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Celebrating Black History – Cultural Competence: 21st Century Consciousness

February 9 – March 24, 2011
Library Lobby

The exhibit commemorates the legacy of Black History Month and was created by CSUN students for what they describe as “our beautiful, multi-culturally diverse CSUN community.”
The exhibit highlights those parts of American History that are often overlooked, such as: Activism in Education, Activism in Street/Urban Poetry, teachings of Pan [...]

Richard Fish / photographer

November 1, 2010- January 29, 2011
Library Lobby

In this exhibition, we are highlighting the work of Richard Fish (1919-2005), an accomplished photographer whose archive has been donated to the Oviatt Library by Marie Fish, his widow.  Fish was a prolific contributor of photographs and articles to such publications as the Los Angeles Times, Sunset magazine, [...]

A Curious Spectrum: Exploring Autism

Exhibit at the Oviatt Library Lobby, Fall semester 2010
Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Timeoffers a young autistic boy’s unique perspective on everyday life as he tackles a canine murder mystery in suburban London. This exhibit examines autism and showcases individuals who have successfully overcome personal challenges with their extraordinary abilities. [...]

Floating on Air – Kite Exhibition

June 21 – August 13, 2010
Oviatt Library Lobby

Come explore the fascinating history and artistry of kites. Experience the feeling of flight with a riot of vibrant and colorful kites hung from the ceiling of the Oviatt Library’s Lobby.
This Exhibition brings together a celebration of one of the world’s most enduring inventions and pastimes—Kites and Kite [...]

Bindings and Books from the Guild of Bookworkers

April 19 – June 12, Library Lobby
The display showcases Bindings created by the members of the Guild of Bookworkers. The exhibit includes Botanica Magnifica (2009) by binder and artist Tini Miura. This exquisite book bound in morocco goat leather features thirty-three images of rare or extinct flowers and plants.

“Now Give Three Cheers” The Timeless Magic of Gilbert and Sullivan

September 8, 2009 – August 31, 2010
C.K. and Teresa Tseng Gallery
Gilbert and Sullivan operas have been enjoyed by countless theater goers since they were first performed over 100 years ago. Their characters and music continue on in our culture in many ways. Come join us and be entranced by the David Trutt Gilbert and [...]

Cal State Northridge: Working toward a Sustainable Future

February 8 – April 1
Library Lobby

How is CSU, Northridge saving electricity plus creating energy? How are our recycling and water saving efforts contributing to a more sustainable campus?
Come to the Oviatt Library lobby to see a fascinating exhibit created by the CSU, Northridge Institute for Sustainability. Displays highlight the new campus “rain forest,” water and [...]

The Soloist and the Art of the Cello

Ongoing through December 23, 2009
Oviatt Library, Music & Media Wing, 2nd floor

Supporting CSUN’s Common Reading Program, this exhibit illustrates passages from Steve Lopez’s account of passion and courage in The Soloist, plus highlights contemporary master cellists and explores the anatomy of the cello.

Fifty and Fabulous


California State University, Northridge/San Fernando Valley State College at the half century mark
Sept. 22, 2008–Aug. 02, 2009
C.K. and Teresa Tseng Gallery

Join us for an exhibition of our history from 1958 to 2008 which looks at the establishment of the campus, student life, athletics, homecomings, student housing, the rise of protests in the 1960s, even [...]

Painting the Sky with Kites

May 13 – Aug. 11, 2009
Oviatt Library Lobby

This exhibition brings together a celebration of one of the world’s most enduring inventions and pastimes—kites and kite flying. From the Chinese Han dynasty through today’s space age, kites made of leaves, paper, silk, plastic, fabric, mylar, bamboo and graphite have been used to catch fish, spy [...]