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Native American Awareness Month Exhibit

November 1, 2013 – December 24, 2013
Oviatt Library’s Music and Media Department, 2nd Floor East Wing.
Please come to see the beauty of the Native culture, traditions and PowWows.  Explore past and present territories and see how Hollywood depicted Native Americans through film.
What is shocking is that the average American has a little or [...]

Seamanship and Settlement: The Portuguese Maritime Tradition and Macau’s Architectural Duality

Linked Exhibitions of Photographs and Images of the Portuguese Navy’s Tall Ship N.R.P Sagres, and the Historic Architecture of Macau, China.
This exhibition has been extended through July 10th!
March 10 – July 10, 2013 – 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Floor of the Oviatt Library
Join us to celebrate some 500 years of Portuguese maritime skill, daring [...]

Celebrando la Vida/Recordando Nuestros Muertos:

Celebrating Life/Remembering Our Dead
October 15-December 21, Library Lobby

Photography exhibition of Días de los Muertos celebrations at California State University, Northridge by Jennifer Gutierrez Morgan. Altar/Ofrenda installation by altarista Rosanna Ahrens Esparza. Student art work featuring masks, nichos (miniature altars), and traditional Mexican folk art.
Curated by Professors Yreina Cervantez and Lara Medina.  Sponsored by the [...]

One Amazing Community: Highlighting the Amazing Stories of Our CSUN Community

Libary Lobby, August 24 – October 8, 2012
Our ONE AMAZING COMMUNITY exhibit features the truly amazing stories of 10 CSUN student, faculty, staff, and community members. These amazing stories address diverse challenges: veterans’ issues, cancer, homelessness, spinal cord injury, foster youth, transgender issues, Holocaust survival, spinal muscular atrophy type III, triumph over tragedy, and volunteering [...]

Fantastic & Strange: Reflections of Self in Science Fiction Literature

September 18, 2012 – July 26, 2013
C.K. and Teresa Tseng Gallery
Science fiction literature, one of the most popular and entertaining genres in modern fiction, has been read and loved by children and adults for decades. From the earliest pulp publications to modern masterpieces, science fiction short stories and novels have often functioned as a lens through which we express [...]

Endangered Languages: A Linguistics Exploration

Oviatt Library Lobby Exhibit
January 30 – May 31, 2012
What if you were one of the last speakers of your language? Though it seems improbable, almost one half of the world’s 7000 languages are endangered – many have fewer than 25 living speakers. If nothing is done, these languages will die in this century, taking [...]

Valley Memories: The Catherine Mulholland Collection

September 20, 2011-July 27, 2012
C.K. and Teresa Tseng Gallery

Over the years, Catherine Mulholland, who loved libraries and the Oviatt in particular, donated her personal archives and those of her family to the Library, understanding the importance of preserving the past for future generations. This remarkable collection, dating back to the 1860s, is a journey through [...]

Passport to Success: Study Abroad and National Student Exchange

October 31, 2011 – December 23, 2011
Library Lobby

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.”
Students interested in expanding their horizons by studying in another country or at another school in the United States have a fantastic opportunity to do so through CSUN.  We invite you to learn about the affordability [...]

Reading and Remembrance

Library Lobby Exhibit
The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls, is an intense memoir in which the author recounts her at times astonishing and difficult childhood. As this year’s selection for the Freshman Common Reading Program, it will challenge students to look at themes like poverty, childhood, parenting and alcoholism. The Oviatt Library’s exhibit, in conjunction [...]

Images of Haiti: Selections from the Dolores Yonker Collection

April 22 – August 22, 2011
Library Lobby

Curated by students enrolled in the CSUN Department of Anthropology’s Spring 2011 Museum Anthropology course, this exhibition highlights artworks donated to the Oviatt Library Special Collections by CSUN Emeritus Professor of Art Dolores M. Yonker (1926 – 2008). An art historian, artist and hounsi kanzo, or Vodou initiate, who traveled [...]