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"Global Connections Through Dress"

October 1 - 31
Exhibit featured by Fashion and Textiles, Old Main Building, Fourth Floor.

Fashion and Textiles will be displaying global dress from five different countries throughout the month of October. Displays will include general information about the country, apparel production within the country, and traditional dress worn within the country. Featured countries include Japan, South Africa, China, South Korea, Vietnam, and Pakistan.

Global Connections Through Dress

"Celebrating Dia De los Muertos"

October 12 - 31
Curated by the Woman’s Collection Staff. Blagg Huey Library First Floor.

This colorful display features an elaborate altar celebrating Day of the Dead and All Soul’s Day. The community is invited to honor family and friends who have passed with photographs, notes, and letters. Among the items on exhibit include photographs and artifacts from the Woman’s Collection.

Day of the Dead 2011

"Global Connections Through Dress"

October 3 - 31
Exhibit featured by Fashion and Textiles, Old Main Building, Fourth Floor.

Fashion and Textiles will be displaying global dress from five different countries throughout the month of October. Displays will include general information about the country, apparel production within the country, and traditional dress worn within the country. Featured countries include Bangladesh, Japan, India, South Korea and Italy.

Global Connections Through Dress

"Weeping Blood Art Exhibit"

October 10 - 31
Designed and Developed by Reanae McNeal. Curated by the Woman’s Collection Staff. Blagg Huey Library First Floor.

The Weeping Blood Art Exhibit depicts the global reality of violence against girls and women. This exhibition intersects issues with race, class, age, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, and disability. Visitors to the exhibit will be exposed to the human rights violations women and young girls face daily across the globe. Featuring the stories of diverse women, this exhibit captures their voices and provides a glimpse into issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual abuse, and state-sponsored violence against women. Creator, Reanae McNeal, is an international speaker, performing and visual artist, and honorary board member of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. McNeal is pursuing a doctoral degree at Texas Woman’s University in Women’s Studies.

Weeping Blood Exhibit

"The Fascinating Life of a Doll"

June 6-Sept 7
Curated by Marilyn Dunham and the Women's Collection staff, First Floor Blagg-Huey Library, June 6 - Sept 7, 2011.

Evidence of dolls can be traced back to the earliest civilizations. Made from an assortment of materials including stone, bone, wood, clay, paper, fabrics and more recently, plastic, china, and porcelain, dolls have traditionally played a pivotal role in religious ceremonies and sacred rituals. Often they represented deities and gods. However, over the centuries, dolls and their purposes have transformed. Today, both children and adults have a shared fascination and curiosity with dolls. Whether collected for reasons of nostalgia or given as toys to young children, dolls are as unique as the people who enjoy them. For the first time, this collection of dolls is being displayed in the Blagg-Huey Library. Over the years, donors have added their favorite collectibles to this collection. The Special Collection’s invites you to journey through this joyful and playful exhibit.

 The Fascinating Life of a Doll

“A Cultural Rendezvous across the Pacific”

Curated by Kimberly L. Johnson, Woman’s Collection Blagg Huey Library, First Floor, May 1 - May 31, 2011.

Take a moment to embark on a magical experience as Asian-Pacific cultures come together. Escape into lands of enchantment where culture and history are brought to life through photographs, clothing, artifacts, paintings, and books. Wander among the stories of Japan, China, Samoa, the Philippines, and Hawaii and experience their culture and appreciate their heritage.

A Cultural Rendezvous across the Pacific 

"Day of the Dead"

The "Day of the Dead" exhibit, located at the TWU Blagg - Huey Library from September 13, 2010 - October 15, 2010, included a traditional alter as well as other historical information that showed the origins of the celebration.  Each year on November 1 and 2, Mexican families celebrate this holiday to remember people who have died.  These items are just a small sampling of that celebration.

 Day of the Dead

A Walk Through Africa

The “A Walk through Africa” exhibit, a private collection belonging to TWU’s Blagg-Huey Library staff member LaMargo Branch, includes a large number of items displaying the vast cultural diversity of Africa.  The exhibit features clothing, jewelry, masks, drums, textiles, and statues. Featured below is a Boubou woman's dress from Nigeria, wooden Elephants carved in Kenya, Headdress - Massai tribe and Batik Bone handle salad set - Kenya, Mbira Thumb Piano from Zimbabwe, and Massai Warrior Statue from Kenya.

A Walk Through Africa 

Gifts from Mukogawa University to the President

Gifts from Mukogawa University in 1993 to the President include two kimonos and many other beautiful items.  The two kimonos are one of blue-green silk with decorative birds made of many colors of thread. The second kimono, which is on display, features red and green silk with decorative birds in gold and silver thread. Some of the other items in this collection are a Shogun helmet, a part of a suit of armor and was donated to the collection in 1988.  The pillow on which the helmet rests is also part of this Japanese collection.

Gifts from Mukogawa University 

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