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The Insititute for the Humanities
2020-21 Programming Theme: Shelter


Shelter is both a physical space and a concept. We shelter-in-place during a pandemic. Shelter our children from societal adversity. Seek temporary shelter from the rain. Live in homeless shelters when all else fails . A shelter can be a haven, like a home, or a makeshift in-between, like a refugee camp. 

During this unprecedented year of 2020-21, as the COVID-19 pandemic upends the familiar flow of our lives, the Institute for the Humanities presents exhibitions and programming exploring the nuances in our many understandings of shelter. Our aim, as always, is to gain new insights about others and our world, and along the way acquire tools to help us build a better future.