Even though the Fall 2022 exhibit has closed, visitors can still visit the exhibition virtually. A virtual tour of A Hub, a Network, an Archive: 55 Years of International Writers in Iowa City is at last 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 items on display are clickable, meaning close-up views of most objects are available along with insights from co-curators Nataša Ďurovičová and Lisa Gardinier.
To read about the specific items that were on display in the Main Library Gallery for this exhibition, check out the exhibit guide online. Statements by the co-curators are included.
More about this past exhibit:
The International Writing Program (IWP) has brought close to 1,600 writers from more than 150 countries to the University of Iowa since 1967. In celebration of the program’s 55th anniversary, the exhibition A Hub, a Network, an Archive: 55 Years of International Writers in Iowa City told the story of IWP’s genesis, its role in cultural diplomacy, Iowa City as a site of literary praxis and global networking, and the images of Iowa that writers have carried home with them as represented in their work.
The exhibition included University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections & Archives materials such as the Paul Engle Papers, the International Writing Program Records, the Toothpaste/Coffee House Press Records, and more. Items from the University of Iowa Libraries circulating collection, IWP’s Shambaugh House, and friends of IWP also made an appearance, in addition to a selection of large portraits of writers by photographer Thomas Langdon.
For more information about past and upcoming exhibits, 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.