Palimpsests of Arizona History Exhibit
Open during regular library hours from Sept. 9 until Dec. 9
Palimpsests of Arizona History, Palimpsestos de la Historia de Arizona
Visit "Palimpsests of Arizona History," a new exhibit at the Downtown Phoenix campus library. On display during regular library hours from Sept. 9 until Dec. 9.
Arizona History is a palimpsest, a story layered over continuing preexisting stories — they are unrecognized stories that have been heavily erased and ignored. But Arizona’s Mexican heritage has been, and is, all around us. “Palimpsests of Arizona History” is a visual exhibition created and curated by Pete Dimas in collaboration with the ASU School of Human Evolution and Social Change. It aims to uncover this overwritten history dating back to the 16th Century and explore the ways in which Mexicans and Mexican Americans have deeply shaped the geography, food, work force, architecture, and culture of contemporary Arizona.
ASU students, staff and faculty can access the Downtown Phoenix campus Library in University Center with their Sun Card. Open to the public by appointment only.