Physical exhibits in the Library showcase Columbia College history and the work of faculty, staff, students, and alumni

"Trophy Case" by Maria Murczek

Art in the Library: Spring 2014

Opening Reception: Thursday April 3rd, 5pm - 7pm

Art in the Library provides an inviting setting to showcase the talent of our own community of student, faculty, staff, and alumni artists. Established in 2002, Art in the Library exhibits include works in all forms of visual arts: sculpture, painting, drawings, paper and book arts.

 Library, 3rd Floor North

Manifest History

April 21, 2014 - May 20, 2014

Explore the history of Manifest, Columbia's all day urban arts festival that has attracted thousands of attendees and presented hundreds of astounding events. The exhibit was curated by current Creative Writing student, Calley Nelson.

 Library, 3rd Floor East

The Aesthetics of Research

February 1, 2014 - May 20, 2014

While library use and research are integral to traditional scholarship, the role they play in artistic creation is very often overlooked. The Aesthetics of Research showcases how Columbia artists use library and research materials as foundation and inspiration for creative projects across all disciplines. By displaying both the finished work and bibliography, which generated that work, the selected pieces not only offer key insight into individual creative/scholarly process, but reinforce the place of research in artistic practice. Curated by members of the Library’s Access Services Department in conjunction with the College Archives, this exhibit will be the first in a series devoted to exploring the link between process and product and the role that libraries play in laying fertile ground for both.

 Library, 1st Floor

College Archives: Behind the Scenes

September 16, 2013 - May 20, 2014

Learn about the work College Archives staff performs to create access and highlight collection materials for research. Gain knowledge about material related to Columbia College Chicago and additional collections: photographers, political activists, radio show hosts, fashion directors, film and television studio producers, public speaking organizations, among others.
View the online exhibit!

 Library, 4th Floor