Pollak Library Exhibits Schedule

Current Exhibits and Displays 

The following exhibits and displays are currently showing in the Pollak Library. 


Underground Comix display Underground Comix


These comics illustrate how underground comic books captured the countercultural atmosphere of the 1960s and 1970s.

Curator: Caralou Rosen, M.A. History '17, intern for Pollak Library's University Archives and Special Collections.

April 20, 2018 - May 18, 2018
Second Floor North


Open Access Week 2018 Open Access Week at the Pollak Library

Pollak Library participates in Open Access Week, a global event that focuses on open access as it relates to information and research.

Ongoing display

2nd Floor Library South
Near the Faculty Development Center




Upcoming Exhibits and Displays


The following exhibits and displays are scheduled to show in Pollak Library.



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This display holds comic books from the Fantastic Four series which have been donated by the Gus Koehler Comic Collection.

Curator: Caralou Rosen

Advisor: Patricia Prestinary

Schedule TBD



History in Our Genes: Human DNA

Curators: Colleen Greene and Robert Tomaszewski

Installation: Trish Campbell

Scheduled for Fall 2018
West Terrace, 2nd Floor South


Vietnamese Art From Prehistoric to Modern Time

This exhibit displays original Vietnamese art works, reprints, and cultural artifacts that are in the possession of artists and collectors in the U.S.

Curator: Paul Minh

Scheduled for July 2018 - September 2018
Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery


The Frankenstein Meme

This exhibit features an original art show and a Special Collections display focusing on the enduring influence of Mary Shelley's world-famous novel, Frankenstein.

Curators: Dr. David Sandner, Cliff Cramp, and Patricia Prestinary

Scheduled for October 2018 - December 2018
Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery



This exhibit highlights the history of the Center for Research on Educational Access and Leadership by presenting the impact research has on educational practices and policies.

Curators: Mariana Bruno and Elizabeth Rivera

Scheduled for January 2019 - March 2019
West Terrace, 2nd Floor South



Echoes of Steel- A History of European Martial Arts

This exhibit displays the emergent field of Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA)- highlighting the history and importance of European martial arts to the modern world. 

Curators: Myles Cupp and RJ McKeehan

Scheduled for January 2019 - April 2019
Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery


Threads of Utopia

This exhibit provides a snapshot of life in the German Democratic Republic (GDR) through paraphernalia alongside stories and a concise history of the GDR. 

Curator: Heather Moore

Scheduled for April 2019 - June 2019
Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery 


Recognizing and Remembering the Kitaoka Family: An American Experience 

This exhibit explores tolerance through the engagement of local public history, specifically the experiences of the Kitaoka family. 

Curator: Joshua Cawley

Scheduled for April 2019 - June 2019
First Floor North 



Upcoming Exhibits and Displays

The following exhibits and displays are scheduled to show in Pollak Library.

Memories of Migration: Telling our Stories & Connecting our Journeys

Dates:  July 8 - August 31, 2017
Curators:  David Lopez, Barbara Miller, Irma Morales, Brenda Ramirez, and Saidy Valdez
Location: Second Floor East Terrace
Description:  The project chronicles the migration stories of migrants in the Orange County area. While primarily focusing on Latino history in and around Orange County, the project has collected hundreds of migration stories from individuals from all walks of life to demonstrate that migration is a universal part of the human condition. The exhibit is a collection of various media from artists throughout the country exploring the theme of migration through their own interpretation.


Imagining Our Stories, Narrating Our World

Dates:  September - December 2017
Curator:  Erin Hollis (English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics) and graduate student Frank Alanis
Location:  Second Floor Terrace
Description:  The goal for this exhibit is to highlight the power of stories and images in creating a world through the works or various graphic novelists, bridging the gap between visual and written language. In addition to using examples of written and illustrated stories, this exhibit functions as an interactive space where members of CSUF have the opportunity for creative expression.


Celebrating 60 Years of Community at CSUF (working title)

Dates:  January - March 2018
Curators:  Trish Campbell, Colleen Greene, Dr. Clem Guthro, Patricia Prestinary, and Adolfo Prieto 
Location:  Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery
Description:  Celebrating the 60th anniversary of California State University, Fullerton.


Advances in Human DNA (working title)

Dates:  April - June 2018
Curators:  Trish Campbell, Colleen Greene, and Robert Tomaszewski
Location:  Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery
Description:  Coming Soon