Previous Exhibits 2008

2008 Exhibits

Tikkun Olam - Repairing the World

Tikkun Olam is a traveling exhibit from the Mizel Museum. The exhibit promotes intercultural respect and awareness by presenting poems, songs, and drawings from people around the world on how we can make the world a better place. Tikkun Olam means “to heal the world.” While the phrase Tikkun Olam is Hebrew in origin, all cultures share a vision--expressed in myth, legend, and story--of what it means to set the world aright.

Tikkun Olam

Conceived and assembled by artist Christy Honigman, and executed by some 54 participants from 27 countries, the project endeavors both tangibly and metaphorically to represent the universal nature of Tikkun Olam, and the inherent connection between art, healing, and transformation. Many of the participants are survivors of torture and exile.  The participants offer pictures, poems, songs and personal prose to represent their interpretations of Tikkun Olam.

September 13 – December 13, 2008

Prijedor - Lives From the Bosnian Genocide

The Health Sciences Library hosted an exhibit in the 3rd floor Gallery. The art exhibit depicted the genocide that transpired in the town of Prijedor and nearby concentration camps. Through documentary artifacts, photographs, and first-person survivor accounts, the exhibition presented a compelling chronicle of human tragedy. Bosnia

The University of Colorado Office of the President, the Office of Diversity and CU Anschutz Student Senate as well as many other sponsors made contributions to assist in bringing this exhibit to the Health Sciences Library.