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Events and Exhibits

Roesch Library events and exhibits are free and open to all unless otherwise noted. 

The Marian Library, located on the seventh floor of Roesch Library, offers free exhibits that invite exploration of various media, cultures and expressions of Mary in religious art. 

Upcoming Exhibits in Roesch Library
Cellblock Visions: Set Free in the Penitentiary

Jan. 29 through March 8, 2020

Roesch Library first-floor gallery; open during library hours

Lecture, 6 p.m. Feb. 18, Roesch Library second-floor Gathering Place

Walk through with curator, 3-4:30 p.m., Feb. 19, or 10-11:30 a.m., Feb. 20 first-floor gallery

An exhibition featuring paintings, drawings and objects created by incarcerated men and women. 

Curator: Phyllis Kornfeld

Sponsored by: University of Dayton College of Arts and Sciences, Criminal Justice Studies and the Department of Art and Design. Exhibit image is Joy Kaulity's "Nightmare from Hell," acrylics.

Standing Rock: Photographs of an Indigenous Movement

March 21 through May 8, 2020

Roesch Library first-floor gallery; open during library hours

During the recent Standing Rock resistance to stop the Dakota Access oil pipeline, American Indian journalist, Levi Rickert, knew the largest American Indian movement since the 1973 Wounded Knee was unfolding. Rickert, the publisher and editor of Native News Online, covered the emergence of the movement from Standing Rock, Washington, D.C. to the steps of Michigan’s capitol. The results of his photo-journalist work yielded over 1,500 photographs that capture the intensity of the movement. Standing Rock: Photographs of an Indigenous Movement provides a glimpse of the struggle for indigenous water rights and tribal sovereignty.

Suffragists: And They Persisted!

Aug. 3 through Sept. 30, 2020

Roesch Library first-floor gallery; open during library hours

In celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, Miami Valley Art Quilt Network is presenting exhibitions of art quilts. These varied quilts highlight the women and men who fought for this Amendment, how they worked for its passage, and the amendment itself along with the timeline of ratification.

Sponsored by: University of Dayton Women's Center, Women's and Gender Studies program and University Libraries.


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