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

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.

Aboriginal (Un)History Month 2017

June 6, 2017 — The fifth annual Aboriginal (Un)History Month exhibit is now on display at UBC Library’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Across the nation June is recognized as Aboriginal History Month, but the tradition of (Un)History Month is a celebration and acknowledgement of the importance of Indigenous Peoples – not only in history – but in the […]

Traces of Words exhibit

April 26, 2017 — May 1 - 31, 2017