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


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 […]

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 […]

 

Upcoming Exhibits


Exhibit TitleDate
Traces of WordsMay 1 to May 31, 2017
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