Uc Davis Arts and Humanities Graduate Students Showcase Work in Multidisciplinary Exhibition


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When Sara de Blas Hern ? ndez sat down to write her master's thesis on the Spanish-speaking peasantry of Kilvenmani, a small village in central Spain, she didn't think she'd end up in a museum.

But that's exactly what she did, and her work is now on display at the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at the University of California, Davis, reports the Sacramento Bee.

Hern ? ndez's piece, titled "A collaborative quilt to increase awareness about the Spanish-speaking community," is part of "The Arts and Humanities 2024 Graduate Exhibition," which features the work of 25 graduate students in eight disciplines, including anthropology, art history, art studio, comparative literature, creative writing, design, and English, as well as Spanish and Portuguese.

The Bee describes it as "a free, public opening reception will take place June 6 from 5:30pm to 9pm" at the museum, with art history students presenting their research on May 31.

Among other things, Hern ? ndez's "Gestation or, Time and Necessity" is a looping, image- and narrative-driven depiction of Xenoresteia's thoughts, feelings, and flesh as she has transitioned from "male" to "female."

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