Current Exhibits in Fondren Library

Location Exhibit

1st floor
Room 156

"Under the Canopy : Trees at Rice" 

1st floor Hobby Information Concourse

"Anne Morgan’s War: American Women Rebuilding France 1917-1924" from The Franco-American Museum, Château de Blérancourt. The traveling photography exhibit documents Anne Morgan's volunteer efforts in World War I. 

This exhibit is here at the request of Rice University Visual and Dramatic Arts faculty member, Geoff Winningham, and will also include a documentary film screening in Sewall Hall on Thursday, Nov. 17. 

1st floor exhibit cases at front left of Fondren Library

"Get Registered, Get Informed, Get Involved" - Exhibit courtesy of the Kelley Center for Government Information, Data and Geospatial Services

1st floor exhibit cases at front right of Fondren Library

"History of Voting in America" - Exhibit courtesy of the Kelley Center for Government Information, Data and Geospatial Services

Inside Woodson Research Center

"Celebrating 50 Years of Latinx Experience at Rice" - This exhibit showcases Rice Latinx professors and researchers from Dean Peter Rodriguez to Andrea Galindo. Exhibit courtesy of SOLAR.

1st floor flat cases outside Woodson Research Center

Featured Books - two new acquisitions to the Woodson Research Center: The Huxley's: An Intimate History of Evolution, by Alison Bashford and A Wise Woman with a Dancing Girl Inside, by Joan Alexander.

3rd floor
Lovett Lounge

"John Lomax III and the Music Industry" In conjunction with the October 6th concert by John Lomax III, this exhibit highlights his deep ties to the music industry, focusing on his father's folk music connections, his managing of various artists including Townes Van Zandt and Steve Earle, and his music journalism.

6th floor
exhibit cases

"Houston Hip Hop Archives" - Houston's hip hop legacy is an important part of our cultural heritage and is being collected in the archives at Rice University's Fondren Library and at University of Houston Libraries. This collaborative exhibit includes items featuring the SwishaHouse label and Rap-A-Lot Records.

Rice Memorial Center trophy case 

"Rice University Inaugurations” - In the lead up to the inauguration of President Reginald DesRoches on October 20-22, 2022, this exhibit focuses on inaugurations of past Rice University presidents. 

6th floor
single case by elevator

New acquisition at the Woodson Research Center : Adger, by Adger Cowans