Exhibits - On View & Past

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Free exhibits currently On View at the library and at the Coronado Community Center (C3) Gallery.


Detail of Cast Model

25 Years of Monumental Art
Christopher Slatoff and Elisabeth Pollnow

Slatoff is perhaps best-known locally for his sculpture “Sheltering Wings” which is the showpiece in Grand Caribe Shoreline Park in The Cays. Pollnow is Slatoff’s sculpting partner and the two have collaborated on several public monuments. Pollnow’s solo works are detailed pieces in cold-cast bronze or terra cotta.

The exhibit, “25 Years of Monumental Art: It All Began in Coronado” can be viewed through January 9, 2022.

 the Gallery

On View: Now - January 9, 2022
Library Exhibit Gallery

Tom Rice World War II: Portraits of Honor 
Photos by Jeffery Rease

Coronado's Tom Rice is one of the veterans featured in the 'World War II Portraits of Honor' project, a celebration of the Greatest Generation which aims to capture the images and stories of veterans of the second world war.

View the Gallery

Click here to see the full collection from the photographer Jeffery Rease. 

On View: Now
Library Reference Area

Spreckels The Library: Art, Architecture and Artifacts
Coronado Public Library Historical Archives

Open since February 2020 (i.e. pre-pandemic) to commemorate the Coronado Public Library's 130th Anniversary, this exhibit features historic photographs and memorabilia that tell the story of the library's history, from its inception in 1890 to present day. Notable artifacts include the handwritten Library Constitution, photos of the original Coronado Beach Library, and architectural drawings from different expansions and renovations that took place over the years. 

On View: Now - Labor Day
Coronado Community Center (C3) Gallery


Past exhibits have included World War II in Words and Pictures; Designed by Edith Head; the Art of Folk Costume; and L. Frank Baum and the Hotel del Coronado.  A large diorama case at the entrance to the Children's Library features displays as diverse as the "Holiday Animated Window" and the "Old General Store".

To view the Past Exhibits gallery, go here.

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