As part of the Big Read, Art Center East will host a “Museum of Civilization,” similar to that depicted in Station Eleven, this year’s featured book by Emily St. John Mandel. Rather than a museum you visit, the “Museum of Civilization” is one you also help build. In the book – a post-apocalyptic novel about art, community, and culture – it showcases items from the lost world, those rendered obsolete but which still hold powerful memories for viewers old enough to have once used them, and a powerful curiosity for those who were born into a world that has no need of them. ACE’s “Museum of Civilization” will follow a similar theme – filled with objects from our daily lives and the ways we identify with and value them.
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