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Sun-up to Sundown: Selections from the Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives Collection

Sun-up to Sundown: Selections from the Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives Collection of the MSU Museum

April 14 -  June 16, 2013
MSU Museum Lobby/Foyer

 

Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 1, 5-7 p.m.
 
Work shapes our lives. When we meet strangers, our first question is "what do you do?" We are not asking about their non-work activities as much as we want to understand one of the most important ways of defining ourselves and others: what we and they do as "work." This exhibition features selections from the Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives Collection of the MSU Museum. The collection features a wide variety of artistic expressions of work and worker culture across a diverse array of media from Michigan, the U.S., and other nations around the world.
 
The Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives Program was founded twenty years ago through the cooperation of the Labor Education Program of the MSU School of Human Resources and Labor Relations and the Michigan Traditional Arts Program of the MSU Museum; over its decades of existence, the program has explored and presented the richness and diversity of worker experience and workers culture through a wide spectrum of avenues and activities.
 
For more information on the program contact: John P. Beck, Associate Professor in the Labor Education Program, MSU School of Human Resources and Labor Relations at beckj@msu.edu  or C. Kurt Dewhurst, Ph.D., Curator of Folklife and Cultural Heritage and Professor of English, Michigan State University Museum; and Director, Arts and Cultural Initiatives and Senior Fellow, University Outreach & Engagement, MSU at dewhurs1@msu.edu.
 
See the Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives brownbag lecture series here (scroll down). 
 
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Images:

Top, left -- Artist: David Hlongwane  Object ID: 2008:139.4 Washing Women, South African.
 
Top, right -- Artist: Al Reis, Object ID:4854.1  Winston Churchill at the wheel of a ship.