Due to COVID-19, visits to the Main Library Gallery are being offered BY APPOINTMENT ONLY during Fall 2020. All are welcome to make an appointment: individuals, small groups, and classes fewer than 15 people. Availability is Monday - Friday between 9:00am and 4:00pm. To ensure your preferred visit time is available, please request appointments at least 3 days in advance via the Main Library Gallery website's contact form. Walk-in visits are not available.
Virtual exhibit materials are available on the Main Library Gallery website for those who wish to read more about the exhibit or who cannot visit in person.
CURRENT EXHIBIT: 'SACKNER ARCHIVE'
In June 2019 the University of Iowa announced that the University Libraries had been chosen as the new home of the Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, the most comprehensive such collection in the world. To celebrate the opening of this important collection to the public and to introduce Iowans and the University community to the vast and impressive range of resources held in the Sackner Archive, from artists’ books to reference works to large-scale works of visual poetry, an inaugural exhibition featuring a few highlights from the collection held in the Main Library Gallery from August 24 – December 11, 2020.
Besides demonstrating the remarkable artistry and diversity of some of the most significant poet-artists of the past hundred years, the exhibition will bring to light some of the many ways the new collection can support teaching and research at the University.
- Presented By: University of Iowa Libraries - Main Library Gallery
- Dates: September 24, 2020 - December 11, 2020
- Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
- Address: 125 W. Washington St.
- Price: Free