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Exhibitions & Events: Past Exhibitions

Library Lobby

April 3, 2009 to May 6, 2009

 Emergency Preparedness – Past, Present and Future CERT CSUN

Personal preparedness is your best defense in a disaster and that is why the CSUN CERT Council has put together an exhibition in the Oviatt Library on Emergency Preparedness. This exhibit was put together to showcase remembering past disasters– reviewing present ones and preparing for the future in the world of emergency preparedness.  Also incorporated is the emergency preparedness cycle of hazard mitigation, preparedness, planning, response and recovery.

Library Lobby

February 2, 2009 to March 13, 2009

Charles Darwin and the Study of Evolution

Naturalist Charles Darwin had a momentous impact on the sciences and humanities. The exhibit honored the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species and the bicentennial of Darwin’s birth.  In a cooperative venture with several CSUN colleges, the exhibit explored Darwin’s work and the study of evolution.

Library Lobby

October 20, 2008 to December 19, 2008

We, the People: A Retrospective Look on Elections

The latest Oviatt Library Lobby Exhibit featured a snapshot of democracy in action. As visitors entered the lobby, they were surrounded by images, hung from the ceiling, of presidents from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush — an invitation to experience the exhibit and the political process this election season.

Library Lobby

June 12, 2008 to August 6, 2008

Celebrate the Sky!

Throughout the world, kites have served as toys, cultural and religious symbols, artworks, tools of war, and instruments of science and technology. While materials and designs have changed over the years, kites have endured as devices with many applications and meanings.

C.K. and Teresa Tseng Exhibit Gallery

February 1, 2008 to August 1, 2008

Wish You Were Here

Since antiquity, curiosity about the known world has compelled the adventurous to travel. Over time they have set out by foot, carriage, ship, and train to reach their destinations. Their own travel accounts guided others who followed. This exhibition from the Oviatt Library’s collections gathered travel accounts, guide books and other tourist literature from the time of the ancient Greeks through the early 20th century.

Library Lobby

April 10, 2008 to May 22, 2008

Hand Bookbinders of California

The Hand Bookbinders of California celebrated their 35th anniversary with an exhibition of members’ hand-bound books in the lobby of the Oviatt Library. The show featured the work of professional bookbinders, as well as amateurs and students of the art and craft of hand bookbinding. Examples from finely gold-tooled leather bindings to avant-garde artist’s books, and innovative designs that range from the traditional to the unexpected were on display.

Library Lobby

February 22, 2008 to April 8, 2008

Scottish American Heritage

The influence of Scottish ancestry is woven deeply into the fabric of America. Many of the founding fathers of our country were of Scottish ancestry. The Scots as well as the Irish fled political oppression, poverty, and starvation to come to the new world of America. From within these ranks of impoverished immigrants came some of America’s most innovative industrialists, teachers, inventors, naturalists and artists. The people of Scotland continue today to enrich our American culture.

Library Lobby

October 15, 2007 to November 23, 2007

Latino Archives

The Oviatt Library celebrates the end of its five-year, $1.6 million U.S. Department of Education Title V Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Program grant by presenting an exhibition October 15 through November 23, 2007 entitled, Found Treasures: Latino Archives Supported by the Hispanic Serving Institutions Grant. Curated by Robert Marshall, Head Archivist, and Dr. Karin Durán, Chicana/o Studies Librarian, the exhibit is located in the lobby of the Oviatt Library.