Take a trip through the ways people around the world have used natural substances to change their moods, thought processes, behaviors, and levels of awareness. Explore -- safely -- the uses and cultural contexts of various psychoactive materials. This new exhibit uses Logan Museum collections to heighten visitors' understanding of the uses and histories of substances ranging from tobacco, alcohol, and chocolate to betel, kava, and peyote. Note: no actual psychoactive substances are included in the exhibit.
Runs through July 5th, 2015 in the Shaw Gallery, Logan Museum second floor.
Professor Christi Clancy’s WRIT100 class (themed “This is the End”) has opened their class exhibit, “Face it, You're Basic (or Nah): The End of the Individual in Modern Times.” The exhibit explores how social media, consumerism, and racism affect individuality.
Runs through Sunday, March 8, 2015 in the Logan Museum Foyer on the first floor.
It's easy to forget the men and women who worked here
few traces of them now
their labour has disappeared--replaced by happy tourists, art
But the grease under the machines hold their stories.
-- from "Cockatoo Island,” by Sarah Attfield
This special exhibit by Professor Sonja Darlington's FYI, hopes to bring the distinct and yet heterogeneous aspects of work, working class, and working class life into clearer focus. Runs Tuesday, November 20th, through Sunday, March 15, in the Shaw Gallery on the museum's second floor.