Art exhibits of note at Musselman Library

Photo credit to Gettysburg College

Photo credit: Gettysburg College

Musselman Library

Next time you’re in the library and need a break from your work, take some time to visit a few of the art exhibits currently on display throughout the building.

Right to Serve, Right to Lead: Lives and Legacies of the USCT

Visit the current Special Collections exhibit Right to Serve, Right to Lead. The exhibit uses original artifacts, documents, and photographs to follow the evolution of African-American participation in the Civil War and show how sacrifice both redefined the purpose behind the war and created a lasting and illustrious military tradition. Curated by 2017 Brian C. Pohanka Intern, Matthew LaRoche ’17, this exhibit draws from both the private collection of Angelo Scarlato and local pieces from the collections of the Adams County Historical Society.

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Visit the Main Floor Apse to view award-winning nature photographer and wildlife artist Sandra Blair’s photographs of flowers and insects.  Blair lives in Central Pennsylvania and is the Visual Resources Curator in the Department of Art and Art History.

Around the Global Family Table & Setting the Table

On Musselman Library’s Ground Floor, members of the Globalization Studies capstone class present a photo display, Around the Global Family Table, and a case display, Setting the Table, which complement each other with photos of diverse food dishes and displays of tableware items used around the globe. The photos and display items were contributed by Gettysburg College students and faculty. According to the members of the Globalization Studies class, “Our hope with the two projects is to shed light on the diversity of cultural experiences by our Global Gettysburg family through the visual display of international cuisines in a family-style setting. We also hope to spark dialogue about globalization and what it means to be living in our highly interconnected world.”

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