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Exhibits Archive

Exhibits

  • Vietnam War: Through the Lens of Time (2015)
    • An examination of the 40th Anniversary of the Vietnam War with a focus on Vietnamese culture, US involvement in the Vietnam War, political implications from four viewpoints (North, South, East, West), experiences of the boat people, and Operation New Arrivals at Camp Pendleton.
  • Journey to the West (2016)
    • A celebration of the Lunar New Year featuring displays of a banquet table, Chinese dragon, Chinese Americans, moon gate produced by the Design Dept, red envelopes, Introduction to the Monkey King, Silk Road panorama, and identify your Chinese zodiac animal. 
  • Uncommon Ground: Behind the Barbed Wire (2017)
    • An exhibit focusing on the 75th Anniversary of Japanese American Internment: Executive Order 9066, life in the internment camps, letters to and from Librarian Clara Breed, and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team
  • Mana Pacific Islander Heritage (2017)
    • Students in the MANA program chose 4 Samoan words to encapsulate their experiences in the MANA program:  Malosi (strength), Alofa (love),  Aiga (family), Mana (power).
  • Veteran's Day Exhibit (2017)
    • Exhibit dedicated to veterans with artifacts supplied by the MCC Veteran's Center and veterans.
  • A Time to Heal  (2017)
    • Art exhibit providing a safe space for our war veterans to reflect and share their stories with the community as they work with a team of artists in developing mixed media self portraits.
  • Pilipinx American Heritage Month (2017, 2018)
    • An exhibit dedicated to sharing and preserving the Pilipinx culture.
  • We The People (2018)
    • Exhibit celebrating the community that is MiraCosta College and demonstrating our humanity as well as our creative and collaborative spirit:  Innovation, scientific issues, inclusive learning environments for children with special needs, stories from MCC staff, faculty and students, oral history project of MCC veterans, art representing the 50 states.
  • Practice Gratitude (2018)
    • Exhibit presenting inspiration quotations on being grateful with activity encouraging participants to write a note of gratitude to anyone they want. 
  • Book Art (2018)
    • Exhibit showcasing book art created by Writing Center Director Denise Stephenson.
  • Voces Americanas: Latino Literature in the United States (2018)
    • Traveling exhibit focusing on Latino Literature in the United developed by Humanities Texas. 
  • Bilingualism & Spanish in the United States (2018)
    • 8 pull-up poster displays curated by Professor Claudia Woodward in collaboration with the Languages Dept at San Diego State University (SDSU) featuring binlingualism and Spanish in the US.
  • Gee's Bend Quilts (2019)
    • Exhibit showcasing quilts created by descendants of slave in an enclave along the Alabama River.  These quilts were "discovered" by an art collector and made famous through national art museums and exhibitions. In 2006, the US Postal Service commemorated the Gee's Bend Quilts in postage stamps int he American Treasures series.
  • Resilience in the Face of Adversity (2019)
    • Exhibit honors the work of nine historical figures who are not necessarily the most well-known black figures in history though they sparked changed and made an indelible mark on Black History.
  • History of the Library (2019) 
    • A timeline of an institution, The Library. A chronology showing he evolution of ancient libraries into contemporary libraries: Library of Congress, public, academic, mobile libraries,
  • Great Poets (2019)
    • Photographs of popular poets accompanied by their memorable quotations and books of poetry.
  • Autism Awareness (2019) 
    • An exhibition of sensory tools from the MCC Child Development Center with a presentation from Cheyen Cyr, an autistic college student.
  • Mental Health (2019)
    • In cooperation with MCC Health Services, infographs and contact information for several national and local suicide prevention and mental health services. Display promoted efforts to "talk openly, recognize symptoms, and utilize resources that address mental health.

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Theme: Women's Suffrage and Equality (2019-2020)

  • Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Notable Latinas (2019)
    • ​Exhibit celebrating Latinx Heritage Month focusing on 14 notable Latinas in various fields. Kick off exhibit on the 2019-2020 theme of Women's Suffrage and equality to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Women's Suffrage in 2020.
  • Empowered or Exploited: Women Representation in Comics (2019)
    • Exhibit developed by summer library intern Sarah Pultz exploring the representation of female characters in comics.
  • Land and Space (2019)
    • A focus on women who contributed to the creation of some US national parks and the NASA space program.