in the Shoah, to the towns and shtetls that disappeared, and also a tribute to an undying optimism inherent in those who held on to life in the face of unfathomable horrors.  The exhibition will pair Fischman’s work with original WWII-era publications preserved in the UWM Libraries’ Special Collections as a physical manifestation of art rising from the remnants of the past.

Fourth Floor Exhibition Gallery
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F
February 17 - May 30, 2014

Geek the Book: Recycled Book Art Artist's books and sculptures created by UWM students, including the winners of this year's Geek the Book contest.

Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons
March 5 - April 10, 2014

Mexico An exhibit about Mexico, focusing particularly on the state of Oaxaca where the AGS Library’s rare 17th century Mexican document, the Ixtepeji Scroll, is from.   Books, maps and atlases, all from the AGS Library and dating from the 16th century to the present,  are on display.

American Geographical Society Library
Third Floor, East Wing
April 10 - June 20, 2014

“PLAY BALL!!!" Drawings depicting our national pastime by Al Rainovic (1922-1992), a Milwaukee-based sports artist, c, 1950-75, including images of Milwaukee Braves outfielder Henry Aaron and pitcher Warren Spahn. All drawings are from the Archives’ Albert Rainovic Papers (UWM Manuscript Collection 43).

Exhibition Case Outside of Archives, Room W250
Second Floor, West Wing
April 1 - May 31, 2014

Photographers of the American West Exhibit focuses on 19th-century photographers and their images of the westward expansion, with emphasis on photos held in the collections of the American Geographical Society Library.

Exhibition Cases Outside of E159
First Floor, East Wing
Through February 1, 2014


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