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Current Exhibits

They Thought They Buried Her. They Didn’t Know She Was a Seed: Photographs from Louisville, 2020

The exhibit in the main gallery is titled, “They thought they buried her, but didn’t know she was a seed” Photographs from Louisville, 2020. It features the photography of Erica Williams, a Houston-based artist with roots in Louisville, Kentucky. Williams, who also curated the exhibit, provides a photographic response to the deaths of Black community members, including Breonna Taylor, at the hands of the Louisville Metro Police Department. Williams traveled Louisville, documenting activists as they marched, rode bicycles, and carried signs calling for an end to police violence against Black community members.

 

Calls to Action: Protest Signs from Ellensburg

In 2021, local activist Todd Mildon donated signs carried by Ellensburg activists to the CWU Archives and Special Collections. Mildon, a lecturer in the CWU Department of Law and Justice and board president of Central Washington Justice for Our Neighbors, was hoping to preserve these signs (and, by extension, the stories they tell) to inspire future generations of activists. Included in this collection are signs that demand an end to racism, that support the Black Lives Matter movement, and that call for immigration reform and a strengthening of immigrants’ rights.

 

Agates: Beautiful and Complex (Window on Central exhibit)

This exhibit features some of the beautiful agates in the MCE collection.  But they are not only beautiful to look at, they also tell us complex geological stories!

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