Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

OMA&D 50th Anniversary Historical Display

May 1 – June 13, 2018

“Revolution & Evolution”

Allen Library (North Lobby)

Open during library hours

OMA&D is pleased to collaborate with UW Libraries, as well as UW Professor Kristine Matthews and her design-firm, Studio Matthews, to produce this 50th Anniversary Historical Display. Titled “Revolution and Evolution,” the exhibit is designed to reflect five barriers to education that are thematically tied to the five demands that members of the Black Student Union issued to then-UW President Charles E. Odegaard in May of 1968.

The content featured within the structures represents how OMA&D has worked to break down these barriers and build up excellence on behalf of the UW community over the past 50 years. To develop a design concept for the exhibit, Professor Matthews engaged students in her DESIGN 467 Exhibition and Installation Design class during the 2018 Winter Quarter. After learning about OMA&D’s history from founding BSU member Emile Pitre, students worked in teams of three or four to develop design concepts. The groups presented their work at the end of January and a final concept – named Tearing Down & Building Up – was selected to serve as the inspiration for the current design.







The Story Behind the Exhibition

The Story Behind the Exhibition

The Story Behind the Exhibition

This feature by the UW School of Art shares a behind-the-scenes look at how the 50th Anniversary Exhibition is coming together with the help of design students.