Thursday, February 21, 2019
The Museum is pleased to open a new exhibit exploring themes from the The Namesake (by Jhumpa Lahiri, 2003), the cornerstone of our National Endowment for the Arts Big Read in 2019. With Guest Community Curator Dr. Koeli Goel, this exhibit features objects and photographs loaned by members of campus and Champaign-Urbana South Asian and South Asian-American communities.
During Edmund Janes James's 16 years as president, he set the University on a trajectory to become a world-class institution, developing one of the great academic libraries, hiring a first-rate faculty, and launching a campus-wide building program that resulted in the construction of many iconic structures, including Lincoln Hall and Foellinger Auditorium.
Please join us for the "Can you judge an Asian by it's cover? art exhibit reception on Thrusday, February 21. 5:30pm at the Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada, Urbana.
How do novels like The Namesake allow us to learn to walk in someone else’s shoes? Scholars will discuss scenes from the novel that give us insight into some of the intangibles in the relationships between characters as a way of understanding our relationship with this novel and the value of reading more generally.