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An Acquired Taste

  • Engraved image of "The Chinese Lady" leaning against a Chinese style table and holding a paper fan
    Posted March 31, 2022
    On the 17th of October 1834, a fourteen-year-old Chinese girl arrived on the shores of New York City. The ship’s passenger list included her name as “Auphmoy” which was later phonetically shortened to Afong Moy—because of this, we do not know her real Chinese name. So began Afong Moy’s story as the first known female Chinese immigrant to the United States.
  • Green Lanterns Hal Jordan and John Stewart appear on the cover of Green Lantern 87
    Posted February 16, 2022
    Altogether, William & Mary’s Richard Wright Collection of Graphic Images of African Americans holds more than 1,500 comics.

Current Exhibit

  • Graphic with a blue head with interconnected dots in the shape of a brain, with a speech bubble of text written in the International Phonetic Alphabet


    Scholarship on Display

    April 29, 2022 to October 2, 2022

    The William & Mary Linguistics program was founded in 1978 to provide students the opportunity to explore language as both a faculty of mind and a social institution. This exhibit highlights the dynamic and multi-faceted research and scholarship of the Linguistics program’s faculty, some co-authored with students.