Upcoming & Current Exhibits

Titel: The Human and the Alien: An Exploration of First Contact Stories. Purple and pink image of a alien city
Sep 21, 2022 - Dec 22, 2022
Within the context of science fiction, first contact can be thought of as an event in which two intelligent species encounter each other for the first time. This exhibit will explore some of the forms first contact stories can take and what messages they may have for us here on Earth.

Past Exhibits

Shakespeare and the four humors
Mar 18, 2019 - Mar 18, 2019
An exhibition developed and produced by the Exhibition Program at the National Library of Medicine and the Folger Shakespeare Library
Mark Glassy & Frankenstein: Men of Many Parts
Sep 24, 2018 - Dec 14, 2018
An exhibition to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein," featuring one-of-a-kind sculptures and objects from the private collection of UC Riverside alumnus Mark Glassy.
Traveling exhibition, "Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature."
Jul 2, 2018 - Aug 11, 2018
The National Library of Medicine is pleased to present our latest traveling exhibition, "Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature."
Arthur Harmon exhibit
Jun 11, 2018 - Aug 3, 2018
This display highlights selected items from the personal archival collection of Arthur C. Harmon and his career as a Tuskegee Airman, held by the UCR Special Collections Department.

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