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The Rutgers University Art Library is pleased to announce From Island to Ocean: Caribbean and Pacific Dialogues by Fidalis Buehler and Juana Valdes. This exhibition is presented by the Center for Cultural Analysis in conjunction with Brigham Young University Humanities Center’s Archipelagoes, Oceans and Americas Research Group and the Rutgers University Libraries.

September 1- December 6th, 2015, exhibition at Rutgers University Art Library

September 9th, 2015 Exhibition Opening Reception, 4:30-6:30 at Rutgers University Art Library

Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 01:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., gallery talks by Fidalis Buehler, Assistant Professor of Studio Art at Brigham Young University and Juana Valdes, Professor of Art at University of Massachusetts-Amherst. 

Followed by a panel & reception 4:30-6:30 p.m. including:

Mary Eyring, Assistant Professor of English at Brigham Young University

Brian Russell Roberts, Assistant Professor of English at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Michelle Stephens, Department of English and Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies 

Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel, Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies and the Program in Comparative Literature.

Center for Cultural Analysis’ 2015-16 Seminar: – Archipelagoes - This seminar explores the archipelagic, as both a specific and a generalizable geo-historical and cultural formation across various planetary spaces, including the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas, the Caribbean basin, the Malay Archipelago, Oceania, and the creole islands of the Indian Ocean. As an alternative geo-formal unit, archipelagoes can interrogate epistemologies, ways of reading and thinking and methodologies, informed implicitly or explicitly by more continental paradigms and perspectives. Keeping in mind the structuring tension between land and water, and between island and mainland relations, the archipelagic focuses also on the types of relations that emerge, island to island, when island groups are seen not so much as sites of exploration, identity, sociopolitical formation, and economic and cultural circulation, but rather, as models.

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The Archipelagoes seminar and exhibition is made possible with the generous support of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Departments of American Studies, AMESALL, English, French, Geography, History, LHCS, and Sociology; and by the Program in Comparative Literature, the Center for African Studies, the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities, and the Institute for Research on Women.

If you have questions about the Art Library Exhibition spaces please contact Art Librarian, Megan Lotts at  or (848)932-7189.  Please visit our research guide that includes information about our Past, Present, and Future happenings at:  

Buehler & Valdes exhibition at Rutgers Art Library

Juana Valdes

Fidalis Buehler


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