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Exhibitions

The Library's new exhibitions interface features dozens of exhibitions from the mid 1990s to the present. Check back as new exhibitions are added and past exhibitions are updated and republished.

  • Sublime Anxiety: The Gothic Family and the Outsider

    Spotlight: Sublime Anxiety: The Gothic Family and the Outsider

    University of Virginia Special Collections is home to the Sadleir-Black Collection, a comprehensive compilation of Gothic literature that forms the heart of "Sublime Anxiety." The gothic in general, and this exhibition in particular, explores the tension between what we most fear and what we most desire. Its extraordinary popularity today, more than 200 years after the publication of the first gothic novel, shows us that the concern with freedom and connection is as relevant as it has ever been.
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