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W.E.B. Du Bois 150th Birthday Exhibition (2/28/2018)

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 12:00pm
Start Date: 2/28/2018 Start Time: 12:00 PMEnd Date: 2/28/2018 End Time: 1:00 PM
SJSU Main Campus - King Library
Room: Cultural Heritage Center

An exhibit of photographs and materials reflecting on the life of scholar W.E.B. Du Bois, coordinated by Prof. Michael Cheers. Currently on display through March 2018 in the MLK Library, Cultural Heritage Center. Celebrate Black History Month as we recognize one of our most recognized scholars! Exhibit available during Library open hours Reception 2/28 Noon in 525 MLK Library.

The Art of Protest (King Library) (2/1/2018 - 3/30/2018)

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 12:00am
Start Date: 2/1/2018 All DayEnd Date: 3/30/2018
SJSU Main Campus

SJSU Main Campus - King Library

SJSU Main Campus - King Library
Room: 4th Floor Exhibit Gallery

“The Art of Protest” Presented to you by Sharat G. Lin, PhD. Mr. Lin is a collector and is the curator of “The Art of Protest” collection. He is also the former President of the San Jose Peace and Justice Center, a writer on Global Political Economy and Social Movements. This exhibit consists of 29 original silkscreen posters created between 1969 and 1979, except for 1 created in 2017 during the most recent upsurge in protests. The artists of these posters were mostly anonymous students at UC Santa Cruz and UC Berkeley. In 1969 – 1979, the dominant theme was opposition to the Vietnam War, but also Racial Justice, the Environment, State Repression, and the Functioning of U.S. Democracy. This exhibit documents through art the social movements of the period and how students and other activists viewed and responded to the issues of the time. “The Art of Protest” will be on display from February 1st through March 31st, 2018 on the 4th floor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library.

Worldwide Cobblestone Pavements (King Library) (12/2/2017 - 1/30/2018)

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 12:00am
Start Date: 12/2/2017 All DayEnd Date: 1/30/2018
SJSU Main Campus

SJSU Main Campus - King Library

SJSU Main Campus - King Library
Room: DiNapoli Gallery

Portuguese Cobblestone Pavements in the World Ernesto Matos, in his travels around the world, went on capturing disconnected images, and building an inventory of this carpet made up of small stones in two colors; carved by hand. In each photograph the author invites us to reflect on the formidable Portuguese Epic, forever leave a mark in the inhabited spaces, including the Bay Area in; San Jose, Hayward, and San Francisco, as if each cobblestone pavement were itself the Padrão (stone monument set up by the Portuguese in newly discovered lands). Art, Stone by Stone By addressing the subject from several perspectives: History, Design, Geology, Colorimetry, and Architecture, Ernesto Matos shows that Portuguese cobblestone pavement is more than just the simple application of natural stone. It should be perceived as a natural cultural expression of Portuguese prototype. Its foundations trace back to a legacy from history, a cultural and technological medley of Roman and Arab construction that finally took hold in Portugal in the XV century during the reign of D. João II. Man, laid out his destiny by taking to the road. Step by step, hand in hand, he metamorphosed the walk and conceived the pavement. Through pavements, peoples and civilizations were united, conquests anticipated, and routes and riches found. Today, this art, so typically Portuguese, may be found in many parts of the world. Each locality takes advantage of its rich natural geological resources and uses primarily the region’s prevailing stone. This is the case in Algarve with the marble and schist and the islands (Azores and Madeira Archipelagos) with the black basalt. In most municipalities in recent years, the Portuguese cobblestone pavement was used as one of the requirements for urban designation. Sponsored by: Portuguese Heritage Society of California. Opening Reception: Saturday, December 2nd, 2:00 PM; 2nd floor room 225. Open to the public, Free Admission.