In the past few days, some news sites have described uncertainty for the future of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). With NEH under discussion, we will take this opportunity to highlight good news from the NEH by celebrating winners of a 2016 NEH contest. (more…)
The Citizen Curator Project of Central Florida invites Citizen Curators to create a series of exhibitions for display at the John C. Hitt Library, the UCF Art Gallery, and online focused on the theme “Eliminationism and Resistance.” A particularly potent example of eliminationism, defined as social policies that seek to censor, suppress, exile, or exterminate others, is the recent Pulse nightclub attack, whereas the Orlando United campaign may be viewed as an act of resistance and reconciliation.
We urge participants to experiment, not only with a range of perspectives on the theme and historical source material, but also with the idea of what an exhibit can be. Anyone with an interest in affecting social change through exhibitions can be a Citizen Curator. This includes, but is not limited to, students, artists, activists, educators, and members of the community. No previous experience with curating is required.
How to Apply
To apply, email a 250-word description of your project to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 15, 2017. Please include the type of materials you will be using, the desired or proposed location of your exhibit (UCF Art Gallery, John C. Hitt Library, online, other galleries or venues of your choice), your vision (include a sketch or image if applicable), and how your project relates to the theme “Eliminationism and Resilience.” Individuals or small groups are welcome.
More information is available at: http://www.cah.ucf.edu/citizencurator/
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Book artist Bea Nettles will be speaking Tuesday, January 24, 2017, from 2:30 – 3:30 in the School of Visual Art & Design Gallery. This is a program sponsored by Special Collections & University Archives and the School of Visual Art & Design. (more…)
The Rosen Counseling Office and the Rosen College Clinic have partnered with the Rosen Library to create a welcome back display. Stop by the library to learn about the services offered by these fantastic campus offices. Pick up a flyer for you or a friend about wellness, nutrition, and other essential topics. Have a great new year and semester!
For the month of January, the UCF Libraries Bookshelf is celebrating books which help you make and keep (and sometimes ignore) resolutions. These are our faculty and staff choices for starting the new year off in the best ways possible.