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The Culture of Rights/The Rights of Culture: Jenny Polak

January 19, 2009 - March 8, 2009

Gallery Hours: M-Th; 8:30 am – 7pm; Friday 8:30 am – 4pm; weekends by appt.

A juried solo show that provides a visual arts component to the IRW interdisciplinary seminar. Jenny Polak “designs and installs fictional architectural hiding and dwelling places for people without immigration papers. In alluding to illegal assistance of undocumented and stateless people, I draw on my life as a resident alien, my migratory family history, and current events.”


See an interview with Jenny Polak:

Special Event:
Thursday, February 19, 2009, 12 Noon
Jenny Polak, Artist’s gallery talk
Mabel Smith Douglass Room, Douglass Library


Jenny Polak, Design for the Alien Within: The Vanity, 2006
Digital Drawing

This exhibition is part of the Mary H. Dana Women Artist Series.


The Institute for Women and Art welcomes all visitors with disabilities. Please contact the IWA for further details and information regarding accommodation of specific needs at: or 732-932-3726.


January 19, 2009
March 8, 2009
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Mabel Smith Douglass Library Galleries
8 Chapel Drive
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 United States


Nicole Ianuzelli