New exhibit on the 3rd floor

Never Again poster sampleThe final exhibit of the term is up on the 3rd floor of the library and continues with the term-long theme of ‘NEVER AGAIN’:

Holocaust Posters, 1933-1945
An Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith Poster Exhibit

This evocative poster series begins in pre-Holocaust Europe, when Jewish communities were centers of cultural and social ferment. The ensuing horror is unforgettably invoked in these posters, which portray a word gone mad and another world isolated and destroyed.

Exhibit Dates: November 7 – December 11

New exhibit now open: Hiroshima Ground Zero

Hiroshima Ground ZeroThe second of the featured traveling exhibits making a stop at Hamersly Library this fall is open for visitors. The Hiroshima Ground Zero exhibit is made up of a series of posters from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in Japan that inform of the aftermath and effects of nuclear weapons. Designed for schools and suitable for all ages, the posters promote peace through education.

The exhibit will run from Friday, October 16th – Sunday, November 1st on the 3rd floor of the library. In conjunction with the exhibit, we will be hosting a lecture from Hiroshima survivor, Ed Kawasaki of Portland on Wednesday, October 28th at 4:00 p.m. in HL 107. See a full schedule of events here.

Fall exhibits & events @ the library

Fall exhibitThere is a lot going on at Hamersly this fall! Through a partnership with the Wholistic Peace Institute, and support from the Office of the Dean of Liberal Arts and the College of Education, the Hamersly Exhibits program is bringing the Hiroshima Ground Zero: NEVER AGAIN! exhibit to campus. The exhibit is curated by the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in Japan.

The library will be hosting events, exhibits, and speakers throughout fall term and you are invited! See a full schedule here.

New Spring Term Library Exhibits

Our Spring 2014 exhibits include:

May Day dancersMaple Hall: Celebrating 100 Years
Dedicated in 1914 as the first campus gymnasium, Maple Hall celebrates 100 years of service to the Western Oregon University campus. This exhibit features the many activities and people associated with Maple Hall. Through its evolution as a gymnasium, student recreation center, ROTC training, and dance studio, Maple Hall remains a place for active learning and a place to showcase creativity.
Located: 2nd floor gallery


More about Spring Term Exhibits...

Herstory & History
Abstract images of woman abound in history, representing some of the most enduring human ideals – sovereignty, justice, nature itself. These images are juxtapose with history to see some to the ways in which image and reality interweave and influence the forming of gender rules and roles by successive generations.
Located: 3rd floor galleries

These two new exhibits will run on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the library until June 13th, 2013. See our flyer for more information.


New Fall Exhibits @ the Library

Hamersly Library cordially invites you to the fall 2013 exhibit reception, Wednesday, October 9th from 4:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.
The exhibits run Monday, September 23rd through December 13th, 2013 featuring:

ShadowsSHADOWS~ Anna Daedalus and Kerry DavisShadows is suite of life-size photograms that evoke the shadows of victims vaporized by the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. To create the images, artists Anna Daedalus & Kerry Davis designed and built a custom photo booth where participants were invited to lend their shadows in commemoration. This body of work was developed with a 2013 Project Grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council.

Oregon Archaeology CelebrationOregon Archaeology Celebration: A traveling exhibit of Oregon Archaeology month posters. Each October, Oregon Archaeology Celebration creates a poster to promote Oregon’s cultural past. The 18 posters which make up this exhibit feature the wonders of archaeology around Oregon. Each poster depicts a different aspect of Oregon archaeology, covering a range of topics including climate change, volunteers in archaeology, Fort Rock Cave, a coastal shell midden site, preservation of ship wrecks, technology through time, and the Oregon Trail.


Additional exhibits include: Homecoming2013: Evolution of Waldo Wolf in the 1st and 3rd floor lobbies, Current Faculty Publications in the 1st floor, and Japanese-American Relocation Center Newsletters in the 2nd floor Lobby