Exhibits on Display

The exhibits committee hopes you have enjoyed the summer’s exhibits: Library Artistry, Crisis in the Ranks, Portraits, Gardening: Good Bugs, Bad Bugs, and Audubon Birds.

A piece of exciting news is that we have received grants from the Friends of the Library for the purpose of renovating and replacing library exhibit cases. The two cases under the escalator have been fitted with sliding glass doors, which are much easier (and safer) to handle than the old heavy bottom-opening glass windows. The Friends have also provided funds to retrofit two of the cases on the second floor mezzanine and to purchase a modern table case for the first floor. Work on the two second floor cases will begin sometime after the close of the art show and is anticipated to be finished by the start of the Spring semester. The table case will be available to student groups.

October sees the presentation of a new exhibit in the first floor cases, a display on Eugenics. This exhibit expands on the theme of the campus’ October 21st symposium Eugenics in California: Science, History, Policy and Ethics, which the Center for the Historical Study of Science, Policy & Ethics and the History Department are hosting. The library’s exhibit, The Influence of Eugenics, includes a selection of books on eugenics in literature as well as books on its historical and contemporary aspects. The Library Special Collections and Archives Department and the Library Gallery are hosting related exhibits.

The month of October also features a special art display on the walls of the second and third floors as well as two cases on the mezzanine. The Young People’s Peace and Friendship Art Exhibit, hosted by Soka Gakkai International USA, Sacramento, showcases art by young people from six to twenty years old. Take time to stop, look and enjoy this vibrant display of young Sacramento talent.

Both of these exhibits end on October 31.

Coming up in November: Women’s Studies at CSUS, an exhibit highlighting the campus’ women’s studies program. See it on the first floor of the library . – Carol Gebel