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Exhibitions & Events: Past Exhibitions

Music & Media

August 25, 2017 to October 1, 2017

Jack Kirby at 100 poster

"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.

Library Exhibit Gallery

January 31, 2017 to May 31, 2017

Japanese Family in the Poston Camp

On display along the walls in the Oviatt Library's Exhibit Gallery are posters from the CSU Japanese American Digitization Project. As a part of the project, fifteen CSU campuses worked together to digitize letters, photographs, newsletters, and other materials that document the experiences of those imprisoned in camps during the war.

Music & Media

March 28, 2016 to August 26, 2016

Painting of flowers on a porcelain plate

Dolly Chu is a renowned multimedia Chinese artist of China painting, watercolor, oil painting, pastels, colored pencil, calligraphy, acrylic, and Chinese brush painting and calligraphy. The award-winning artist has had many solo and group exhibits and has served as President of Porcelain Artists of California. Chu has taught China painting at Tzu Chi University Continuing Education Center for five years. She also regularly presents community seminars and workshops on Chinese Arts.

Library Gallery

February 1, 2016 to May 31, 2016

Curated by: Dr. Cedric Hackett and Theresa White with images from The Bradley Center

Music & Media

October 13, 2015 to May 31, 2016

Painting of Pink Flowers and Chinese Calligraphy

The College of Humanities and the China Institute are proud to present an exhibition in Music & Media at the Oviatt Library of artist Peng Xiu-juan's beutiful paintings and unique Chinese calligraphy.

Library Core Floors 2-4

November 18, 2014 to May 27, 2016

Read to Lead Poster

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.

Library Exhibit Gallery

February 1, 2016 to May 4, 2016

Pants and shoes featuring images of Bob Marley

In celebration of Black History Month, the Hallowed Grounds Exhibit entitled “Historicizin’ & Contemporizin’ the Black Aesthetic: Keeping the Legacy Alive” takes you on a unique journey into the Black experience, honoring the history and contemporary contributions of people of Black descent, whose experience is deeply embedded in the narrative of the American past, present and future.

February 1, 2016 to February 29, 2016

 Celebrate Black History Month at the Oviatt Library

Watch this page for details on Black History Month events and special exhibits throughout the month of February.

Library Exhibit Gallery

January 16, 2015 to December 23, 2015

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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.

Library Gallery

September 17, 2013 to December 19, 2014

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Collective social action movements have been a part of American life since the nation's earliest days whether spontaneous expressions of dissent or high-reaching attempts to change society. While protest movements are not an exclusively American phenomenon, our ability to express dissent has become a defining characteristic of our American identity, rights, and freedoms.