Exhibit Highlights Hard Times in the OC
May 13, 2013
The entrance to the installation in the section “California To Be Continued” showcases current events and issues. Photo: Ryan LeBlanc.
Created by students of exhibit co-curator Benjamin Cawthra, associate professor of history and COPH associate director, it is a contemporary history exhibition that uses COPH oral history interviews, artifacts and photographs to examine how Southern Californians weathered the recession that peaked in 2008. Cawthra’s co-curator is Suzanne Fischer of Oakland Museum of California.
The exhibit opens May 18 and continues through April 14. The oral histories feature interviews with a laid off worker, a Disneyland annual pass holder, a theater director, a homeowner, a high school teacher, an education activist, a state park advocate and an unemployed college graduate.
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