Kuba Textiles: The Art of a Kingdom

Kuba design cloths are multi-use, geometric panels produced in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They tell a 400-year story spanning the unification of a kingdom, the creation and collapse of a Belgian colony, and the birth of an international art market.

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What Does Food Mean to You?

  • What memories do you have of food?
  • How does your identity inform what and how you eat?
  • Where does your food come from?
  • Who taught you about the food you make and eat?
  • Is your food linked to immigration and migration stories?

These are some of the questions students in Dr. Jennifer Esperanza’s Food and Culture class at Beloit College thought about as they explored food’s many meanings. In this exhibit, students share stories about food and what it means to them, their families, and those around them.

We invite you to visit the exhibit to read these stories, learn a new recipe, and think about what food means to you.

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“Nothing Servile:” Native Resistance at the Santee Normal Training School

“Nothing Servile:” Native Resistance at the Santee Normal Training School tells the story of how students at a Native American boarding school combatted forces of assimilation and preserved aspects of their cultures. Curated by Morgan Lippert ’21, it explores our nation’s infamous Native American boarding school system—in doing so, questioning Santee’s connections to Beloit College.

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Framing Land: U.S. Colonial Postcards of the Philippines

Focusing on places represented in postcards printed during the U.S. occupation of the Philippines, this exhibit invites you to think about how land is framed, transformed, and interpreted in a colonial context.

This exhibit was curated to complement Joan Carling’s appointment as Chair of the 2021 Weissberg Program in Human Rights and Social Justice at Beloit College. Carling is an indigenous Filipino human rights activist and environmentalist who has defended native and marginalized peoples’ rights for over two decades.

Exhibit curated by Dr. Jennifer Santos Esperanza and Manuel Ferreira

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