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Past Exhibits:

Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle: The Campus Scene 1925-2000

Did you know that AU students participated in campus clean-up activities as far back as the 1930s? Are you curious about AU history? Check out the library's newest exhibit, Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle: The Campus Scene 1925-2000. Through photographs and publications from the University Archives, you can get a taste of undergraduate life at AU over the years. You will discover AU's artistic and literary accomplishments as well as learn about freshman rules and other traditions including homecoming and orientation.

Judging a Book by its Cover: 19th Century Cloth Bindings from the Liman and Martin Collections

American University Library is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibit which showcases examples of the different styles of publishers' bindings from American University Library's Les A. Liman and Artemas Martin Collections. Come learn about book history and test your book IQ. Try to match the decorative techniques listed in the caption to the books on display.

AU Faculty: Life outside the classroom

Civil War Retrospective

Basketball: An AU Tradition

A U in the 1970s: A Snapshot - First Floor

  • September 2011 to December 2011

Games and Gaming: History, Theory and Practice

The Peace Corps; an Exhibit Celebrating the First Fifty Years

Peace Corps Photo Installation

Discourse on the Americas: Current Scholarship from AU's Center for Latin American and Latino Studies

  • December 2010 to May 2011

A Century of Design: The US Commission of Fine Arts, 1910 - 2010

Picturing the Potomac

  • June 2010 to September 2010

Voices of Terezín: Art as a Strategy for Survival

Bender Library Celebrates 30 Years

Warning: Graphic Content

  • May 2009 to June 2009

A Look into Burma: An Exhibit by the Student Campaign for Burma

  • co-sponsored by the Student Campaign for Burma
  • March 2009 to May 2009

Lives Examined: AU Community Members Look Back at Their Peace Corps Service

  • co-sponsored by TESOL
  • February 2009 to March 2009

Native Lens: Artwork of American Indian Life

  • co-sponsored by Washington Internships for Native Students (WINS),Student Advocates for Native Communities (SANC), Jack Soto, Director of WINS, Deborah Broken Rope, John Madore, Meg Weekes, AU SPA Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Amy Chin, Carrie Johnson, Co-President of SANC, Burt Neimeyer, Francis and Norma Jean Dunne, Chasity Savage, Clara Pratte
  • December 2008 to February 2009

Election Campaign Buttons

  • co-sponsored by Dr. James Thurber
  • October 2008 to December 2008

Traveling Mercies

  • co-sponsored by Aldo E. Magazzeni, founder and director of the Traveling Mercies Foundation and Cynthia Gueli, Adjunct Professor of History at American University
  • September 2008 to December 2008

GLBT: Life at AU

  • co-sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Ally Resource Center, AU Queers and Allies, and the Kennedy Political Union
  • June 2008 to September 2008

The American Dream is Green

  • co-sponsored by the American University Library Green Team
  • March 2008 to June 2008

A New AU: Student Protests at American University (1967 - 1971)

  • co-sponsored by Susan McElrath, American University Archivist
  • January 2008 to March 2008

Art Against War

  • co-sponsored by Ignacio Moreno, AU Library Archives Specialist
  • November 2007 to January 2008

One Day All Children... : Teach for America

  • co-sponsored by Ahnna Smith, East Coast Recruitment Director, Teach for America
  • September to November 2007

One Day for Democracy: Independence Day as a Festival of Freedom

  • co-sponsored by James Heintze, AU Librarian Emeritus
  • July to August 2007

End the Arms Race, Not the Human Race: Women Strike for Peace

  • co-sponsored by Susan McElrath, AU Library Archivist
  • January to June 2007

The Katzen Arts Center: All the Arts Under One Roof

  • August to December 2006

The Movie Star: The Name Above the Title

  • co-sponsored by Jeffrey Middents, Assistant Professor in the AU Department of Literature
  • February to July 2006

The Liberation Struggle in South Africa: 1945- 1994

  • co-sponsored by Dylan Craig, AU graduate student and book collection contest winner
  • December 2005 to February 2006

Your Right to Privacy: The Constiution vs. The Patriot Act

  • September to December 2005

The FotoDiolago Method

  • co-sponsored by Flavia Ramos, Assistant Professor in the AU School of Education
  • May to August 2005

Celebrating Women's History Month

  • co-sponsored by the AU Women and Gender Studies Program
  • March to April 2005

A Day On...Not A Day Off: Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration 2005

  • January to February 2005 Universal Design: Equal Access for All
  • September to December 2004

Carpet Diem/Shift Happens: Library Renovation Project 2004

  • July to September 2004

Reaching Back for the Digital Future

  • April to July 2004

A Day On...Not A Day Off: Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration 2004

  • January to April 2004

A Bold Experiment in Higher Education in the Gulf: The American University of Sharjah

  • November 2003 to January 2004

AU Faculty Creativity and Scholarship in the 21st Century

  • August to October 2003

American University School of International Service: Waging Peace for 45 Years

  • March to August 2003

Sorrow and Hope in the Holy Land: Palestine and the Palestinians

  • February to March 2003

American Indian Heritage: Diversity and Unity

  • November 2002 to January 2003

For a Fistful of Dollars: The Real Story of "Free" Library Resources

  • September to October 2002

Celebrating the Peace Corps in Colombia, 1961 - 1981

  • June to August 2002

Voices of "Comfort Women"

  • April to May 2002

Myra Pollock Sadker: A Pioneer for Gender Equality

  • March to April 2002

Classic American Moments

  • December 2001 to February 2002

Afghanistan: Crossroads of the Ages

  • November to December 2001