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To the Mountaintop: A Social History of Mountaineering

Education

Mountains are as much a part of the human psyche as they are a part of the landscape. In his last speech, Martin Luther King spoke of having “been to the mountaintop” and seen a land of greater promise, and Americans proudly sing the lines, “From every mountainside, let freedom ring.” Literally and symbolically, mountains are a source of liberation. But in helping some reach new heights, mountains have also been the backdrop to past and present struggles that have left others feeling looked down on. This exhibition features historical materials from Western Libraries Heritage Resources that explore the complex relationship between our love of high altitudes and issues of gender, race, and class.

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• Fri 3/22/19 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Nobody Goes Home Sad: Photographs of the Gallery 6 Poets, 1956-2015

Art Show, Installations, History/Science, Photography

Historical photographs by Walter Lehrman and John Suiter showing intimate portraits of trailblazing poets and authors from the Beat generation of the 1950s. Featured poets include Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, Michael McClure, and Philip Whalen, who are shown attending parties, sitting for impromptu portrait paintings, and giving public readings of their work. This series of rare photographs and original publications gives a glimpse into the lives and inspiration of these great figures of 20th century literature. The exhibit is free and open to the public, and is available for viewing Monday-Friday from 11:00am-4:00pm (closed weekends and holidays) in Special Collections (Wilson Library 6th floor) on the Western Washington University campus.

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• Mon 4/1/19 at 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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