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.
Object Investigations 2015
Together, the Logan Museum of Anthropology and Wright Museum of Art curate over 400,000 objects. Have you ever wondered how these objects made their way to Beloit, how they were made, or the significance to the people who made them? These are just a few of the questions collections management students investigated as part of their object study research project. Runs through July 5th, 2015, in the Shaw Gallery, Logan Museum second floor.
None of the Objects Were Edible
Before the Object Investigations exhibit was installed, students in English 223: The Short of It, studied the objects chosen without knowing their origins or uses. Based on these observations, students wrote labels for the objects in a literary genre of their choice—fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. The only limitation was that the resulting work should be, at under 150 words, “label” sized. Runs through July 5th, 2015, in the Shaw Gallery, Logan Museum second floor.
What Culture is She Wearing? Examining Appropriation at Beloit College through Photos
What harm is it to wear objects from a different culture? This is one of several questions being asked in an exhibit of photos from the 1930’s-1960’s of Beloit students wearing cultural objects from the Logan Museum of Anthropology’s collections. What Culture is She Wearing? Examining Appropriation at Beloit College through Photos examines how Beloit College students have changed the way they interact with objects and view other cultures. Curated by Franny Alfano'15. This exhibit runs through July 5th, 2015, Foyer, Logan Museum first floor.
Form, Function, Fusion
Intro to sculpture class students completed a casting project in which students juxtaposed artifacts from the Logan collection with contemporary objects. You can see many of these creations and the museum objects on which they are based throughout the Logan Museum. This exhibit will close on July 7, 2015.