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

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Current & Recent Exhibits

At the border: An exhibition of artists’ work in response to the Partition of Punjab

September 2, 2019 — From September 1st to 30th, explore the meaning and practice of "heritage" in the Punjab, a linguistic and cultural region divided in 1947 between the two successor states to British colonial rule, Pakistan and India, and connects this heritage to Canada.

Photography exhibition brings diverse views about Vancouver’s DTES to the UBC community

July 18, 2019 — UBC Library has partnered with local non-profit 2 Paycheques Away to bring an exceptional and striking photography exhibit to two library locations.

A Queer Century, 1869-1969: A Rare Books Exhibition

July 4, 2019 — The exhibit, hosted in Rare Books & Special Collections located on Level 1 of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, will run until July 31, 2019.

Indigenous (Un)History Month Exhibition: RavenSpace – Digital Publishing in Indigenous Studies

May 28, 2019 — June is recognized as Aboriginal History Month but at UBC Library we hold a tradition of (Un)History Month — a celebration and acknowledgement of the importance of Indigenous Peoples – not only in history – but in the present and future. This collaborative exhibit showcases the first digital books to come from RavenSpace, a new […]

Across Enchanted Lands

March 11, 2019 — Across Enchanted Lands: Universal Motifs in Illustrated Fairy Tales is on display from March 1 through May 30, 2019. The exhibition is free and open to the public, and people of all ages are encouraged to attend.