Southeast Asia: Views and Impressions
An Exhibition of Photographs by Dr. Joseph J. Ferretti
Former Senior Vice-President and Provost of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Ancient Civilizations are found all over the world and provide a glimpse into their history and geographical development. A visitor cannot help but being overcome with fascination and awe of the remains of once great cities and their architectural and artistic treasures. An initial visit to a lost city in one part of the world whets the appetite to see other areas, to learn about their culture, science, theology, art, and philosophies. In this photo exhibit, we present images from Southeast Asian countries visited over the past fifteen years. Some images are unique, others are standard and known for a particular country or area. We hope you will enjoy some of our impressions.
--- Joe and Martha Ferretti
Come see this intriguing collection on the third floor, near the Service Desk of the Library.
An art gallery is located on the 3rd Floor of the Bird Library. The gallery was established for an exhibit that was set to display on the OUHSC campus due to the health related subject matter.
In the fall of 2012 the first exhibit titled Silent Witnesses was installed. The pieces on display commissioned the talent of artists using prosthetic legs as subject matter. Nearly 800 innocent people are either killed or maimed each month as a result of more than 100 million mines lying scattered across more than 60 countries throughout the world. The artists hope viewers will identify with the ever-increasing humanitarian and diplomatic efforts to stop the land mine epidemic from spreading. For more information on this collaboration originally between the United Nations and the Center for International Health and Cooperation, see Previous Exhibits.
At the time the Library had no mechanism for displaying the art work; the Library was able to purchase custom art walls through the generosity of the College of Medicine, headed by Dean DeWayne Andrews.
The art work is changed periodically, 2-4 exhibits are hosted per year. Exhibits are developed from the collections of faculty, students, staff (or their family members) affiliated with the university or are on loan from the Fred Jones, Jr. Museum of Art on the Norman campus.