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.



Dedini: The Art of Humor
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
February 13 - May 22, 2016
For almost half a century, both The New Yorker and Playboy regularly published his work, which featured a unique blend of art and humor informed by his insatiable appetite and his love of fine art, jazz, wine, and life.

* This exhibit contains sexually explicit content that may be inappropriate for some audiences.



Berona Collection
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
February 13 – May 22, 2016.
Historian, librarian, and scholar, David Beronä’s collection is one of the most complete representations of the scope of wordless books. The material in this exhibit ranges from the groundbreaking early woodcut novels of Frans Masreel and Lynd Ward, to contemporary artists like Sue Coe and George Walker, as well as cartoonists such as Shaun Tan, Peter Kuper, and more – each harnessing the universal power of visual storytelling.


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.