For those distant to campus, or who would like to experience the latest Main Library Gallery exhibition from home, a virtual tour of We Are Hawkeyes: Celebrating 175 Years of Student Life at the University of Iowa is now available online.
The tour features 360° photos of the Main Library Gallery, which allow the viewer to move from area to area. The text panels and the cases containing the items on display are clickable, meaning close-up views of most objects are available along with insights from co-curators David McCartney, Aiden Bettine, and Denise Anderson.
The exhibition features student life-centered items from the University Archives and the Iowa Women’s Archives in celebration of the University of Iowa’s 175th anniversary. Student publications, protest flyers, Hawkeye sports memorabilia, and much more are included. The virtual exhibition includes videos and links to extra articles and historical context scattered throughout.
To read about the specific items on display in the Main Library Gallery, check out the exhibition guide online. Statements by the co-curators are included.
For more information, visit the Main Library Gallery website.
Thank you to the University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums for partnering with the Main Library Gallery to make this virtual experience available.