Fall and Spring Exhibits
Major Exhibits in the Gallery at the Commons
The Kennedy Library produces two major exhibits each fall and spring, in the Gallery at the Commons on the second floor in the Learning Commons. The Gallery at the Commons area is an open gallery space of 880 square feet, partially illuminated by natural light, where student study spaces are adjacent to and sometimes integrated within exhibits. This space also hosts traveling exhibits that support the campus curriculum.
These major exhibits provide opportunities for student curators and designers to assist with installation and graphic design of complex and exciting exhibits. Past exhibits have featured work by students and faculty from architecture to fine arts and biology to planetary science. Event openings and related events have featured demonstrations, guest talks, and hands-on workshops.
April 29th, 2013 – June 7th, 2013. Through oral histories and an array of historic records and photographs, this exhibit brought to life the culture of ranching and farming in San Luis Obispo County and features the modern day impact of our local farmers' markets.
» Learn more about Links to the Land
November 9, 2012 – January 11, 2013. This exhibit draws on Julia Morgan's architectural plans, sketchbooks, photographs, correspondence, and other personal papers in the Kennedy Library's Special Collections.
» Learn more about Atelier Morgan
April 5 June – 8, 2012. This exhibit showcases fine press books, keepsakes, and ephemera published by the Book Club of California, and includes selections from Kennedy Library's Special Collections Fine Print and Graphic Arts Collection.
» Learn more about Pressing Forward
November 7 – January 6, 2012. Assembly Required highlights the craftsmanship and innovation of Cal Poly student furniture artists. The winners from the 2011 Vellum/College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) Furniture Competition and Exhibition are a central feature of the exhibit.
» Learn more about Assembly Required