Sunday, July 12, 2009

Nazareth College (NY) Presents Hats of the World

Here's a little tidbit of fun information on another hat gallery:

ROCHESTER, NY (07/10/2009)(readMedia)-- Nazareth College's Center for International Education (CIE) presents Hats of the World, an exhibit in the Lorette Wilmot Library on the Nazareth College campus. 20 hats representing 16 countries, ranging from Afghanistan to Ukraine to Kazakhstan and Turkey, will be on display from July 14 - August 30. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, July 15 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Guests are invited to wear their favorite hats. Both the opening reception and exhibit are free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail Patricia Hans at phans2@naz.edu or call (585) 727-7948. Nazareth College is located at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, N.Y. 14618.

The CIE developed this exhibit because of the myriad of hats received as gifts from students and visitors from around the world. "Many of the hats are more than mere head coverings. They have significant political and social implications," said George Eisen, associate vice president for academic affairs and executive director of the CIE. "Hats can announce a person's politics, religion, and/or social status. Hats are a revealing part of the cultural history of our world. Hopefully, this exhibit will give visitors some inkling of that history."

. . . News from Nazareth College

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