Art and Cultural Exhibits

Art and cultural exhibits at the Learning Centre are selected to delight and educate visitors — and reflect UBC’s mission to create exceptional learning environments and serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world.

 

Art Exhibitions

The Learning Centre hosts a rotating selection of interesting books, posters, print material and artifacts year-round. All of our exhibits are open to the public, so please come by for a visit.

 

Location: 

Level 2, Foyer

Opening Hours

 

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Current & Recent Exhibits


Aboriginal (Un)History Month 2017

June 6, 2017 — The fifth annual Aboriginal (Un)History Month exhibit is now on display at UBC Library’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Across the nation June is recognized as Aboriginal History Month, but the tradition of (Un)History Month is a celebration and acknowledgement of the importance of Indigenous Peoples – not only in history – but in the […]

Traces of Words exhibit

April 26, 2017 — May 1 - 31, 2017

Vancouver’s Pioneers of Print – The Roedde House Museum at IKBLC

April 3, 2017 — This exhibit takes place at IKBLC from April 1 to 28, 2017, as a collaboration between the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre’s Community Engagement & Programs Division and the Roedde House Museum.  A re-mounting of an earlier three-part exhibit on three families called Victorian Vancouver: Family Portraits, this exhibit illustrates how migrant families in early 20th century Vancouver fostered […]

CANADA’S MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOKS: The Alcuin Society’s 2015 Winners

March 6, 2017 — Every Spring since 1981, Vancouver’s Alcuin Society holds a national competition to select the country’s most beautiful books of the previous year. The winning books tour every province in Canada, and are also exhibited at the two major book fairs in Germany, in Frankfurt and Leipzig. As well, copies are donated to the Canadian Embassy […]

Double Exposure Japan-Canada: Missionary Photographs of Meiji-Taisho Japan

— Take a rare glimpse into Japan in the 1890s-1920s through the photographs taken by a Canadian missionary, John Cooper Robinson. We can only begin to understand Cooper Robinson’s photographs by overlaying both Canadian and Japanese historical contexts and perspectives. Join our symposium led by art historians and historians who specialize in Japan and Canada, to […]

 

Upcoming Exhibits


Exhibit TitleDate
Aboriginal Unhistory Month 2017June 1 to August 31, 2017
Mexico Fest 2017September 1 to September 30, 2017
UBC Colbeck Collection Anniversary Exhibition October 1 to December 31, 2017