Pollak Library Exhibits Schedule

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Current Exhibits

Butt What is Art? A Sanjay and Craig Fine Art Retrospective

Dates: April 12, 2014 - June 20, 2014
Curator: Emily Tyler, MFA, Exhibition Design and Museum Studies
Location: Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery
Description: A collaboration between Nickelodeon Studios and California State University, Fullerton's Visual Arts Department. For this retrospective, the collaborators have brought together a comprehensive collection of production art that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the world of television animation. The series art includes original character sketches, layouts, backgrounds, title cards, storyboards and animatic video. In addition, the curators have commissioned original art for the exhibition, from paintings, sculpture, and a one-of-a-kind collection of Fart Jars.

 Belief Systems & Religions in Cultural Context

Dates: February 21 - May 31, 2014
Curator: Trish Campbell, Exhibit Program Coordinator, Pollak Library, CSUF
Location: West Terrace, Pollak Library, Second Floor
Description: An overview and examination of the world's religions from monotheistic and polytheistic practices. The display includes books from the collections of Pollak Library available for checking out (please take your selection to the Circulation desk).

Torah Scrolls: Hebrew Texts from Jewish and Christian Sacred Writings

Date: February 18, 2014 - May 31, 2014
Curators: George Giacumakis, Ph.D., Museum of Biblical & Sacred Writings and
Trish Campbell, M.A., Exhibit Program Coordinator, Pollak Library, CSUF
Location: East Terrace, Pollak Library Second Floor
Description: Torah Scrolls have been copied by hand through the centuries by Jewish Scribes. We display three Torah Scrolls on loan from Rabbi Haim Asa of Fullerton, California and 1 Torah Scroll on loan from the The Dead Sea Scroll Foundation.

Unveiling Mystery: the Women of Islam

Dates: February 10 - May 31, 2014
Curators: Trish Campbell in collaboration with Essraa Nawar and Theresa Paulsrud
Location: West Terrace, Pollak Library Second Floor (near the bridge)
Description: This is a Pollak Library sponsored exhibit inspired by a similar display in Leatherby Libraries at Chapman University. The intent of this display is to help dispel misconceptions about women and Islam.

Government Documents: A Library Within A Library (Closed prematurely (April 7) due to earthquake damage in the library)

Dates: February 5 - May 1, 2014
Curators: Ruth Dye and Marilyn Slagle
Location: Pollak Library First Floor South (near the Circulation Desk)
Description: This is a Pollak Library sponsored display meant to provide a broad overview of Government Documents by highlighting some of the library's maps, books, documents, and microforms in our collection.


Upcoming Exhibits

The following exhibits are scheduled to go on display in Pollak Library.

A.W.E.: Art Wonder Earth

Dates: April 23 - TBD
Curator: Shannon Brayshaw
Location: Pollak Library Fourth Floor North
Description: The exhibit takes place during the month of April--a month strongly connected to environmental protection and advocacy largely through Earth Day (22nd). Focusing on educational themes of art and the environment's connection with youth, this exhibit targets credential students and educators as well as anyone interested in today's youth and their relationship to the environment. The curator hopes to inspire students and patrons of the library. A.W.E. also contributes to the art community by exploring the creative inspiration conjured from nature while hosting an art exhibit of papier-mache sculptures.

The Great War: A Community Remembrance of the First World War, 1914-1918

Dates: July - September 2014
Co-curators: Danielle Stephan and Lindsay Huysentruyt
Location: Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery
Description: The exhibit presents photographic and historical artifacts from World War I to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the war, which will include a special section dedicated to the ancestors of Orange County residents who either fought in the war, or experienced it intimately in some other manner.

Art of Brea

Dates: July - September 2014
Curator: Sue Hall Nguyen, Ph.D., Museum Director, Brea Museum & Heritage Center
Location: East Terrace, Pollak Library Second Floor
Description: Visual creativity used to communicate personal interpretations of the past, present, and future of Brea--Fullerton's neighbor to the north. Through ephemera, expressions of popular culture, and fine art, the Brea Historical Society wants to promote memory of the past. 

The Cooper Center: A Novel Partnership for Preserving the Past

Dates: October - December 2014
Co-curators: Jeannine Pedersen and Meredith Rivin
Location: Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery
Description: The exhibition tells the story of the partnership between the County of Orange and California State University, Fullerton to preserve Orange County's incredible collection of fossils and artifacts. The exhibit explores the history of life in Orange County and features the history of Orange County archaeology and paleontology with over 30 artifacts and fossils from the County's collection.

CSUF: Heart Gallery

Dates: October - December 2014
Curator: David Cherin
Location: West Terrace, Pollak Library Second Floor
Description: A project under CSUF's Master's of Social Work Program, this exhibit raises awareness and promotes the adoption and fostering of dependent children in Orange County through the display of photographs of dependent children waiting for a forever home.

Keystone Korner

Dates: January - March 2015
Curator: Benjamin Cawthra
Location: Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery
Description: The exhibit commemorates the legendary San Francisco jazz club. Kathy Sloane's photographs and interviews recall a singular community space during a time of cultural change. the exhibition will feature 40 of Sloane's photographs, text and audio from oral histories, and memorabilia from the club.

Misfires, Cul-de-sacs, and Mistakes

Dates: January - March 2015
Curator: Klutch Stanaway
Location: East Terrace, Pollak Library Second Floor
Description: The exhibition offers a glimpse into the process of an artist. The artist in the studio makes innumerable wrong turns, suffers material mistakes, makes plans that never materialize, and does experiments that possess them for weeks only to realize their idea is a conceptual cul-de-sac.

Writing Across Media

Dates: January - March 2015
Organizer: Martha Webber, Ph.D., Assistant Professor English, Department of English, Comparative Literature and Linguistics (CSUF)
Curator: Nicky Rehnberg, Graduate Student (CSUF)
Location: West Terrace, Pollak Library Second Floor
Description: A key aspect of the exhibit is interactivity, which will take viewers on a trip through the materiality of the writing process--a recursive "adventure" that includes pre-writing, drafting, revising, and producing or performing a "final" text.

Historical European Martial Arts: A Lost Legacy

Dates: April - June 2015
Curator: Myles Cupp
Location: Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery
Description: Will display the emergent field of Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA), featuring reproductions of surviving manuals on combat from the medieval period, Renaissance and beyond. Accompanying these reproductions will be replicas of historical arms and armor. The exhibit will also feature displays highlighting the role of women, Africans, and Jewish communities that have survived in the historical record.

Weird and Wonderful: Creatures of Coral and Kelp (working title)

Dates: TBD
Curator: Diane Witmer, Professor and Chair, Department of Communications (CSUF)
Location: Pollak Library First Floor South, the open space and cases around the Circulation Desk
Description: The exhibit consists exclusively of Witmer's underwater photographs, including marine life from both local cool water kelp forests and warm water coral habitats.

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