Pollak Library Exhibits Schedule

Exhibit Opening, 2011

Current Exhibits and Displays

Multicultural Children's and Young Adult Literature in the Classroom: A Student-led Exhibit

Dates: April 13 - August 7, 2015
Student Curator: Mariana Peñaloza
Location: Fourth Floor North, Pollak Library
Description: This display includes children's and young adult literature portraying the experiences of youth from different cultures within the United States, including Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans and Native Americans. Award-winning and culturally relevant children's fiction and non-fiction literature selected from the Pollak Library's juvenile and curriculum material collections are showcased to promote conversations about how to support literacy in the elementary and middle school classroom.

Historical European Martial Arts: A Lost Legacy

Dates: April 6 - June 29, 2015
Curator: Myles Cupp
Location: Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery
Description: Displays 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.

Related Programming

Two lectures will be given at the following dates, times, and locations (light refreshments will be served prior to each lecture):

Echoes of Steel: Swords in the Modern Imagination
Saturday May 2, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
PLN-103 (Pollak Library first floor, across from the gallery)

This presentation will dive into greater detail about the history and influence of swords and martial arts, starting with how the sword captures our imagination in film, literature and video games. It will then explore some of the more fantastic stories in fencing history that are stranger than fiction.

Read Between the Lines: An Introduction to Fightbook Analysis
Wednesday May 6, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery

This lecture will survey a wide sample of fencing books and get into the details of how context, language, culture, and translation impact our interpretations of European martial arts. It will shed light on the traditions studied by modern practitioners of Historical European Martial Arts and pique curiosity towards researching new traditions by giving guidance on how to approach them.

Second Act Inspirations

Dates: June 4, 2014 - May 31, 2015
General Curator: Elizabeth Redmon
Location: Pollak Library First Floor North
Description: In 2014 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) in the Ruby Gerontology Center at CSUF is celebrating its 35th anniversary. OLLI provides a continued learning experience for seniors in Orange County. This mixed media exhibit is scheduled to be installed in early June, run through the end of May 2015 and will rotate on a monthly basis.

Upcoming Exhibits and Displays

The following exhibits and display are scheduled to show in Pollak Library.

Dune: From Print to Cinema and Beyond (working title)

Dates:  September - December 2015
Curator of Print Material:  Patricia Prestinary, University Archives and Special Collections Archivist Pollak Library
Curator of Art:  Cliff Cramp, Professor and Program Coordinator of Illustration in Visual Arts at CSUF
Location:  Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery

The Birds & the Beasts: Following the Great Wildebeest Migration (working title)

Dates:  October - December 2015 (tentatively)
Curator:  Diane Witmer, PhD, APR, Fellow PRSA
Location:  Terrace, Pollak Library Second Floor
Description:  This exhibit consists primarily of photographs and images taken or created by Witmer. The images displayed are of wildlife from Tanzania, including Tarangire National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, and the Serengeti, following the route of wildebeest on their great migration, which is widely considered one of the wonders of the natural world.

Igniting Sales Careers - Sales Leadership Center

Dates:  TBD
Curator:  Mark Mantey
Location:  First Floor North
Description:   This display highlights the Sales Leadership Center in the Mihaylo College of Business, what it has to offer and how it can be used by students.  The goal is to help build awareness, highlight the Center's certificate, sales education, leadership, team-work, corporate partners and networking opportunities.

The History of African American Concert Dance

Dates:  January - March 2016
Curators:  Rita D. Page and Alvin Rangel
Location:  Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery
Description:  The exhibit will tell the story of African American concert dancers from the 1930s to the 1970s as part of the social protest movements for civil rights. This exhibit explores the contributions Black dancers and choreographers made to the cultural, political and social context of life in America.

Exhibiting Gender De/Re-Constructed: The Women's History Month Prize for Artistic Excellence

Dates:  January - March 2016
Curator: Karyl Ketchum, PhD
Location:  Terrace, Pollak Library Second Floor
Description:  In support of "Women's History Month" during the month of March, the Women & Gender Studies Program at CSUF will explore age-old beliefs about gender identity as well as reconstructing our notions of gender based on ideals of fluidity, diversity and nonconformity. The goal is to raise campus community awareness on the ways in which we can intellectually and socially stretch our notions of gender identity.

Science in Comics

Dates: TBD
Curator: Zoe Pettway Unno, PhD, Science Librarian, Pollak Library (CSUF)
Location: First Floor South (when it re-opens)
Description: Comic books are universally enjoyed and can be used to convey scientific concepts in education. This exhibit explores some of the forms of comics that present science for better understanding.

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