Upcoming Events

September 27
Great Books Roundtable Discussion: Italo Calvino
“Lightness” and Quickness,” from Six Memos for the New Millennium (1985).
7:00 p.m. via Zoom

October 19
54th Annual Morris Fromkin Memorial Lecture – “Out of Sight: The Black Middle Class in Milwaukee” presented by Ermitte Saint Jacques and Robert Smith
4:00 p.m.
4th Floor Conference Center
Golda Meir Library and via Zoom

October 25
Great Books Roundtable Discussion: Cormac McCarthy
Wake for Susan” (1959)
A Drowning Incident” (1960)
The Dark Waters” (1965)
7:00 p.m. via Zoom

November 29
Great Books Roundtable Discussion: Marcel Proust
“Seascape, with Frieze of Girls” Part I, from Within a Budding Grove, volume 2 of Proust’s In Search of Lost Time (Remembrance of Things Past) (1919)
7:00 p.m. via Zoom

Regular Event Series

Special Collections hosts regular monthly, annual, and semi-annual events.

Ettinger Book Artist Series
(Formerly the Book FOR[u]MS Book Artist Speaker Series)

Fromkin Memorial Lecture
Recent Research in Social Justice and Human Rights

Great Books Roundtable Discussions
An informal gathering to discuss classic works of literature.

UWM Authors Recognition Ceremony
A biennial event for UWM authors whose publications have been added to the UWM Authors Collection

Current Exhibits

Our current major exhibition is “A Thief Among the Angels”: The Work of Barry Moser, featuring a collection of work by wood engraver and illustrator Barry Moser. The exhibition is on display in the 4th floor exhibition hall through September 2023.

Our current small exhibition is Jody Williams’s Flying Paper Press, which features work made by Jody Williams, who is known for her small, impeccably crafted artist’s books. This exhibition is on display in the Special Collections reading room through September 2023.