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Cloth As Community: Threading the Needle of Past, Present, and Future

Cloth as Community explores the textile traditions and fashion of the Hmong people, providing new insights into a history, heritage, and culture that spans multiple continents and countries connected through cloth. Highlighting items from the Donald & Beverly Gerth Special Collec­tions & University Archives’ Southeast Asian Community Resource Center Collection, large story cloths, individualized garments and small textile pieces will be displayed alongside full traditional outfits borrowed from private collectors, Hmong fashion enthusiasts, and designers/artists.

The exhibition is on view at the University Library Gallery and also in the Donald & Beverly Gerth Special Collections & University Archives, January 24 - May 19, 2023.

Cloth as Community is a collaboration between Project Hmong, Special Collections and University Archives, Sacramento State, and the University Galleries.

Reception Parking for February 2, 2023: Guests can park without a permit on floors 4-6 of Parking Structure 3.

January 24 - February 25, 2023

  • Exhibition Reception Thursday, February 2, 5-8PM
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Yaron Michael Hakim: Psittaciformes

In his recent body of paintings and sculptures, Yaron Michael Hakim examines his South American heritage and living between cultures, having been adopted by Jewish parents, growing up in Israel, and migrating to the United States as young adult. His rich paintings on repurposed sail cloths, depict hybrid creatures--part human, part parrot, set in lush jungle environments. Directly referencing parrot species native to Colombia, the anthropomorphized birds traverse multiple identities—real and imagined.

March 9 - April 22, 2023

  • Artist Talk: Thursday, March 9, Noon-1:30PM
  • Exhibition Reception: Thursday, March 9, 5-8PM
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Learn More About Our Past Exhibitions

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ConSortiUm, a collaboration of CSU Galleries and Museums presents PLATFORM: A Series of Conversations with Socially-Engaged Artists, Curators, and Collectives.