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

2018 New Acquisitions

January 8, 2019 — To kick off 2019, UBC’s Music Art and Architecture Library and Rare Books and Special Collections are celebrating the year that was with a selection of 2018 new acquisitions. This exhibit is currently on display in the foyer of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre until February 27, 2019. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

A Millennium Of Mayan Textiles In Chiapas

November 16, 2018 — View Mayan Textiles from Chiapas in the Irving K. Barber Foyer from November 9th to December 18th, 2018.

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre 10th Anniversary Exhibitions

October 1, 2018 — Join us in looking back at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre's past 10 years from August 27 through October 30, 2018 in the IKBLC Level 2 foyer and in Rare Books and Special Collections.

Culture at the Centre

June 19, 2018 — Date: June 15 to August 15, 2018. Location: UBC Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Level 2 Foyer (1961 East Mall) (map) Hours: Same as the IKBLC building hours (see hours)

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.