Pollak Library Exhibits Schedule

Exhibit Opening, 2011

Current Exhibits

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

Dates: July 12 - September 25, 2014 
Co-curators: students Danielle Stephan and Lindsay Huysentruyt, with alumna M. Daniell Whittington 
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.

The Art of Brea: History through Visual Expression An Orange County Community

Dates: July 7 - October 29, 2014
Curator: Sue Hall Nguyen, PhD, 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.

Weird and Wonderful: Creatures of Coral and Kelp

Dates: July 3 - September 30, 2014 
Diane Witmer, PhD, Professor and Chair Emeritus, Department of Communications (CSUF)
Location: West Terrace, Pollak Library Second Floor
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.

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

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

Banned Books: Celebrating Our Freedom to Read

Dates: September - October 2014
Curators & Contributors: Joy Sage, Joy Lambert, Anne Rimmer, and Trish Campbell
Location: First Floor North (near the elevators)
Description: This library-curated exhibit is an expansion on the national 2014 Banned Books Week campaign. Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read, to access information, and to express ideas.

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.

Misfires, Cul-de-sacs, and Mistakes

Dates: November 2014 - 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.

Keystone Korner

Dates: January - March 2015
Curator: Benjamin Cawthra, PhD, Department of History (CSUF)
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.

Writing Across Media

Dates: January - March 2015
Organizer: Martha Webber, PhD, 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
Student 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.

Science in Comics

Dates: TBD
Curator: Zoe Pettway Unno, PhD, Science Librarian, Pollak Library (CSUF)
Location: First Floor South, Near Circulation (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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