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TWU Library features haunting exhibits

10/14/11

DENTON — The Blagg-Huey Library at Texas Woman’s University is gearing up for Halloween, both close to home and on a global scale.

Three exhibits focusing on issues both fun and serious are on display through Monday, Oct. 31 on the first floor of the library, located on TWU’s Denton campus. All exhibits are free and open to the public during regular library hours. For hours and additional information about the library, visit www.twu.edu/library/general-info.asp.

“TWU’s X-Files Go Public: Hauntingly Spooky Tales” is a collection of tales from the University Archives, revealing the weird and hauntingly unusual. Visitors can learn about the doll whose eyes are said to follow patrons of the Woman’s Collection and the mannequin who – legend has it – is more than just plastic. Exhibited for the first time, artifacts including a death mask, teeth, hair and plaster casts of children’s limbs will make their way out of the vault.

“Celebrating Dia de los Muertos” is a colorful display featuring an elaborate altar honoring the Day of the Dead and All Souls Day. The community is invited to honor family and friends who have passed with photographs, notes and letters. Items on exhibit include photographs and artifacts from the Woman’s Collection.

The “Weeping Blood Art Exhibit” depicts the global reality of violence against girls and women. Visitors will be exposed to the human rights violations women and young girls face daily across the globe. Featuring the stories of diverse women, the exhibit provides a glimpse into issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual abuse and state-sponsored violence against women. Reanae McNeal, an international speaker, performing and visual artist and honorary board member of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, created the exhibit. Ms. McNeal is pursuing a doctoral degree in women’s studies at TWU.


Media Contact:

Karen Garcia
Senior Writer
940-898-3456
kgarcia@twu.edu

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