University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) is having a photo exhibit from 10/22 to 11/9, on the fantasies of childhood. The exhibit is specifically on display for the class English 313 on children’s literature, but it is also open to the public. I encourage everyone to check it out!
The exhibit explores how our society views and constructs the idea of “children” and “childhood.” What do these photographs say about how we think children should and shouldn’t behave? What childhood tropes have we taken for granted? How do these themes influence child labor laws and children’s rights?
The study cases are located in the lower level of the UMMA Frankel Family Wing (the new wing, entrance at 525 S. State St.)
Except for Mondays which are closed. Sundays 12pm-5pm.