Current Exhibits/Events


Dancing in the Streets: Carnival from Britain, Brazil, and Beyond.
Thompson Library Gallery
January 13 - April 24, 2016
This exhibit looks at Carnival as a cultural expression of enslaved people and their descendants, who transformed the festival into an event that defines and tells the history of each place.

Seeing the Great War

Seeing the Great War
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, 
July 20 - January 24, 2016
This exhibit explores the power of images generated during World War I, through the work of James Montgomery Flagg, Bud Fisher, Billy Ireland, Percy Crosby, Nell Brinkley, Frederick Burr Opper, Louis Raemaekers, and others.


What Fools These Mortals Be! The Story of Puck
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, 
July 20 - January 24, 2016
Discover the history and highlights of Puck, America’s first and most influential humor magazine of color political cartoons. This show presents some of Puck‘s greatest cartoons featuring politicians, personalities, and issues that dominated its forty years of publication.

Digital Exhibits

poster image for exhibit - civil rights march

Remembering the Act: Archival Reflections on Civil Rights
This exhibit reflects on the 1964 Civil Rights Act by recounting the political, historical, and cultural aspects of the struggle for civil rights through the lens of the OSUL Special Collections.