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Current Exhibits

2019
Ernest Lowe: Black Migrants to the Central Valley, 1960-1964
January 22 - April 5, 2019
Kolligian Library, 280 & 355
Ernest Lowe: Black Migrants to the Central Valley, 1960-1964 On view January 22 - April 5, 2019 KL280, KL355 Immediately following World War II, more than 30,000 Black sharecroppers migrated to California's Central Valley. Coming from places like Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Mississippi, these migrants looked to escape the oppression of new-slavery tenant farming and the Jim Crow south. These migrants established their communities in the shadows of the giant farms of the Central Valley, but...
2016
Tissiack: Yosemite Fall Mural
Summer 2016 - present
KL380 North
Tissiack by William Poulson Summer 2016 - present KL380, North  William Poulson’s Tissiack, the Ahwahneechee American Indian tribe’s name for Half Dome, is a stunning depiction of Yosemite National Park in the fall. The mural, which stands over 8’ wide by 14’ tall, was completed in 1989 after two full years of design and construction. Poulson created the mural with over 2200 pieces of glass following a traditional method utilizing leaded glass and copper foil, with steel reinforcement. Tissiack...
The Chief: Yosemite Winter Mural
Spring 2016 - present
KL380 North
The Chief by William Poulson Spring 2016 - present KL380, North  William Poulson's stained glass murals of Yosemite are the culmination of many years of drawing, design and fine craftsmanship. Poulson, inspired by the extraordinary beauty of the Yosemite Valley, the words of John Muir, and the paintings of artist Albert Bierstadt, spent three months in 1986 camping in the Yosemite Valley and sketching from different viewpoints. The Chief, completed in 2008, is done in the traditional method of...