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Thursday, February 09, 2017

Incredible Journeys: The Life Histories of Museum Objects (Exhibit)
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University

Wake Forest first-year students in museum studies curated this exhibit exploring the “object biographies” of intriguing specimens in MOA’s collections. The exhibit traces objects from their original use through the missionaries, traders, soldiers, and doctors that acquired them, the connoisseurs that collected them, and finally how anthropologists (and the Museum) might use them. The exhibit showcases the range of the MOA’s collections and the diverse trajectories objects can have. Admission is free.

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Visions of Home: A Celebration of Gullah Art & Culture (Exhibit)
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University

Home has personal significance and meaning. Home may be a place, landscape, object, journey, or relationship. Through contemporary art and ethnographic artifacts, home is envisioned as a patchwork of places, histories, and identities by the Gullah people of the southeastern Atlantic coast. This exhibit features original works on this theme by Sea Islands artists from the Red Piano Too Gallery, as well as works by Wake Forest University Professor Katharine Ziff, and objects from the Museum of Anthropology's collection. Admission is free.

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Playing with Spirits: Pokémon and Shintoism (Exhibit)
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University

The video game franchise Pokémon is one of the most popular cultural products to ever come out of Japan. Now more than 20 years old, it is still enjoyed by children and adults throughout the world. Much older is Shintoism, the Japanese religion that inspired Pokémon. This mini-exhibit features objects related to Shinto practices and the cultural underpinnings of Pokémon, including the miniature art of netsuke—the original “pocket monsters.” Admission is free.

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Professor Deacon's Cultural Cabinet (Exhibit)
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University

What does a culture look like? Are the ideals, behaviors, symbols, and celebrations that comprise a culture truly unique, or do they share things in common with other cultures? A professor posed these questions to a group of WFU students, who then sought out the answers right here on campus. Objects representing the “Wake Forest University Culture” are on display alongside ethnographic objects from the Museum’s collection, allowing visitors to see for themselves how cultural traits might be both unique to a certain community and common to societies the world over. Admission is free.

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High Point CVB hosts Civil Rights Panel Discussion (Community Event)
Time: 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau

How Far Have We Come? HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 19, 2017 — With the month of February commemorating African American heritage, the High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau (HPCVB) will host a panel discussion on the newly released documentary film, The March on an All-American City. The documentary gives a chronological timeline of how an African American community and an All-American City survived the racial tension of the 1960s. Prominent citizens of High Point share their stories, experiences and knowledge about a critical time in the city’s history as the walls of segregation came tumbling down. The discussion will be held at the Regional Visitors Center, Feb. 9 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. The first half of the program will focus on the 60s Civil Rights Movement and the second half will focus on modern race relations. Panelists will include Phyllis Bridges and Mary Lou Blakeney. Please RSVP to Kimberly Mozingo at 336.884.5255 or kmozingo@highpoint.org.

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