Current Exhibits in Fondren Library

Body
Location Exhibit

Room 156

"Shepherd School of Music Highlights"  Materials from the Shepherd School of Music records, and various faculty and composer manuscript collections. The exhibit also highlights digitized Shepherd School performances originally recorded in obsolete formats, funded by the Fondren Library, Friends of Fondren Library, and the Rice Historical Society.

1st floor Hobby Information Concourse

"Finding Texas on the SlaveVoyages Database" This exhibit reports the results of a year-long research project on the coastwise trade of enslaved African Americans to Texas during the nineteenth century.

1st floor exhibit cases at front left of Fondren Library

"Archives of the Impossible" The present project emerged from two decades of historical research and philosophical reflection in five different books that Professor Jeffrey J. Kripal of the Department of Religion published with the University of Chicago Press.

Donor feature: Whitley Strieber
Donor feature: Edwin C. May

1st floor exhibit cases at front right of Fondren Library

"Archives of the Impossible" The present project emerged from two decades of historical research and philosophical reflection in five different books that Professor Jeffrey J. Kripal of the Department of Religion published with the University of Chicago Press.

Donor feature: Jacques Vallee

Inside Woodson Research Center

"Beauty from Above: Book Covers from the Anderson Collection on the History of Aeronautics" This exhibit spotlights some of the beautiful books in the Anderson Collection on the History of Aeronautics.
Flat cases outside WRC "Beer Bike 1972" featuring photos by Gerald Moorhead, '67, '71

3rd floor Lovett Lounge

(currently empty)

6th floor exhibit cases

"Vera Prasilova Scott Portraiture" A sampling of Prasilova's moody work in the 1930's photographing the Rice community, local families, and visiting luminaries from the Vera Prasilova Scott portraiture collection . An artist, photographer, and sculptor, Prasilova created photographic prints developed using the bromoil and silver gelatin processes.

Rice Memorial Center trophy case 

"Reconstructing lives of people enslaved by the Rice brothers" created by Rice undergraduate student Ben Schachter (Class of 2022) this exhibit explores aspects of the lives of individuals enslaved under William Marsh Rice and Frederick Allyn Rice. The exhibit complements Schachter's research for the Task Force on Slavery, Segregation and Racial Injustice.
Single case by 6th floor elevator  "Desegregation and Racial Justice at Rice University" Capstone project by Erin O. Smart