Objects of Affection

Written by on May 7, 2014

Objects of Affection exhibit opens May 12 with reception May 23

“Objects of Affection,” an exhibit that draws on the personal papers of families featured in an ethnic studies project, will be on display at the Kennedy Library at Cal Poly from May 12 to June 6.

An opening reception featuring spoken word, musical entertainment and authentic Filipino cuisine is planned from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, May 23, in Kennedy Library’s second floor.

Objects of Affection exhibit posterThe exhibit is taken from the Re/Collecting Project, an online archive and ethnic studies memory project featuring families of the Central Coast and directed by Grace Yeh, associate professor of ethnic studies at Cal Poly. The exhibit features Yeh’s “Filipino Love Stories” traveling exhibit, a project made possible with support from Cal Humanities, a partner of the National Endowment of the Humanities.

Through stories, photographs, letters, songs, and performances, “Objects of Affection” explores the intimate lives of those in our diverse community, showing the powerful ways people can forge rich community bonds and friendships in response to social and legal exclusion.

The exhibit and opening reception are free and open to the public. The exhibit is open during regular business hours.

The exhibit is a collaboration of Cal Poly’s Ethnic Studies Department, Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies Program (LAES) and MultiCultural Center, and the Filipino American National Historical Society, California Central Coast Chapter (FANHS Central Coast Chapter)

For more information, visit www.calpoly.edu/exhibits.

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