Exhibits at the Libraries

Rotating Exhibits

KUAF at 30 logo.

KUAF 91.3: 30 Years as National Public Radio Affiliate

Walton Reading Room Display Case, Mullins Library (11/1/2015 — 2/28/2016)

The University Libraries and Special Collections join KUAF in celebrating 30 years on the air as a public radio station in this exhibit of artifacts from the decades of broadcasting and archival photographs and documents....    More...

Razorback linemen shaking hands.

Hit That Line! Over 120 Years of Arkansas Football

Reference Desk Glass Case, Mullins Library (11/1/2015 — 3/30/2016)

This exhibit from Special Collections explores long football traditions at the University of Arkansas through photographs, University publications, and preserved memorabilia....    More...

Emma Dusenbury and daughter on poster for folk music exhibit.

“A Tune Caused the Valley to Ring”: Remembering Arkansas Folksongs, Musicians, and Collectors

Special Collections Hallway Display Case 1 (6/24/2015 — 2/28/2016)

Special Collections showcases the musicians and folklorists who collected and created the folk music of the Arkansas. Through photographs, song transcriptions, rare books, and records, the exhibit offers a sample of the rich traditions of folk music...    More...

Tomcats and Trollops Artist Book.

Artists’ Books: Reinventing the Ancient Art

Special Collections Display West, Mullins Library (5/1/2015 — 12/31/2016)

Expanding the definition of both the book and rare book, artists' books are meticulously crafted, often beautiful, and sometimes challenging uses of text and material. This exhibit of artists' books in Special Collections highlights recent...    More...

Monte Ne Bridge, a lost Arkansas landscape.

Arkansas Landscapes: Lost and Imagined

Special Collections Reading Room Display Case (5/1/2015 — 12/31/2015)

In celebration Arkansas Heritage Month 2015, Special Collections presents an exhibit images, rare books, and documents showing Arkansas places that have disappeared, were never realized as they were planned, or have evolved in unexpected ways....    More...

Japanese American Internee breaking ground for a garden at Rohwer.

Internment and Heroism: Images of Japanese Americans during World War II from Special Collections

Special Collections Hallway Gallery (5/15/2014 — 5/15/2016)

During World War II, more than 20,000 Japanese Americans were involuntarily interned in camps in Arkansas under the War Relocation Authority. Images such as those included here, as well as government documents, camp newsletters, school yearbooks,...    More...

Our Own Sweet Sounds by Robert Cochran

Celebrating the University of Arkansas Press

Special Collections Reading Room Display Case (6/15/2005 — )

An exhibit of titles published by the Press from its establishment in 1980 to the present....    More...

Permanent Exhibits

The Enchantment (sculpture by Dario Viterbo)

“Enchantment” by Dario Viterbo

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library

This sculpture, “The Enchantment,” was created by Viterbo in 1942 and was shown in New York at the Sculptors Guild Annual Show in the Argent Galleries in 1950. Images of the sculpture from that show appeared in The New York Times and...    More...

Dr. David W. Mullins, bust by Subrata Lahiri

Dr. David W. Mullins, bust by Subrata Lahiri

West Entrance Foyer, Mullins Library

The bronze bust of Dr. David W. Mullins, the University's 14th president, was unveiled at a ceremony officially marking the change of the name of the University Library to the David W. Mullins Library on November 21, 1975. The name was changed by

REBIRTH by Anita Huffington

Sculpture by Anita Huffington

East Staircase, Mullins Library

Anita Huffington presented this alabaster sculpture titled Rebirth to the University of Arkansas Libraries in memory of her daughter Lisa Huffington Duque, formerly a student at the University, who was killed by a drunk driver in 1982....    More...

Sentascape #1 by Myron Brody

Sculptures by Myron Brody

Main Lobby Area, Mullins Library

These two sculptures were donated to the Libraries by Myron Brody in honor of his wife, Senta Brody. “Sentascape #1” is composed of American red granite. “Sentascape #2” is made from Arkansas limestone and Brazilian black granite....    More...

SOMEONE KNOCKING by George Dombek (Level 3 West, Mullins Library)

Watercolors by George Dombek

Level 4, Graduate Study Area, Room 401, Mullins Library

Dombek donated two paintings to the University of Arkansas Libraries. He donated “Someone’s Knocking,” a painting from his Crates series, his master’s thesis project, in 1977, and “Medal of Honor,” a watercolor from his Ozark Portrait...    More...

Committee of Three by Steven Chism

Works by Stephen Chism

South-west Corridor, Lobby Level, Mullins Library

A permanent exhibit of art works by Stephen Chism, a librarian and Library faculty member, is located on the south end of the west lobby in Mullins Library....    More...

Online Exhibits

Tag cloud of Faculty Tenure and Promotion Book Selections

Faculty Tenure and Promotion Books


Each year, Provost Sharon Gaber honors faculty who have been granted tenure and/or  promotion with a reception in the Walton Reading Room of Mullins Library. As part of that event, faculty members who are being honored are asked to select a book that has been influential in their lives or careers. More...

Vol Waker Hall at night; from the Digital Exhibit "Fine Lines"

Digital Collections


Browse images, documents, and more covering topics from apples to the University of Arkansas and all points in between. More...

Roger's Rec by Daniel Kerlin

Past Art Exhibits


Did you miss an exhibit? Want to revisit some of your favorite works of art you've seen in Mullins Library? Browse selected works from previous exhibits online. More...

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