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.



Level 2, Foyer

Opening Hours


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Current & Recent Exhibits

Once Upon a Pop-up

April 11, 2018 — Once Upon a Pop-up is on display on level 1 (RBSC reading room) and level 2 (main foyer) of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre from April 11 through May 31, 2018.

Nuxalk Radio: One Nation, Many Voices

March 6, 2018 — Date: March 1 to April 3, 2018 Location: UBC Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Level 2 Foyer (1961 East Mall) (map) Hours: same as the IKBLC building hours (see hours)   Indigenous community radio is a powerful tool. In this exhibition, UBC museum anthropology students worked with Nuxalk Radio in their mission to “Broadcasting the Laws […]

What’s Old is New Again

January 19, 2018 — Presented by Rare Books and Special Collections at UBC Library, please visit this free exhibition at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre from January 16 to February 13, 2018

Colbeck Collection exhibition: An Unmatched Devotion

October 26, 2017 — Rare Books and Special Collections at UBC Library is delighted to announce a new exhibition: “An Unmatched Devotion”: A 50th Anniversary Exhibition for UBC’s Norman Colbeck Collection of Nineteenth-Century and Edwardian Poetry and Belles Lettres.

MexicoFest: Magic Hands

September 8, 2017 — Presented by MexicoFest, we invite all art enthusiasts to attend this free exhibition at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre on Mexican Popular Art objects from September 1 to October 12, 2017.


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