Artwork and Exhibits in the Library

Collins Library has many exhibits and artwork. Here is a list of our featured items:

*Coming Attractions (See our list of upcoming exhibits)


Featured Exhibits:
Transforming Knowledge: Altered Encyclopedias (February 1 – May 12, 2019)
This exhibit features altered encyclopedias made by local artists. We are grateful to the participating artists who have transformed the discarded volumes into new and vibrant works of art that reflect new ideas. The exhibit also features photographs from local photographer Sharon Styer.  

Previous Exhibits:

Memory Lame:  An Unforgettable Installation by Jessica Spring and Scott Gruber (October 22–January 25)
A Garden of Earthly Delights – Artists’ Books & Sketches by Mark Hoppmann (August 9 - October 14, 2018)
Puget Sound Book Artists Eighth Annual Exhibition (June 4-July 27, 2018)
“Louder Than Words: A Portrait of the Black Panther Movement”  (February 1-May 15, 2018)
Mare Made Exhibit (August 21, 2017 – January 19, 2018)
Puget Sound Book Artists Exhibit 2017 (Summer 2017)
Chandler O'Leary: Farm to Table

99 Elephants a Day
Salish Bounty: Traditional Native American Foods of Puget Sound (Fall 2016)
Limitless Possibilities
(Ceramics art being created here by Puget Sound students.)
Wandering the Stacks
(online exhibit Fall 2016)
Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture (Winter 2016)
2013-2014 Banned or Challenged Books (Online Exhibit)
Book Power Redux (Fall 2014)
Brandywine Workshop (Fall 2014)
Celebrating Theatre (Spring 2015)
Chain Letter of Debtors (Fall 2014)
Dirt? Scientists, Book Artists, and Writers Reflect on Soil and Our Environment (Fall 2015)
Puget Sound Book Artists (PSBA) 4th Annual Members' Exhibition (Summer 2014)
Puget Sound Book Artists (PSBA) Fifth Annual Members' Exhibition (Summer 2015)
Puget Sound Book Artists (PSBA) Sixth Annual Members' Exhibition (Summer 2016)
Shelmidine Exhibit (Spring 2014)
Social Justice Leaders (Online Exhibit)
Sparking Imaginations (Fall 2014)
The University in University Place
Women from the Archives & Special Collections (Watch Video) (Spring 2015)

You can also view the Artwork in the Library.