Michelle Yaw (C'15) publishes article in Forbes & Fifth

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Sopheap Pich at the Met

Art History and Government double major Michelle Yaw (C’15) has published an article titled “Old Tensions, New Meanings, More Healing: An Analysis of the Season of Cambodia, Cambodian Rattan: The Sculptures of Sopheap Pich” in Volume 5 of Forbes & Fifth, a journal produced by Dietrich School undergraduates at the University of Pittsburgh, and sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity, that unites works of research, creative writing, and scholarly articles under the banner of interdisciplinary collaboration.  Michelle’s article originated in a research paper written for ARTH 469: Politics of Display in South Asia, taught by Professor Rebecca Brown.  The article analyzes the various motivations and shifting contexts behind the display of contemporary Cambodian artist Sopheap Pich’s (b. 1971) rattan sculptures at the Metropolitan Museum in 2013 in an exhibit titled “Cambodian Rattan: The Sculptures of Sopheap Pich.”

Congratulations, Michelle!