Exploring the Core: Crossing Boundaries: The Movement of People, Goods and Ideas

January 19 – August 7, 2021 

Crossing Boundaries: The Movement of People, Goods, and Ideas recognizes that boundaries can take many forms, and that although they can be barriers, they can also inspire passages for people, ideas, values, and countless other kinds of “migrations.”   The images in this exhibit suggest just a few of the myriad ways in which this theme in the Discovery Tier engages the social, political, scientific, spiritual, economic, and personal contexts in which movements and migrations occur.  Currently, scarcely any country in the world is not affected in some way by migration. Not only does migration reward interdisciplinary study; it demands it, if we are to begin to grasp its complexity and respond effectively.

Marquette faculty from all over campus who teach courses in the Crossing Boundaries theme have curated pairs of images that address, explore, and challenge our notions of boundaries—and to examine how the paths we find through them can lead to discovering more about ourselves.

Crossing Boundaries: The Movement of People, Goods, and Ideas is presented in part through the generous support of Partnering Sponsor Dr. Mary Anne Siderits.

Exhibition Objects with Text Panels