Gallery Conversation: Land Grant

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Billy Morrow Jackson, We The People: The Land-Grant College Heritage (detail), 1987. Museum Purchase through the John Needles Chester Fund 1987-19-1
Billy Morrow Jackson, We The People: The Land-Grant College Heritage (detail), 1987. Museum Purchase through the John Needles Chester Fund 1987-19-1
Talks
Mar 2, 2017 - 5:30 pm
Main Level, Contemporary Gallery

Join us for a gallery conversation exploring themes in the Land Grant exhibition, which draws from libraries, archives, and collections across campus to propose an expanded field for considering the university—its founding and history, land use practices, and questions of indigeneity—all while assessing the current status of public higher education in the United States. 

Land Grant draws from libraries, archives, and collections across campus to propose an expanded field for considering the university—its founding and history, land use practices, and questions of indigeneity—all while assessing the current status of public higher education in the United States. Recognizing the ability of images to both legitimize and contest power, and experimenting with curatorial methods of evidence and inquiry, this exhibition takes stock of where we, as university students, stand today in relation to such questions.

The exhibition is organized by the graduate students of ARTH 546, a practicum in curatorial methods: Alyssa Bralower, Yue Dai, Evin Dubois, Maria Garth, Michael Hurley, Cory Imig, Lilah Leopold, Jenny Peruski, Luis Gonzalo Pinilla, and Allison Rowe. The course was led by Terri Weissman, Associate Professor of Art History, and Amy L. Powell, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.

Exhibition sponsored in part by Fox Development Corporation