Through stories, pictures, songs, performances, love letters and a rich family history, Objects of Affection shows us what life was like for diverse families on the Central Coast.
The “Objects of Affection” exhibit draws upon the personal papers of families featured in the Re/Collecting Project (RECO), an online archive and ethnic studies memory project featuring families of California’s Central Coast. The project is directed by Dr. Grace Yeh, associate professor of ethnic studies at Cal Poly.
“These stories can’t be found in archives. They are personal stories and family photos,” Grace said.
The Provost has established a new campus-wide position that will assist in the coordination and stewardship of campus fine art collections.
The art collections at Cal Poly have significantly grown over the two past decades and this is an important step in assuring coordinated and effective stewardship of these important cultural resources.
Cal Poly staff member Catherine Trujillo, a trained registrar and cultural collections manager, has been appointed to this part-time appointment, through September 2014. Her professional work and her active roles in the campus and regional arts communities make her uniquely qualified to support campus stewardship of art collections.
People walking through the UU Plaza can take a little trip into Cal Poly’s past with the University Store’s historic window displays. Smiling women strum ukuleles, cheerleaders rally the Mustang spirit, engineers labor over an airplane and Amelia Earhart smiles wanly at passersby from the University Store’s windows, all in black and white. Read more