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

Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Surgeons
Apr 30, 2018 - Jun 8, 2018
Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons is an exhibition celebrating the contributions of African American academic surgeons to medicine and medical education. It tells the stories of four pioneering African American surgeons and educators who exemplify excellence in their fields and believe in continuing the journey of excellence through the education...
Underground Railroad exhibition
Jan 16, 2018 - Mar 30, 2018
This exhibition of original artifacts from the collection of Jerry Gore, encompasses a specific portion of the Era of Enslavement in the United States. It allows students to view up close documents such as tax receipts from the sale of human beings, wills passing property from one generation to the next, first edition slave narratives, and slave shackles. As we learn from the...
Apr 11, 2016 - Dec 31, 2017
This exhibit celebrates Tomás Rivera, the youngest and first Latino Chancellor in the UC system and the namesake of the Rivera Library. Materials in Rivera's archives highlight his contributions to literature, civic life, and higher education.
Spenser's Faerie Queene
Nov 6, 2017 - Dec 14, 2017
Spenser’s Faerie Queene: Taproot of Modern Fantasy Recent Acquisitions of Special Collections. November 6 - December 14, 2017 Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room Tomás Rivera Library, UC Riverside

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