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Rebecca Wagener, '21, Brings Context to Recent Gift of South American Artifacts

Rebecca Wagener, '21

Rebecca Wagener, '21
"Unless we can provide a context for indigenous objects, we might as well not have them," says professor of art and art history Bille Wickre, referring to a collection of pre-Columbian art recently given to Albion College. Researching that context—which Wickre calls "a gift to the world"—was an ideal summer project for Rebecca Wagener, '21 (left).

Payge Rumler, '20, Takes Another Look at Body Image Through FURSCA Project

Payge Rumler, '20

Payge Rumler, '20
"I wanted to talk about women and the attention on their bodies. I started with a satirical take—in one of my first pieces, I used my body as the figure and I held balloons in front of myself to represent breast augmentation," says Payge Rumler, '20, of her summer FURSCA project. “This connected on a personal level of having always felt sexualized and yet never sexy enough, but it also worked on a statistical level."

Soe Yu Nwe, '13, Named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 List

Soe Yu Nwe, '13

Soe Yu Nwe, '13
Soe Yu Nwe, a Myanmar-born ceramic artist who received her M.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design after receiving her bachelor's from Albion College, is featured in Forbes' 30 Under 30 – Art & Style 2019. Since graduating from Albion just five years ago, her works already have been displayed in several U.S. cities as well as in China, the Philippines, Taiwan and Australia.

Home at Last: Sacred Zuni Artifact Returns to Where It Belongs

Albion College welcomed members of the Zuni Pueblo of New Mexico to campus for repatriation proceedings of a sacred Zuni artifact on August 30, 2018.

Albion College welcomed members of the Zuni Pueblo of New Mexico to campus for repatriation proceedings of a sacred Zuni artifact on August 30, 2018.It has been a long, sometimes frustrating, but always enlightening journey for the Zuni Pueblo of New Mexico and Albion College, but an important cultural artifact, and a symbol of the Zuni tradition, is back home where it belongs.

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