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

Pertaining to a structure: a conversation in six parts

November 5, 2015 — On display on level 2 of the Irving k. Barber Learning Centre from November 2-30, 2015

Spotlight on The Illustrated Alice

October 8, 2015 — UBC Library is proud to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with a new exhibition featuring items from Rare Books and Special Collections’ Alice 100 collection.

“Con el Alma en las Manos” – The Popular Art of Guanajuato Exhibition

August 6, 2015 — "Con el Alma en las Manos" will be displayed at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre gallery (2nd floor foyer) as part of Mexico Fest 2015 from August 28 to September 30.

c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city

June 22, 2015 — Open to the public daily from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m., on Level 2 of the IKLBC, and will be on display until August 26.

In the Season of New Rice: an exhibition by Evelyn Nodwell

April 2, 2015 — April 16 - May 31, 2015 at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre


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