The Kennedy Library produces a major exhibit in the spring, in the Gallery at the Commons on the second floor in the Learning Commons. The Gallery at the Commons area is an open gallery space of 880 square feet, partially illuminated by natural light, where student study spaces are adjacent to and sometimes integrated within exhibits. This space also hosts traveling exhibits that support the campus curriculum.
These major exhibits provide opportunities for student curators and designers to assist with installation and graphic design of complex and exciting exhibits. Past exhibits have featured work by students and faculty from architecture to fine arts and biology to planetary science. Event openings and related events have featured demonstrations, guest talks, and hands-on workshops.
The Living Library
April 12, 2016 – June 3, 2016
“The Living Library” exhibit showcases Cal Poly’s united efforts towards sustainability and resilience, through practices ranging from art, architecture, and agriculture, to engineering, public policy, and community service.
Opening reception: April 12 in Kennedy Library 4 pm-5:30 pm.
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# I Am Cal Poly: Campus Stories About Identity
April 17, 2014 – Sept. 4, 2015
# I Am Cal Poly is a Cal Poly MultiCultural Center campaign and Kennedy Library exhibit in partnership with Dr. Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti, which engages the campus in conversations about the meaning of unique and intersecting identities through a collection of photos and personal narratives. Opening reception: May 8 in Kennedy Library 3PM-5:30PM.
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Objects of Affection
May 12, 2013 – June 15th, 2014
The “Objects of Affection” exhibit draws upon the personal papers of families featured in the Re/Collecting Project, an online archive and ethnic studies memory project of California’s Central Coast directed by Grace Yeh, associate professor of ethnic studies. Opening reception: May 23 in Kennedy Library 3PM-5PM.
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A photography exhibit using student-engineered images, sounds and textual documents which draw from University Archives materials.
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