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Student Art/Exhibit Showcase Guide

Exhibiting Art and Academic Posters at Perry Library

Perry Library is pleased to offer faculty and students two public art gallery and poster display areas to showcase student art and research projects. 

The Perry Art Gallery (provided by the Town ‘n Gown in 2008) is located on the west outside wall of Conference Room 1310, a high traffic hallway from the Learning Commons to the rear elevators, restrooms, and Writing Center. This area is equipped with metal display rods to hold canvas art pieces, and can also be adapted for other types of exhibitions. Additionally, the space is suited for hosting opening receptions and related events.

For more details on dimensions, etc. please see Perry Art Gallery.

Know What I Meme? New Perspectives Beyond the Digital – graduate student exhibit, March 1-15, 2019

The Poster Display area is located in the Learning Commons center hallway between rooms 1308 and 1310, another high traffic hallway leading to The Writing Center and rear elevators. The wall is equipped on both sides with metal rails suitable for displaying posters. 

For more details on dimensions, etc. please see Poster Display.

Research Posters from the 2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium

General Policies for Use of Libraries' Spaces



The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines on the use of spaces within ODU Libraries for exhibits, student art shows, performances, receptions and other events that are not organized or sponsored by the Libraries.


Event: includes but is not limited to exhibits, student art shows, performances and receptions

ODU Libraries: ODU Libraries includes Perry Library, Diehn Composers Room and Hofheimer Art Library

Libraries spaces: Perry Library art gallery, DCR reading room, Hofheimer Art Library. The Learning Commons Conference Room is governed under a separate policy and procedure administered by the Learning Commons User Services Manager.


This policy encompasses spaces in the Old Dominion University Libraries as listed above (Section B) and is consistent with University Policy 3200: Use of Facilities and Grounds.


The ODU Libraries are the center of the University's intellectual, cultural and social life. The Libraries, therefore, welcome requests by individuals and groups to hold events and/or display creative works and cultural artifacts in various formats within spaces at the Libraries.

Requests to use spaces within ODU Libraries must be directed to the Library Administration Office. Library Administration reserves the right to approve or decline requests. If a request is approved, the Libraries grant use of space only. All costs associated with events are the sole responsibility of the requestor. The Libraries will not provide financial, logistical or administrative support for events. Examples include but are not limited to paying for and/or coordinating event staff, security, information technology support, marketing, catering, parking, setup, tear-down, and housekeeping.

All items placed in the Libraries are done so at the owner's risk. The exhibitor assumes full responsibility for loss or damage to art works or other artifacts being exhibited or displayed in the Libraries. The Libraries do not assume responsibility for loss, theft or damage to any items being exhibited or displayed. The Libraries does not insure any exhibits. The Libraries do not engage in sale of creative works or in referral for sales. The individual or group granted approval to hold an event within Libraries space will be held financially responsible for any damage that occurs.

Receptions must take place within posted hours at the venue where located. If the location is Perry Library, caterers and/or other delivery services must enter and exit through the loading dock entrance. No red wine, red punch or blue punch may be served at events taking place within the Libraries.

The hanging system in the Perry Library art gallery permits some flexibility in height and positioning of artwork. No nails, hooks, anchors or other suspension devices may be embedded in the walls or columns. Nothing may be glued or fastened directly to the Libraries' walls or columns. Titles of paintings and other works of art may be fastened to the frames or the artwork.

Use of alcohol at receptions and all other events taking place within the Libraries is governed by Old Dominion University Policies #6603 ("University Drug and Alcohol Policy") and #1040 ("Use of Alcoholic Beverages").


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