Current Exhibits in Fondren Library

While visiting Fondren Library, be sure to check out our rotating exhibits.


1st floor exhibit cases near Woodson Research Center and Elevator C Hurricanes and floods at Rice University / Tips for recovering wet books & documents
1st floor Hobby Information Concourse

"Art of Elinor Evans: Learning to See" exhibit features selections from the Woodson Research Center collection of Elinor Evans, award-winning artist and Rice University Architecture Department design instructor, including woven baskets and hangings, delicate collages, and a "portfolio of ideas" in mixed media on paper.

1st floor hallway

"Structures of Striving: Jainism & Nonviolence in Temple Architecture"

Inside Woodson Research Center "Do Your Bit: the American Red Cross during World War I" features selections from Woodson Research Center collections about the American Red Cross during the First World War.
3rd floor Lovett Lounge "Houston in 1912" features selections from Woodson Research Center collections documenting Houston in 1912, the year Rice Institute opened.
6th floor exhibit cases

"Rice and NASA: to the Moon and beyond" exhibit displays items in the Woodson Research Center which were donated by Rice scientists and astronauts during the long and productive partnership between Rice University and NASA.

Rice Memorial Center trophy case "Sammy the Owl: selections from our University Archives" In conjunction with Rice Athletics new branding initiative, the evolution of Rice Athletics' mascot Sammy the Owl is featured through photographs, memorabilia, and ephemera from the University Archives.