Tapestries of Hope: The Arpillera Movement in Chile.
Chilean arpilleras, small tapestries made from leftover cloth, tell the stories of human rights abuses at the hands of the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet in Chile. This art form emerged out of the widespread practice of “disappearing” human rights activists during the period of military rule, 1973 – 1990. Mothers and other loved ones of the missing created these small works, which expressed the pain of loss, as well as hope for a democratic and peaceful future. This exhibition emerges from the collection of Marjorie Agosin, a prominent Chilean poet and human rights activist. (September 21-December 10, 2016)
Liberty Denied: Immigration, Detention, Deportation. Recent art work explores the challenges experienced by immigrants, with a focus on the Pacific Northwest. (September 21-December 10, 2016)
(Part of the CWU year long social justice dialogue on immigration and migration)
Continuing through October 2016
Pluto and New Horizons.
Data from the New Horizons spacecraft has revolutionized our understanding of Pluto. Join the debate about what makes a planet a "planet" and how our knowledge about the Kuiper belt is changing. (Consultant: Dr. Bruce Palmquist)
A new campus wide model of the solar system. Our "sun" is the size of a baseball, hanging in the Museum's lobby. Pluto is located in the Art Department in Randall Hall! The planets and the asteroid belt are in between, in various campus buildings. (Co-curated by Museum Studies students Liz Seelye '16 and Drew Johnson '16, advised by Professors. Bruce Palmquist and Mark Auslander.)
The Wenas Creek Mammoth