[Whiteford Curatorial Center]A.H. Whiteford Curatorial Center
The Andrew H. Whiteford Curatorial Center is the centerpiece of the lower level. The two-story, glass-enclosed facility is the main storage area for ceramics and baskets, as well as the center for curatorial activities in the museum. This workspace is used by museum studies students cataloging artifacts and preparing exhibits. At the north end are Pre-Columbian ceramics from Central and South America. The south end holds the museum's extensive collection of basketry. The mezzanine houses North American ethnographic objects in movable storage, as well as larger North American ceramics. Visitors are free to walk around the perimeter of the facility, viewing the extensive collections and the curatorial staff at work.
[The Winnebago]"History of Man" Murals - J.W. Norton
Around the perimeter of the Shaw Gallery, above the display cases, is a series of twelve mural paintings. Entitled "The History of Man", these murals were created between 1924 and 1926 by Chicago artist John Warner Norton (1876-1934) and were commissioned by Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Logan specifically for the museum. They depict various periods in human history relating to the composition of the Museum collections. The Museum also possesses study paintings for the murals.
To Show Our Reverence: Beloit, the Civil War, and Memorial Hall and Sons of Beloit
These two small, student-curated exhibits can be found in the foyer of Memorial Hall. To Show Our Reverence explores the history of Memorial Hall, which was built in 1869 as a memorial to the soldiers of Beloit and Beloit College who died in the Civil War. Sons of Beloit provides information on the men whose names are enshrined on the walls.
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