The University of Oklahoma strives to develop and implement meaningful and engaging exhibitions and displays in a manner that reflects the values of the university as a diverse community of students and scholars. Our work closely aligns with the evolving strategic plan of the University of Oklahoma Libraries by enhancing the public experience of the libraries and building collaborative partnerships with other university academic departments as well as with experts across campus. University Libraries’ exhibitions highlight the diverse nature of the libraries’ collections and engage the interests of the communities that we serve while fostering intellectual curiosity that stems from interdisciplinary research and scholarship.

Current Exhibitions

Renegades at Bizzell

Under the leadership of Bruce Goff (1904-82), Herb Greene (b. 1929), Mendel Glickman (1895-1967), and many others, OU faculty developed a curriculum that emphasized individual creativity, organic forms, and experimentation. This radical approach to design drew students to Oklahoma from as far away as Japan and South America and later spread the American School influence to their practices in California, Hawaii, Japan, and beyond.

Red Dust Oklahoma: A Poetic History

Red Dust Oklahoma: A Poetic History describes a “complex, vibrant Oklahoma previously unimagined” through the poetry and poets in Oklahoma from pre-statehood to 1941.