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06-16-2003

Clarkson Professor Serves As Exhibition Consultant To Gallery Show

Clarkson University Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy Anne Mamary (MAY-MERRY) is a literary consultant for the exhibition “Women: A Gallery Anthology” currently at the Roberson Museum in Binghamton. One of Mamary’s writings is also featured in the show.

The exhibition, which opened last fall and continues through the end of the month, focuses on the expression of women through poetry, essays, and excerpts from novels and narratives. Complementing the narratives are paintings, sculpture, pottery, weaving, tools, clothing, household items and historical photographs from the permanent collections of the Roberson Museum and the Broome County Historical Society (BCHS).

As literary consultant, Mamary selected the poetry and literature used and worked in collaboration with the Roberson’s exhibition team, Peter Klosky and Roberta Wackett, to pair the writing with objects and artwork.

Mamary’s expertise is in the areas of feminist philosophy, experimental and mixed-genre writing, and the philosophy of race and racism. One of her pieces, “Mint, Tomatoes and the Grapevine,” which deals with immigration, assimilation and intergenerational connections, is included in the exhibit in a section using resources from the BCHS immigration history archives. In another section of the exhibit, Mamary provided the text that accompanies photographs of the Binghamton Clothing Factory fire of 1913 in which more than 30 workers, mostly women, died.

On Sunday, June 29, at 2 p.m., Mamary will participate in a public reading and panel discussion at the museum as part of the exhibition. She will join fellow contributors to “Herspace: Women, Writing and Solitude,” a new anthology published this spring by Haworth Press.

Mamary received her doctoral degree in philosophy from SUNY Binghamton. Prior to joining the faculty of Clarkson as an assistant visiting professor, she was assistant visiting professor at SUNY Cortland and St. Lawrence University, and an instructor at SUNY Binghamton and Broome Community College.

For more information about the exhibition and related events, visit the Roberson Museum Web site at http://www.roberson.org.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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