Events & Exhibits

This page includes information and links related to current and past events & exhibitions sponsored by, or in part with, the Ottenheimer Library. Please see our Calendar for social events and gatherings at the Library.


Event: Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience
Events held at the UA Little Rock Ottenheimer Library, UA Downtown and various CALS locations
Little Rock, Arkansas March-April 2019
Sponsored by: City Lore and NEH

This series is a six-week public program featuring documentary film screenings and scholar-led discussions designed to encourage an informed discussion of immigration issues against the backdrop of our immigration history.  The series is free and open to the public and will be held at various locations around the city.  For more information, see the Becoming American event page.


Event: NEA Big Read: Into the Beautiful North
Events held at the UA Little Rock Ottenheimer Library, UA Campus, and various locations in Little Rock
Little Rock, Arkansas September-November 2017
Sponsored by: NEA and Arts Midwest

UA Little Rock’s Collections & Archives will sponsor an NEA Big Read of Into the Beautiful North. The NEA Big Read Program, in partnership with Arts Midwest, encourages communities to engage in reading programs and events that broaden their understanding of the world and region. The program will run from Tuesday, September 19, to Friday, November 3, and feature presentations, book discussions, film screenings, and related arts programming. For more information, see the NEA Big Read page.


Exhibition: Binding Communities: Cuba’s Ediciones Vigía and the Art of the Book and Entrepreneurism
On display at the UA Little Rock Ottenheimer Library with talks & events at various campus locations
March 14-April 19, 2017

A free, public exhibit on display in Ottenheimer Library celebrates artistry, ingenuity, and the power of the book. “Binding Communities” consists of 71 artists’ books from the handmade collective Ediciones Vigía of Matanzas, Cuba, under the artistic direction of Rolando Estévez.  The display and events are free and open to the public.  For more information, see the Binding Communities page.