Posner Intern: Zhouna Ma

Zhouna Ma, a sophomore in Mathematical Sciences, is the current Posner Intern, whose exhibit on Peking Opera is in the Posner Center January 26, - April 30, 2018. We spoke with Zhouna about her experience with the internship.

How did you hear about the internship?

I found out about the internship from IDEATE weekly emails. 

Why were you interested in curating an exhibit on the topic of Peking Opera?

I decided to design an exhibit on Peking Opera because:

Blue Horses by Mary Oliver

Book cover image for Blue Horses

Blue Horses (New York: Penguin Press, 2014) is a slight book of deceptively simple poems, “something/inexplicable/made plain” as Mary Oliver says in “What We Want.” It’s only when you think further into them that you realize these poems have a lot to say. Oliver’s spirituality, like her imagery, springs from the natural world and the senses.

Fair Use Week: Keegan Barone

To Play Football Video

In recognition of Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2018, we recognize student work that represent the doctrines of Fair Use. This post was submitted by Keegan Barone, a sophomore in the School of Art, about her video remix, "To Play Football." Additional examples of student art can be found in the exhibit "The Art of the Remix," on the first floor of Hunt Library through March 30, 2018. 

Fair Use Week: Elena Deng

Elena Deng Image

In recognition of Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2018, we recognize student work that represent the doctrines of Fair Use. This post was submitted by Elena Deng, a freshman in the School of Design, about her collage, "10th Street Bridge." Additional examples of student art can be found in the exhibit "The Art of the Remix," on the first floor of Hunt Library through March 30, 2018. 

Special Collections Highlight: Jacob Lawrence

“A Class in Shoemaking” painting by Jacob Lawrence

Given to Carnegie Mellon University in 1987 by two local Pittsburgh collectors, Jacob Lawrence’s 1947 tempera painting, “A Class in Shoemaking” clearly shows his pictorial style that he called “dynamic cubism,” with jagged compositions in bold, flat colors that are abstract yet figurative, and full of social comment. Often in his career, he painted tradespeople, craftspeople and laborers hard at work in many fields.