For Women's History Month, and transitioning into April, the University Library has on exhibition What Women Read and What Women Write. The exhibit is on both sides of the main level grand staircase. The east side features female authors from Alabama, including Harper Lee, Fannie Flagg, Helen Norris, Anne George, Rheta Grimsley Johnson, and Kathryn Tucker Windham. The west side features titles we are currently reading as well as some book selections. Check it out before it ends.
Closing date: April 25, 2014.
¡Art in Argentina! and Mexican Muralists
Exhibit: March 11 – 31, 2014
The Latin American History class is providing a series of displays during March and April on various topics. This month the class displays are Mexican Muralists and ¡Art in Argentina!. The exhibit is showcased on the blue tables by front entrance of the library.
¡Art in Argentina!
The art of Argentina has a rich history and reflects many of the events of the country's social and political movements. Through their art, Argentine artists have been able to bring communities together, uniting people and ideas.
-Cassidy Bell, Sara Fortenberry, Janet Whittaker
Benito Quinquela Martin
Mexican Muralist Movement
The artists took their role seriously of educating and bettering the people of Mexico. They painted city walls, churches, government buildings, in every public spaces of the country, so every citizen had access to the messages spread by their art. All the muralists created very diverse pieces of work and often used imagery that the common people would have recognized. They depicted scenes from the Mexican Revolution, Spanish Conquest, political movements, and everyday life of oppressions from the past.
-Alan Dement, Sarah Duke, Hannah Munoz, Abby Thompson