Please save the date and join us at the reception in celebration of the exhibition, No Human Being is Illegal: Posters on the Myths & Realities of the Immigrant Experience on Wednesday, September 14, 1230-2pm at the Wignall Museum. This is the first time we’ve been able to hold our exhibition reception during college hour, so we hope you can stop by, view the exhibition and enjoy light refreshments and music from dj trickmilla! This event is free and open to all, so feel free to bring a colleague, students, etc. Stay for 5 minutes or as long as you’d like!
The exhibition features more than 70 current and historic posters exploring immigration and the political poster. Organized by the LA-non-profit Center for the Study of Political Graphics, the exhibition connects to various disciplines of study including Sociology, History, Political Science, Art, Art History, Graphic Design, AJ, Anthropology, Correctional Science, Philosophy, Economics, Geography, Statistics, Spanish, ESL, and many other areas.
Thanks to Spanish Professor Tamari Jenkins who assisted with the translation of the essay by CSPG Director Carol Wells. Much of the educational materials content is presented in English and Spanish, and we’re proud to have a number of Spanish speaking volunteer docents who will be available to assist any Spanish speaking visitors. Professors Limón and Rachel Hanna will join me in conducting a bilingual tour of the exhibition later in the semester and we hope we get native speakers as well as students learning Spanish to join us. There are a number of other exciting programs that we’re offering in concert with this exhibition. Please see a full list below or online.
This exhibition and related programs are generously supported in part by the President’s Equity Council, Associated Students of Chaffey College, the President’s Host Account. Institutional support for the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art is provided by Chaffey College and the School of Visual & Performing Arts. We are grateful for all of the support to do our work.
If you would like a hard copy poster to advertise the exhibition and public programs, please let us know. We can drop a poster off to you. Our exhibition takeaway and Ask Art Toolkit (aimed at Faculty) can be found online at www.chaffey.edu/wignall.