Upcoming Exhibits in the Multicultural Resource Center
“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Book Talk & Art Reception”
Dates On Display: August 15- October 11, 2013
Book Talk & Art Reception: Wednesday, September 4, 4-5 pm, facilitated by Dr. Frank Woods, Associate Professor of African American Studies.
Description: “Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, and more. Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can’t afford health insurance.” Dr. Frank Woods, Associate Professor of African American Studies, will discuss the book and the exhibit.
Art Exhibit in the MRC “Worlds Collide” by Nathan Deir ‘12
Dates On Display: October 11-December 13, 2013
Artist Talk & Reception: Wednesday, November 6, 4-5 pm
Location: Multicultural Resource Center, 062 EUC
Description: “The work in this exhibit is focused on our diversity of perspective, and how our subjective realities culminate in a more objective reality that we all share in. It is meant to communicate both the importance as well as the difficulties associated with this diversity. In other words, while we tend to see our world in specific terms (i.e. our own reality/perspective), there exists concurrently a myriad of other perspectives which can often seem quite foreign or alien, however, it is the summation of these realities/perspectives which makes us who we are as a collective people.”
A Sampling of Past Art Exhibits in the Multicultural Resource Center
Four different exhibits are mounted in the Multicultural Resource Center during the academic year, two each semester. Pictured below are examples from some of the exhibits to date. Visit the art wall, think about the culture that inspired the work on view and get a conversation started among your classmates! You can also meet the artist at specially scheduled reception times!