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    An Inside Look: Egypt’s Legends Told through Textiles

    The Godwin-Ternbach Museum came out with it’s newest exquisite exhibition titled “From From The Desert To The City: The Journey of Late Ancient Textiles,” located right on campus in Klapper Hall. Free of charge and open to anyone who ventures into Klapper Hall, the museum itself covers two floors within the building, with each floor covered in rich history of the Egyptians from remnants of textiles and art.   “From From The Desert To The City,” is an amazing way to discover what went on in the lives of Egyptians from the 4th to 7th century, by seeing all the lure and religious ties carefully woven through cloth. The exhibit…

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    Art, Design Faculty

    The Godwin-Ternbach museum held an opening reception for the Design Faculty exhibition on September 13th. The exhibition showcased the work of over 20 Queens College faculty members, and the diverse artwork on display included sculptures, interactive displays, flipbooks, envelopes, film posters and more.   Matthew Thurber is an adjunct professor in the design department and teaches classes on graphic novels and traditional animation. His contribution to the collection was several flipbooks, which visitors to the museum can pick up and engage with themselves.   “I could have made this an animation on a screen, but I thought it was more interesting to make it anti the spectacle of the screen,”…

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    Coptic textile donation expands QC museum’s collection

    The estate of Rose Choran recently donate to the Queens College Godwin-Ternbach museum 85 Coptic textiles from Egypt that are 1,500 years old. Along with the textile donations, art books were also donated to the museum. These textiles are expanding the museum’s textile collections. The textiles will be on display from May 15 to May 20 in the museum. Associate professor of art history at Brooklyn College and Byzantine specialist, Jennifer Ball, will be speaking at the museum during the display. The term “Coptic” comes from Copts, an ancient Christian group from Egypt. The textiles are from 3rd to 7th century AD when Egyptians, Romans and Greeks co-existed. The textiles…

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    60 Years at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College

    The Godwin-Ternbach Museum welcomes members of the Queens College community to come celebrate its 60th anniversary with artworks until Dec. 17. Selections from the best works in the collection will be on display to celebrate the anniversary by exploring the museum founders, revisiting the origins of the collection and examining art today. Tours and discussions on art collecting are provided to gain a better understanding of the process and artwork. Admission is free to all who desire to come and admire the works of art. The collection includes prints by African-American artist Hale Woodruff, Op art by Venezuelan artist Jesus Rafael Soto and 5th century ceramics from Nazca, Peru, among…

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    Event focuses on racism and reflection in poetry

    Sharon Olds and Robin Coste Lewis, both poets, were guests at the “Literary Legacies” event Nov. 16 at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum. Kimiko Hahn, a distinguished professor at QC, welcomed the audience by introducing both poets. Lewis praised both Olds and Hahn as she was familiar with them. “Hahn was my teacher. I have learned so much from her,” Lewis said. “Sharon lays a foundation builds a plant for writers. I read every book of hers, and I got terrified in a good way.” Lewis is the author of “Voyage of the Sable Venus” that explains the history of black women and discrimination against them. It was came out last September.…