Exhibits by Cal Poly Students, Faculty, and Community
The Kennedy Library is proud to provide distinctive public spaces to share the creative and research work of Cal Poly students and faculty, and members of the broader Cal Poly community.
The Library can display paintings, drawings, photographs, graphic arts or poster presentations in two distinct spaces:
- The Community Gallery: Display panels suitable for informal mounting or use of a hanging system, under the main stairway near the library’s first floor entrance.
- The Café Gallery: Gallery rail systems are available on two walls in the Julian’s Café area. Items must be framed and security is not available.
Promotional display space: The library also has a small display case and bulletin board that can be reserved for campus event and student club information, at the top of the second floor landing.
Due to the open nature of the library’s public spaces, neither the University nor the library can assume responsibility for the security of exhibit items.
To check display and exhibit schedules or discuss using one of these spaces, please contact ude.yloplacnull@llijurtc or (805) 756-6395.
- Read more about the spaces and read our policies
- Download Guidelines for Community Exhibits and Gallery Spaces handout
To check display and exhibit schedules or discuss using one of these spaces, please contact exhibits curator Catherine Trujillo at ude.yloplacnull@llijurtc or (805) 756-6395.
Past community displays
Display of 2nd year Cal Poly architecture student work inspired by the architect Julia Morgan.
» Check out the display here
Photography student Michelle Good (Art, 2009) showcased her senior show, “Chromatic Color”, a series of playful and colorful make-up portraits, in the Café Gallery.
The Paper Garment Exhibition
Art & Design Students Dante Iniguez (Art, 2010) and Keiko Komada (Art, 2010) curated the work of Cal Poly’s American Institute of Graphic Artist (AIGA) group, which showed hand-constructed paper garments in the Library Gallery.
» Read a student’s perspective of the display
Art & Design senior Prem Ananda (Art, 2009) shared his photographic series, FLUX, featuring Cal Poly Orchesis dance company performances and rehearsals. The work was displayed in the Café Gallery.
WASC Poster Session
A 2012 poster session that represented various aspects of Cal Poly — human, fiscal, physical, and intellectual – and reaffirmed Cal Poly’s accreditation with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) was featured in the Café Gallery. The posters embodied four themes selected for the university’s self-study: Polytechnic Identity, Learn-by-Doing, The Teacher-Scholar Model, and Integration and Student Learning.