New exhibit highlights Broadside images

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The Horizon Hall exhibit runs through December 2022. Photo provided

Take a look back at George Mason University in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, with a showcase of photos captured by student photographers working for Broadside, Mason's student newspaper from 1969 to 2014, in a new exhibit on the lower level of Horizon Hall.

The exhibit, Past, Present, Future: Mason’s Core Remains Constant, is curated by Mason graduate student Melissa Cannarozzi, who is the production coordinator and digital collections manager at Mason’s Office of University Branding. Cannarozzi, who is working on a master of arts in history with a concentration in applied digital history, designed the installation as part of an internship class. 

Divided into six categories—Growth, Diversity, Engagement, Opportunity, Student Life, and Traditions, the exhibit, which runs through December 2022, illustrates student life at Mason both then and now.

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The benches adjacent to the exhibit are made from the trees that needed to be taken down for the construction of Horizon Hall. Photo provided

The opening reception is planned for May 12, from 4 to 6 p.m., and will feature a talk by special guest speaker Robert Vay, a Mason alum and archivist at George Mason University Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center.