Exhibitions and Events

Past Exhibitions

  • Jack Kirby @ 100: A Centennial Exhibit

    Music & Media

    August 25, 2017 to October 1, 2017

    "Jack Kirby @ 100," an exhibit of comic books and prints at the Oviatt Library, commemorates the centenary of the famed artist known for co-creating the Marvel Universe.

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  • California's Call: The Lure and Lore of the Golden State

    Library Exhibit Gallery

    January 16, 2015 to December 23, 2015

    From the United States' earliest days the American West was lauded as a land of uncharted opportunity, with westward expansion the nation's ultimate destiny. California's mid-19th-century Gold Rush helped engender the myth of the state's endless possibilities. Late-19th-century descriptions of California as the "Land of Promise" and "Golden State" serve as further evidence of California's mythos and role in the American psyche as a place of affluence and growth.

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  • Read to Lead

    Library Core Floors 2-4

    November 18, 2014 to May 27, 2016

    Read to Lead, a partnership between the Oviatt Library and CSUN Athletics, highlights the reading habits of CSUN leaders.  An important part of this exhibit includes each leader talking about a book that has influenced his or her life and career.   This exhibit sends the powerful message to the CSUN community that books and reading be an influential force in personal and career development, in building relationships, and in developing leadership qualities and opportunities.

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  • Fantastic and Strange: Reflections of Self in Science Fiction Literature

    Library Exhibit Gallery

    September 18, 2012 to July 26, 2013

    Science fiction literature, one of the most popular and entertaining genres in modern fiction, has been read and loved by children and adults for decades. From the earliest pulp publications to modern masterpieces, science fiction short stories and novels have often functioned as a lens through which we express our sense of wonder, marvel at the possibilities of new technologies, and engage in our wildest imaginings.

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