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Sac State hosts Melanesia photo exhibit

02-03-2012


“The Song” is one of 32 photos on exhibit in the Anthropology Museum.

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Take a quick trip to the South Pacific with a Sacramento State alumnus by visiting the University’s Anthropology Museum now through Wednesday, Feb. 29.

“Art of Ethnography: Images From Trobriand Islands Fieldwork” is a collection of 32 photographs by former student Andrew Connelly, who is doing doctoral work in Melanesia for Australian National University.

The museum is in Mendocino Hall 1000. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Connelly will give a free lecture on his work, “History, Ethnography, Photography: A Year in the Trobiand Islands,” at noon Friday, Feb. 17, in Mendocino 1005. It will be followed by a catered reception from 1-2:30 p.m. in the museum.

Connelly received his bachelor’s in Social Science and returned to Sac State 12 years later, earning a master’s in Anthropology in 2007. In 2008, he began doctoral studies in Pacific History at Australian National University, which will host the exhibit when it closes at Sacramento State.

For more information on the exhibit, call (916) 278-6067 or go here. For media assistance, call Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.

– Craig Koscho
ckoscho@csus.edu