Many Different Heavens

Many Different Heavens is based on an assignment given to students and in dialogue with A Very Liquid Heaven. This exhibition offered insight into scientific and sacred views about the sky from cultures around the world.

Susan Bender, with the assistance of Fred Wilson and the Tang Museum staff, engaged in this process with her spring 2005 senior seminar in anthropology.

Given their own exhibition space in the Winter Gallery of the Tang, the students created many different heavens which introduced non-Western perspectives to the museum’s concurrent Eurocentric exhibition, A Very Liquid Heaven, on the history of astronomy.
Exhibition Name
Many Different Heavens
Exhibition Type
Faculty Curated
Winter Gallery
Apr 23, 2005 - Jun 23, 2005
Many Different Heavens is organized by Susan Bender with students in AN 336, “Senior Seminar on Reading Museums” in collaboration with Fred Wilson, the Luce Distinguished Visiting Fellow for the Program in Object Exhibition and Knowledge.
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