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Events & Exhibits

EXHIBIT | THE MEDIUM IS THE MESSAGE

Mar 18, 2024 – Sep 19, 2024

Allen Library South – Special Collections Reading Room from 10am – 4:45pm Monday through Friday

Explore the relationship between the graphic novel and the potency with which they tell stories of identity, memory, and culture through this UW Libraries Special Collections Spring/Summer exhibit. We hope to see you there! Details here

EXHIBIT | CHINESE CHARACTERS ACROSS ASIA: TEXT AND BOOK DISPLAY

Apr 10, 2024 – June 7, 2024

Tateuchi East Asia Library

This exhibit showcases texts and books that UW Department of Language and Literature Professor Zev Handel used in his research on the adoption and adaptation of Chinese scripts in modern-day Korea, Japan, and Vietnam. More Information

EXHIBIT | PERSEPOLIS FILM SCREENING

Thurs, Apr 18, 2024 at 5pm-8pm

Allen Library – Allen Auditorium

Join Special Collections for this screening inspired by the 20th anniversary of Persepolis’ print publication. The exhibit brings together four primary graphic novels that launched the medium into the public consciousness. Snacks provided outside the auditorium before and after the film screening. More Information

EXHIBIT | SPECIAL COLLECTIONS BOOK CLUB: CITIZEN 13660 BY MINÉ OKUBO

Wed, May 15, 2024 at 5pm-6:30pm

Suzzallo Library – Special Collections Classroom

In conjunction with the Spring/Summer Reading Room exhibit, Special Collections is hosting a series of book club meetings to discuss the primary texts of the exhibit in more detail. Join us in the Special Collections Classroom in Allen North Basement for refreshments and good conversation. More Information

EXHIBIT | BREAKING BREAD

Sep 26, 2023 – Nov 29, 2024

Special Collections Lobby Allen Library South Basement during open hours
Cookbook like background with Breaking Bread as text

Learn about connections to a multitude of different foodways and food cultures throughout the academic year as Special Collections shares a different set of items from its collection at the end of each quarter. More Information

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History of Costume Design

See a sample from the digital collection

Maxine Cushing Gray Distinguished Writers Lecture