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


A Season for Friendly Meetings: Exploring Jane Austen’s Influences and Legacy

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 […]

Ever Austen: Literary Timelessness in the Regency Period

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 […]

The Resonance Prism: Canadian Graphic Scores of the 21st Century

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 […]

Things That Go Bump in the Night by the Westcoast Calligraphy Society

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 […]

Mexico Fest 2016: Mexiquense Popular Art

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.

 

Upcoming Exhibits


Exhibit TitleDate
Jane Austen ExhibitionJanuary 1 to February 28, 2017
AAUP Book, Jacket, and Alcuin Book DesignMarch 1 to 31, 2017
A History of Bookbinding April 1 to April 30, 2017
Traces of WordsMay 1 to May 31, 2017
Aboriginal Unhistory Month 2017June 1 to July 31, 2017
Mexico Fest 2017September 1 to September 30, 2017
UBC Colbeck Collection Anniversary Exhibition October 1 to December 31, 2017