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

Things That Go Bump in the Night by the Westcoast Calligraphy Society

September 4, 2016 — The Westcoast Calligraphy Society’s exhibition “Things That Go Bump in the Night” features a collection of spooky lettering displays that will be at the IKBLC from September 30th to October 27th. This exhibition theme is part of the society’s meeting about “Words on the Dark Side“. The exhibition shows framed pieces with spooky phrases written […]

Mexico Fest 2016: Mexiquense Popular Art

August 10, 2016 — September 1-30 | Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Level 2 | Mexiquense Popular Art | The Mexiquenses Artisans are renowned as popular artists of profound sensibility and creativity that, despite the passing of time and external influences, have kept in their products the distinctive characteristics and cosmology of the five ethnic groups of the state: Matlazincas, Mazahuas, Otomíes, Nahuas y Tlahuicas. It is a cultural heritage that a significant number of mexiquenses strive to preserve and spread.

Aboriginal (Un)History Month 2016

June 4, 2016 — June is Aboriginal (Un)History Month! The “un” in “Aboriginal (Un)History Month” represents the continuing importance and relevance of Aboriginal peoples in Canada and around the world. Join us in June on the main floor of UBC’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, located on unceded Musqueam territory, for this year’s Aboriginal (Un)History Month exhibit. This year’s […]

Beyond the Cap and Gown

May 4, 2016 —   An exhibit curated by the students of ANTH 431/518 “Museum Methods”. Now on at Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Floor 2. This student-produced exhibition considers UBC student clothing, the contexts in which students dress, and their diverse self-expressions. We explore UBC student clothing through a range of themes. We look at: The history of […]

It’s About Time: A Retrospective of Asian Presence at UBC (May 3-31, 2016)

April 25, 2016 — May 3-31, 2016 | Level 2 of Irving K. Barber Learning Centre | To commemorate UBC's Centennial, the Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program invites you to celebrate 100 years of Asian communities at UBC.