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.
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.
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Current & Recent Exhibits
January 23, 2017 — In coordination with our current exhibition Ever Austen: Literary Timelessness in the Regency Period, Rare Books and Special Collections is delighted to host a special Austen-themed panel discussion. We’re delighted to be joined by scholars from both UBC and SFU for this fascinating discussion on and celebration of Jane Austen, in honour of the 200th […]
December 14, 2016 — 2017 marks the bicentennial of Jane Austen’s death, an author who has left an ever-lasting literary legacy that continually influences popular culture across time. In celebration of this legacy, Rare Books and Special Collections at UBC Library is delighted to present “Ever Austen: Literary Timelessness in the Regency Period.” This exhibition not only […]
November 1, 2016 — Canadian composer Howard Bashaw’s sound-art performance installation The Resonance Prism was premiered in 2014 in a concert event entitled Sound Space Architecture in the University of British Columbia’s Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability. Performers were required to both realize the specific material presented in the score and generate imaginative, inspired improvisations. The chosen venue […]
September 4, 2016 — The Westcoast Calligraphy Society’s exhibition “Things That Go Bump in the Night” features a collection of spooky lettering displays that will be at the IKBLC from September 30th to October 27th. This exhibition theme is part of the society’s meeting about “Words on the Dark Side“. The exhibition shows framed pieces with spooky phrases written […]
August 10, 2016 — September 1-30 | Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Level 2 | Mexiquense Popular Art | The Mexiquenses Artisans are renowned as popular artists of profound sensibility and creativity that, despite the passing of time and external influences, have kept in their products the distinctive characteristics and cosmology of the five ethnic groups of the state: Matlazincas, Mazahuas, Otomíes, Nahuas y Tlahuicas. It is a cultural heritage that a significant number of mexiquenses strive to preserve and spread.
|Jane Austen Exhibition||January 1 to February 28, 2017|
|AAUP Book, Jacket, and Alcuin Book Design||March 1 to 31, 2017|
|A History of Bookbinding||April 1 to April 30, 2017|
|Traces of Words||May 1 to May 31, 2017|
|Aboriginal Unhistory Month 2017||June 1 to July 31, 2017|
|Mexico Fest 2017||September 1 to September 30, 2017|
|UBC Colbeck Collection Anniversary Exhibition||October 1 to December 31, 2017|