Voices of the River: Life along the Yakima
January 9, 2013 - June 11, 2013
Voices of the River celebrates the diverse stories and experiences inspired by the Yakima River of south-central Washington state, giving voice to the women and men whose lives have been intertwined with the river and introducing visitors to the web of biodiversity in this dynamic, changing ecosystem.
Archeologists Dig Central: Excavating the Campus
October 13, 2012 - December 1, 2012
History exists beneath our feet, waiting to be dug up. Archaeologists Dig Central explores the role of archaeology on the Central Washington University campus, and brings to light some rarely seen items left behind over thousand of years. Co-curated by students Erin Chenvert and Karina Harig, with help from Shane Scott of the Central Washington Anthropological Survey.
Particles on the Wall
September 19, 2012 - December 1, 2012
Particles on the Wall (POTW) is an interdisciplinary group exhibit exploring elements of science and the nuclear age, Hanford history, their thread through our lives and their bearing on the Columbia River and natural world. The goal of the exhibit is to unite the arts and sciences to forge a more healthy and peaceful world, while exploring Hanford history and the nuclear age. Exhibit pieces illuminate key events regarding the nuclear history and role of nuclear technology in Washington State, current concerns with radioactive contamination, and the quest for peace. Given the magnitude of the topics, the tone of the exhibit is one of quiet commentary yet restraint, to best impart both the need for concern and an element of hope in the face of issues on war, peace, and the nuclear age that rest in our own back yards.
No Place Untouched by War: The Second World War and Central Washington College of Education
May-October, 2012, Barge Hall
No Place Untouched by War explores the experiences of the cadets of the 314th Army Air Corps detachment and their time at CWCE, from 1943 until 1944. Using photographs, newsletters, and personal accounts, this exhibit provides a rare glimpse into the lives of young people—both cadets and college students—during WWII. This exhibit was curated by Museum Studies senior Kevin Sodano, with assistance from senior Michael Chapman
Cruisin’ the Washington Fossil Freeway with Artist Ray Troll and Paleontologist Kirk Johnson (February 4 - April 15, 2012)
Journey Stories (January 28 - March 11, 2012)
Storytelling through the Mail: Tall Tale Postcards (September 29, 2011 - January 21, 2012)
The Secret Life of Shells
Guns, Furs, and Steel: Alexander Ross at the Crossroads
Beyond Black and White: The Stories Behind Our Masks
Collections Spotlight Mini-Exhibit: Ceramics
River of Memory