HSP is pleased to announce a new document display, running until November 10th, 2017. With this free display, we’re partnering with Tyler School of Art to create a dynamic display that marries art and historical documents.
Sources Resourced: Immigration History through the Lens of Art sees historic sources paired with contemporary artistic translations that speak to how college students today consider issues around immigration. Seniors from the Visual Studies Department at Tyler School of Art studied primary sources from Temple’s Special Collections and HSP’s collections, including scrapbooks, journals, letters, flyers and pamphlets. These historical documents helped them to learn about experiences of immigrants and citizens in the U.S. from the early 1800s through the late 1900s. The students then created responses in a variety of media that melded the historic with contemporary concerns.
Students also composed artistic statements about their thought process. They are available on the iPads accompanying the display, as is more detailed information about the historic documents.
HSP is open to the public Tuesday and Thursday 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Wednesday 12:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., and Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Come in to explore what it means to be an immigrant, now and in the past!