Skip Navigation
Falvey Library

This page lists current and past full-size physical exhibits curated by Distinctive Collections staff (mini exhibits are excluded). Where possible, links are included to blog write-ups of the exhibits. Sometimes a physical exhibit has a digital version as well and these are linked when available. For a full list of digital exhibits (including digital-only exhibits), see Online Library Exhibits.

Current Exhibit

  • Divine Inspiration: Revealing the Sacred in Biblical Texts and Imagery (Fall 2023) [blog]

Past Exhibits

  • Poetic License: Seven Curators' Poetry Selections from Distinctive Collections (Spring 2023) [blog]
  • Art of War: Illustrated and Military Maps of the Twentieth Century (Fall 2022) [blog]
  • Of Peas and Bees: Gregor Mendel, O.S.A. Bicentennial Exhibit (Summer 2022) [blog]
  • "That Fairyland of Ice": Polar Exploration in Mind and Memory (Spring 2022) [blog] [digital version]
  • Cabinets of Curiosity: Highlights from Special Collections (Fall 2021)
  • "Be Not Afraid of Greatness": Celebrating the History of Villanova Theatre (Spring 2020 - Summer 2021) [blog] [digital version]
  • "Scraps for Keeps": Scrapbooks and Photo Albums from Distinctive Collections (Fall 2019) [blog] [digital version]
  • Happily Forever After: The Timeless Relevance of Fairy Tales (Summer 2019) [blog]
  • “A Heart and A Hand for Our Fair Land”: The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and Irish American Culture (Spring 2019) [blog]
  • “Now Far from Home”: The Ending of the Great War in Popular Imagination and Culture (Fall 2018)
  • Timeless Treasures: Recent Acquisitions in Distinctive Collections (Summer 2018) [blog]
  • Around the World: Selections from the Smith Antique Map Collection (Spring 2018)
  • Wildcats Past & Present: Moments from the History of Sports at Villanova (Fall 2017) [blog] [digital version]
  • Blood and Soul: The Russian Revolutions of 1917 (Spring & Summer 2017) [blog] [digital version]
  • Jean Heck, PhD:  Collector of the Sacred (Winter 2016-2017) [blog]
  • Are We There Yet? Travel, Tourism, & Exploration (Fall 2016) [blog] [digital version]
  • Cabinets of Curiosity: Highlights from Special Collections (Summer 2016) [blog]
  • To Strike for Freedom! The 1916 Easter Rising (Spring 2016) [blog] [digital version]
  • Gregor Mendel, OSA, and the Origin of Genetics (Fall 2015) [blog]
  • Cabinets of Curiosity: Highlights from Special Collections (Summer 2015)
  • "Too Fast for Any Submarine": The Last Voyage of the Lusitania (Spring 2015) [blog]
  • "I Am the Resurrection and the Life" (John 11:25): An Easter Celebration from Special Collections (March/April 2015) [blog]
  • Home Before the Leaves Fall: Lost Memories of the Great War (Fall 2014)
  • Interactive Fiction: An Exhibit Where YOU Are the Hero (Summer 2014) [blog]
  • Extra! Extra! Newspapers in Special Collections (Spring 2014) [blog]
  • Christmas in Special Collections (December 2013) [blog]
  • Paper for the People: Dime Novels and Early Mass Market Publishing (Summer 2013) [blog] [digital version]
  • "I Am the Resurrection and the Life" (John 11:25): An Easter Celebration from Special Collections (March/April 2013) [blog]
  • Curtain Call: Theatrical Materials in Special Collections and the University Archives (Spring 2013) [blog]
  • "Go Cats Go" – Moments from the History of Athletics at Villanova University (Fall 2012) [blog]
  • Cabinets of Curiosities: Highlights from Special Collections (Summer 2012) [blog]
  • The Printed Saint Augustine: Early Editions in Special Collections (Spring 2011) [blog] [digital version]
  • Rambles, Sketches, Tours: Travellers & Tourism in Ireland (Fall 2010) [blog] [digital version]
  • Jack Butler Yeats: Drawings & Illustrations (Spring/Summer 2010) [blog] [digital version]
  • Christmas in Special Collections (December 2009) [blog]
  • Father Blanco’s Garden (Fall 2009) [blog]
  • The Roycrofters: A Little Journey to the Home of Elbert Hubbard (Spring 2009) [blog]
Last Modified: 2023-09-20 15:31:20
Back to Top