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The Patriarchy: Past and PresentJanuary - Mid-February, 2019Curated by Jennifer GovanDesigned by Trisha Barton & Angela PerroneThe Patriarchy refers to a family, group, community, society, social organization, or government where men predominate in positions of power. The term derives from the ancient Greek meaning 
Just Peachy!December 2019 - Mid February, 2020Curated by Jennifer GovanDesigned by Trisha Barton, Zoe Logan & Carlie ZhangIn the history of our nation only two presidents have ever been impeached: Andrew Johnson, for violating the Tenure of Office Act, and Bill Clinton, for perjury and obstruction of justice. Both were later acquitted by the United States Senate. Although other presidents have been threatened with impeachment, only two have faced formal impeachment inquiries in the House of Representatives: Richard Nix...
Bear And Eagle: Something More Than IntelligenceSeptember - Mid-October, 2018Curated by Jennifer GovanDesigned by Angela PerroneWe struggle with truths about the 2016 elections, while the United States-Russia summit leaves a large (question) mark in the history of our relations and liberal world order. Smack in the middle of Donald Trump’s presidency, mid-term elections concern us more than ever as we continue to face challenges to democracy at home.Why and to what extent are America and Russia tied? Ho...
NationalismMid Oct - November, 2019Curated by Jennifer GovanDesigned by Trisha Barton & Zoe LoganCreative Tech Developed by Carlie ZhangFrom the Know Nothings to the Trump era, our country has grappled with the push and pull of Nationalism, a movement that raises complex issues by its interwoven fabric of civic, cultural, ethnic, religious, and ideologic lines, typically self-defined and free from outside influence or interference.With the resurgence of the term in recent years, we examine Na...
Dear Mr. Gerry: Meandering Into ElectionsMid October - November, 2018Curated by Jennifer GovanDesigned by Carlie Zhang & Angela PerroneAs we gear up for mid terms, we take stock of the electoral process, particularly the (re)drawing of U.S. boundary districts. It’s been happening since 1812, when the Governor of Massachusetts, Elbridge Gerry, signed a bill that redistricted his state to benefit the Democratic-Republican Party to which he belonged. No contemporary strangers to the practice are New York, North Carolina, ...
Art Commission OverviewArt Commissions | OverviewStatement of PurposeEdLab is offering funding, exhibition space and support to artists who explore the intersections between education, technology, data, art, and media. The goal of
The Award Goes To Mis/RepresentationLate February - March, 2019Curated by Jennifer GovanDesigned by Ruta Kruliauskaite & Angela PerroneThe Oscars have not been without controversy, from this year’s lack of host, to surprising nominations of the best films. Like cinematic productions, awards may involve false or misleading contexts to sway opinion, even if misrepresentation is rightfully exercised through freedom of speech and artistic license.This display features books about awards in film and medi...
Teaching About SpeciesMid April - May, 2019Curated by Jennifer GovanDesigned by Carlie ZhangFabricated & Installed by Trisha Barton, Zoe Logan, Ruta Kruliauskaite, & Carlie ZhangIs it true that we care mostly about giant, often tropical or subtropical animals when thinking about endangered species and conservation? There's the Amur Leopard, Black Rhino, Hawksbill Turtle, Sumatran Elephant .... but what about the smaller fauna and flora -- the honeybee, American burying beetle, Louisiana quillwort, Georgia as...
Learning From ParksSeptember - Mid October, 2019Curated by Jennifer GovanDesigned by Carlie ZhangLearning From Parks explores the urban park as a metaphor for the acquisition of knowledge and importance of social infrastructure. The display draws attention to the history, design, and politics of New York City parks, especially the iconic Central Park, our nation’s first major landscaped public park, inspired by reformers who sought to improve public health and strengthen civil society.We offer ...
Getting In or Getting Out: College AdmissionsJune - Mid July, 2019Curated by Jennifer GovanDesigned by Carlie Zhang & Trisha BartonOperation Varsity Blues is the latest scandal in college admissions, arising from greed and the pressure experienced by many, especially the wealthiest, to get into the "best" schools, at whatever the cost. But what does this frenzy say about the big business of higher education? Test prep, cheating, lying, and buying your way in are symptomatic of a larger societal problem in the way we lo...