At the Lloyd

Abloom in the Desert

January 26 - March 21, 2015

It might be winter, but it's never too early to start thinking of summer and sand. Join us at the Lloyd this winter as we take you to the deserts of the east and the west.

View rare and unique volumes from the early 17th century to the present on cacti and succulents from the Lloyd’s vast botanical book collection.  We'll explore the earliest accounts of cacti, a new-world plant, including early medicinal uses. Plus, a look at how the cactus got its name (including the other names it had before Linnaeus stepped in), decorative uses, and the wide variety of cacti out there.

Then, we'll take you eastward as we explore the deserts of Saudi Arabia through the
photographic eye of Joel Quimby, as he shares with us his visual documentation
of time spent in the Middle East. It's the desert in a whole new light.



Two different deserts, two different worlds, one fascinating planet.





Permanent Exhibit: The George Rieveschl, Jr. History of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Exhibit

Lloyd cold stillThe George Rieveschl, Jr. History of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Exhibit features a patented Lloyd Cold Still (at right) built in Cincinnati and used at the University of Michigan and at AYSL Corp; significant components of the Soxhlet extractor used by Drs. Monroe Wall and Mansukh Wani to isolate the anti-cancer drug Taxol® at Research Triangle Institute in North Carolina; and culminates with a look at the anti-allergen drug, Benadryl® and its creator, local Cincinnati scientist and philanthropist, George Rieveschl, Jr.

This exhibit made possible through the generous support of: The George Rieveschl, Jr. Book Fund; American Chemical Society-Cincinnati Chapter;  American Society of Pharmacognosy Foundation; Elizabeth Wakeman Henderson Foundation; AYSL Corporation; Research Triangle Institute;  LLM’s Friends and Donors; Anonymous; Camden Foundation; In Memory of the Grabowski Family; Brian Hanson; and Benet’s Pharmacy.






Upcoming Exhibits

May 8 - early August 2015 - Medical Illustration exhibition, opening reception and lecture by Dr. James Ramage on the medical innovations of the Civil War.

October 10 - Opening, "The Forest for the Trees," including opening night film screening

March 2016 - woodcut exhibition, featuring rare and historic volumes alongside modern woodcut art.

Want to exhibit your own artwork at the Lloyd?

For more information about exhibiting artwork at the Lloyd, please contact the Curator, provide a resume, a digital sample(s) of your work, a possible topic of your show, and time frame(s) that you are available to exhibit. We will get back to you with a decision and other information at our earliest convenience.

Exhibition Catalogs - Past Exhibits

"Wounded Home" (July 20, 2013 - January 18, 2014) (Click here to view the exhibition web page)

"What Makes the Reindeer Fly?" (December 1, 2012 - February 28, 2013)

"The North American Experience: Early American Illustrated" (March 25-June 21, 2013)