S.U.’s Nabb Center explores cultural ideals

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Classic European and modern Colombian depictions of beauty are compared in an exhibit at the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture.

SALISBURY — Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture’s newest online exhibit, “Identidad Cultural en Colombia Caribeña,” is an introduction to Afro-Colombian and Indigenous Colombian communities created by the students of the Institución Universitaria ITSA, Barranquilla, Colombia.

“In the process of creating the exhibit, the intent at all times was to raise up these communities, replacing standard stereotypes of beauty established by current society that has displaced them by not allowing these identities to fit that notion of beauty,” a statement from the center said.

The exhibit — originally planned for spring 2020 and currently installed on the first floor of the GAC for Salisbury University students and faculty — is the most recent cultural exchange between SU and ITSA after an agreement of collaboration was signed in 2017.
Initiative Colombia also includes opportunities for Salisbury faculty and graduates to help strengthen education within Colombia through a visiting teacher program.

The campuses, respectively, are located in Barranquilla, a port city famed for its literary and artistic history and colorful Carnival, and neighboring Cartagena, recognized for its Spanish colonial history, afro-Caribbean culture and beautiful beaches.
Check out the exhibit at libapps.salisbury.edu/nabb-online.