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LIBRARY EXHIBIT SPACES

THE ATTIC AT ACADEMY SQUARE

The Attic at Academy Square is the Provo City Library's exhibit space dedicated to bringing in the best art, science, and history exhibits from around the country.

The Attic is located on the 4th floor of the Academy Wing of the Library, accessible only by elevator. Use the elevator at the West end of the building.

 ON DISPLAY NOW 

THE ANDERSON ART GALLERY

The Anderson Art Gallery is dedicated to showcasing the best local art our community has to offer.  This gallery is located on the Second Floor of the Academy Building, Room #220. 

 ON DISPLAY NOW 


ON DISPLAY IN THE ATTIC: OPULENT OCEANS

PLAN YOUR VISIT

The Attic is open Monday - Friday from 3:00 - 8:00 pm.

We are happy to accommodate group tours and activities with advance notice. 

Please call 801-852-7685 to schedule a group tour or activity in the Attic. 

Featuring scientific illustrations portraying the astonishing diversity of ocean life from colorful mollusks to deep sea fishes to a stout dolphin, the exhibition Opulent Oceans: Extraordinary Scientific Illustrations at explores the integral role illustration has played in undersea exploration and discovery. It features 46 exquisite, large-format reproductions from 33 rare and beautifully illustrated scientific works in the American Museum of Natural History Library’s Rare Book collection.   

The exhibition was inspired by the book Opulent Oceans: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History, and is curated by the author, Melanie L.J. Stiassny, Axelrod Research Curator in the American Museum of Natural History’s Department of Ichthyology, in collaboration with Tom Baione, Harold Boeschenstein Director of the American Museum of Natural History’s Research Library.  

In addition to displaying captivating images created in pursuit of scientific knowledge, Opulent Oceans also touches on the work of such pioneering researchers as Charles Darwin, who spent eight years studying barnacles in his home laboratory, work that established his credentials as a taxonomic expert; zoologist Carl Chun, whose German Deep-Sea Expedition of 1898–1899 discovered thousands of new species, some from depths greater than 13,000 feet; and the influential U.S. ichthyologist David Starr Jordan and his 1902 expedition to American Samoa to assess the country’s marine resources.     

There is an interactive component to this exhibit; visitors can make their own ocean artwork, view a variety of samples, fossils, and rocks at our explorer station, play in sand and shells at our sensory station, put on an ocean-themed puppet show, and move in an ocean-themed play space. 


THE ANDERSON ART GALLERY

The Anderson Art Gallery is dedicated to showcasing the best local art our community has to offer.  This gallery is located on the Second Floor of the Academy Building, Room #220. 

Bird Photography by David Miller

on display through August 2022



ABOUT THE ARTIST

David Miller was born in Logan, Utah. He is a Brigham Yougn University graduate. He has recieved prestigious awards from the International Society of Photographers. Some of his photos have been published by the international library of Photography.

He has participated in several shows, including:

  • ISP - Washington, D.C.
  • Utah Valley University - Orem Utah
  • Cibola Arts Council - Grants, New Mexico
  • Cache County Fair - Logan, Utah
  • Wasatch County Fair - Heber, Utah

EXHIBITING ART AT THE LIBRARY

If you are an artist interested in exhibiting work at the Library, please call 801-852-7691. We regularly display local work in the Anderson Art Gallery. The Attic at Academy Square features touring exhibits and hosts our annual Homegrown Amateur Art Show.