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Exhibit Archive: 2017-18

Mapping Space Research [View Image]

Mapping Space Research

December 11, 2017 until January 23, 2018

Mapping Space Research, an installation by Lily Cox-Richard's Space Research class features collections of research and investigations of multiple VCU spaces. Each of the projects in this exhibit maps a research journey.

James Branch Cabell Library, First Floor
Pick Your Poison: Intoxicating Pleasures & Medical Prescriptions [View Image]

Pick Your Poison: Intoxicating Pleasures & Medical Prescriptions

March 5, 2018 until April 14, 2018

Mind-altering drugs have been used throughout the history of the United States. While some remain socially acceptable, others are outlawed because of their toxic, and intoxicating, characteristics. These classifications have shifted at different times in history and will continue to change. The transformation of a particular drug, from an acceptable indulgence to a bad habit, or vice versa, is closely tied to the intentions of those endorsing its use and their status in society. This exhibit explores some of the factors that have shaped the changing definition of some of our most potent drugs from medical miracle to social menace.

Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, Special Collections and Archives Reading Room
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