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The goal of the library exhibition program is to provide a space for student work and campus research to be shared with the community and that our exhibition program provides an opportunity to present stories, voices, and work that otherwise may not be able to be shared.

NASA Space Models Exhibit

Level 4 Special Collections

November 1st, 2022 – December 19th, 2022

The James C. Fletcher papers (1933-1992), cover Fletcher’s time as NASA Administrator from 1971-1977, and aspects of this professional life following his departure from NASA in the Carter Administration, and his return to NASA following the Challenger disaster in 1986. He also served as President of the University of Utah.

Items on display were selected from the James Chipman Fletcher Papers and Photographs (MS0202 and PO202).

Practicing Freedom at the U of U

Level 2 Display Cases

September 12th, 2022 – January 3rd, 2023

From a student bill of rights to organized protests and sit-ins, U of U students have practiced free speech and academic freedom rights in significant ways.

Some of the many layers of free speech and academic freedom can be seen in the original historical documents and photos displayed in this exhibition.

Printing Through the Pandemic

Level 1 & 4 Exhibition Spaces

Throughout the pandemic, for a myriad of reasons, many printers responded to print exchange invitations and others created artists’ books. This exhibition presents prints from a selection of print exchanges and recently purchased artists’ books from the Rare Books Collection, all produced in 2020-2021, and many in direct response to current issues.

Youth Art Activist Archive

The Youth Activist Art Archive (YAAA) highlights youth-created art that addresses a variety of important social issues. We celebrate the act of critically seeing the world and having the creativity to envision and campaign for change. This archive is the recognition of young artists (26 years old and younger), who are at the forefront of social movements and showcase the passion, hope, and resiliency needed to create sustainable changes in our world.

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