In/Visibility – Exhibition of Hmong art at the Aurora Downtown Campus Library

Based on the Pick Museum of Anthropology’s 2015 exhibition, Storytelling: Hmong American Voices, and curated in collaboration with a Hmong Community Advisory Council, In/Visibility: Hmong America and the Art of Storytelling explores Hmong American identity, the politics of displacement and what it means to belong. Featuring first-person reflections, textiles, and artwork by Aurora native and Waubonsee Community College alumna, J. Tshab Her, this exhibit considers how Hmong life has changed since refugees first entered the United States in the 1970s and what it means to be Hmong American today.

In/Visibility: Hmong American and the Art of Storytelling  is on exhibition at the Aurora Downtown Campus Library until Saturday, April 14th, 2018. Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to view the exhibit during the library’s normal hours of operation.

SPRING BREAK LIBRARY HOURS (March 12-16): 8:00-4:30 M-F (we will be closed Saturday, March 17)

Coming soon!  Spring Break, the week of March 12-17, Library Hours will be Monday-Friday 8-4:30.  We are closed Saturday, March 17.  Enjoy your break, and you may want to sign up for an 8-week half-term class starting the week after break – registration is now open!  The library also has Summer Course Schedules available now, if you would like to plan ahead for Summer Term.

Upcoming March highlights also include St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, Daylight Savings Time, March 11, and the Academy Awards, this Sunday, March 4.  My vote for Best Film of 2017 goes to the WWII Churchill drama, The Darkest Hour.  Non-nominated films I enjoyed in 2017 include the musical Beauty and the Beast and the documentary Kedi, about cats in Istanbul.

Before saying farewell to February and hello to March Madness, let’s take a look at the highlights of the 2018 Winter Olympics for our Chicago-area hometown favorites:

  • Winfield-born figure skater Bradie Tennell brings home a team bronze.
  • Much-medalled speed skater, Shani Davis, settles for 7th at his fifth Olympics.
  • Women’s Hockey teammates Kendall Coyne and Hilary Knight bring home gold!

Go Team USA!

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