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

All About Oscar

Apr 30, 2024 — All About Oscar is an exhibit about 1940/50s businessman, Oscar Blanck. The photos are on display in Ike’s Café in the Ike Barber Learning Centre Spring 2024.

Celebrate Indigenous People’s Day

Jun 17, 2022 — Join Xwi7xwa Library on Tuesday, June 21st from 10-3 on Level 2 of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre to celebrate Indigenous People's Day.

Generations Lost: Healing the Legacy of Residential Schools

Oct 01, 2021 — The Faculty of Education is honoured to host two groundbreaking exhibits on the residential school system. The exhibits are presented in partnership with UBC Library and will be on display in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre from September 30th to October 29th.

The Wild Ride: In and Out of Years and Over a Century of Picturebooks

Mar 10, 2020 — The Wild Ride: In and Out of Years and Over a Century of Picturebooks is a chronological look at the evolution of the picturebook, one of the important literary art forms to emerge from the 20th Century. This exhibit is on display in IKBLC on the Level 2 foyer from March 4 through May 30, 2020.

Experiencing the Holocaust, Sharing Memories: The UBC Community Reading and Witnessing Auschwitz

Jan 27, 2020 — The UBC Library exhibition explores the stories of the men and women who collected, recorded and brought forth evidence of the atrocities of Auschwitz, giving testimony of the events that took place there. The exhibit runs until February 28 on Level 2 of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.