Debra Swanson, Professor of Sociology, received a Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA)/Library of Congress Faculty-Student Research Program Award for the project titled Cloth and Clay: Understanding and Exhibiting African Art through an Anthropological Lens. Joining Dr. Swanson in this project are students Maddalena Frissora, Trinity Frye, and Elizabeth Gomez.
This project will use faculty-student collaboration to research the history and use of African textiles and ceramics at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. in order to mount a small exhibit at the Kruizenga Art Museum in Fall 2021. This project will research the origins of two large African art gifts to the Kruizenga Art Museum in 2017 and 2018.
Congratulations, Debra, Maddalena, Trinity, and Elizabeth on your new GLCA/Library of Congress award!