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Exhibitions & Events: Past Exhibitions

Library Lobby

April 22, 2011 to August 22, 2011

watercolor by Dolores Yonker

Curated by students enrolled in the CSUN Department of Anthropology’s Spring 2011 Museum Anthropology course, this exhibition highlights artworks donated to the Oviatt Library Special Collections by CSUN Emeritus Professor of Art Dolores M. Yonker (1926 – 2008). An art historian, artist and hounsi kanzo, or Vodou initiate, who traveled frequently to Haiti, Yonker not only assembled a fine collection of Haitian art but also created a striking series of pen and ink vignettes of life in that county. Her captivating drawings and vivid, first-person journal accounts well illustrate her abiding respect and appreciation for this widely misunderstood nation and offer a unique opportunity for viewers to see Haiti as she did.

C.K. and Teresa Tseng Exhibit Gallery

October 19, 2010 to July 22, 2011

One of a Kind: Celebrating Thirty-seven Years of Special Collections

For this exhibition, marking the thirty-seventh anniversary of the Library’s Special Collections, we have searched the vault for those one-of-a-kind pieces that have never or seldom been on display.  Here is your chance to see unique books, letters, costumes, maps, sculptures, paintings, engravings and manuscripts.

Library Lobby

February 9, 2011 to March 24, 2011

Obatala, creator deity

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.”

Library Lobby

November 1, 2010 to January 29, 2011

Richard Fish / photographer

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, House and Garden, the Chicago Sun-times Magazine, TV Guide and many others.

Library Lobby

August 18, 2010 to December 22, 2010

A Curious Spectrum: Exploring Autism

Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time offers 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. It also provides a context for protagonist Christopher’s adventures in and around London.

C.K. and Teresa Tseng Exhibit Gallery

September 8, 2009 to August 31, 2010

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

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 Sullivan Collection with its Peter Goffin posters, music scores, Bab Ballad books, theater programs, advertising cards, and other ephemera produced for fans of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Curated by Tony Gardner.

Library Lobby

June 21, 2010 to August 13, 2010

Floating on Air – Kite Exhibition

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.

Library Lobby

April 19, 2010 to June 12, 2010

Bindings and Books from the Guild of Bookworkers

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.

Library Lobby

February 8, 2010 to April 1, 2010

Cal State Northridge: Working toward a Sustainable Future

How is CSU, Northridge saving electricity plus creating energy? How are our recycling and water saving efforts contributing to a more sustainable campus?

Music & Media

December 23, 2009

The Soloist and the Art of the Cello

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.