The Public History Project will be hosting a special Student Night at the Chazen Museum of Art on Thursday, September 29 at 5pm to celebrate the opening of our premiere exhibition Sifting & Reckoning: UW–Madison’s History of Exclusion and Resistance. Student Night will take place in the Chazen’s Mead Witter Lobby and will feature performances from First Wave scholars! Free food will be provided as well as exclusive Sifting & Reckoning and UW PHP stickers! Students will have the opportunity to experience the exhibition, talk with the director and assistant director of the Public History Project, and gather with community in the Chazen.
Sifting & Reckoning takes a thematic approach to the history of UW–Madison highlighting the history of social organizations, housing, academics, athletics, social action, and more. With over 175 years of extensive research, oral histories, and rare artifacts from the UW–Madison Archives, the exhibition seeks to present the long and storied history of marginalized people at the university and the ways their resistance, in spite of exclusion, has positively impacted the institution. For more information on the exhibition, please visit publichistoryproject.wisc.edu and reckoning.wisc.edu to access our complete digital exhibition.