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.
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Exhibitions & Events: Past Exhibitions
June 21, 2010 to August 13, 2010
April 19, 2010 to June 12, 2010
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.
February 8, 2010 to April 1, 2010
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
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.
May 13, 2009 to August 11, 2009
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 on enemies, send signals, divine the weather, explore the atmosphere, photograph the earth, tow boats, advertise products, acted as targets for bomb drops and to lift men and women into the wind.
Library Exhibit Gallery
September 22, 2008 to August 2, 2009
California State University, Northridge/San Fernando Valley State College are at the half century mark.
April 3, 2009 to May 6, 2009
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.
February 2, 2009 to March 13, 2009
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.
October 20, 2008 to December 19, 2008
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.
June 12, 2008 to August 6, 2008
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.