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Encountering Marcus and Narcissa

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2018

In response to the defacement of the Narcissa Whitman painting and the Marcus Whitman statue that stands just off campus, the Encounters syllabus committee added a new unit this year. The unit centers around the statue, as well as the Maxey Museum exhibit entitled “A Proper Monument?” The fac...

A Proper Monument? Narcissa Whitman Exhibit

A Proper Monument? Narcissa Whitman Exhibit

Zoe Brown, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2018

Avisual exploration of the discourse surrounding the Whitman family makes its home in Maxey Museum’s newest exhibit, “A Proper Monument?”, which opened on April 11 and will remain up until May 5. The exhibit features a wall-mounted timeline of the Whitmans and the monuments that they left behind, beginn...

Continuing the Conversation: Politics of Material Memory

Continuing the Conversation: Politics of Material Memory

Kate Grumbles, News Reporter

February 1, 2018

On October 9, 2017, recognized nationally as Columbus Day and unofficially as Indigenous People’s day, the portrait of Narcissa Whitman hanging in the Great Hall of Prentiss was defaced and the hands on the statue of Marcus Whitman were painted red. This past Friday, students, faculty and staff gathered...

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