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Context Library Series

About Context

Context is an instructionally-related library series supporting student learning and research through art installations.  Created in 2004 by Outreach Librarian Melanie Chu, this series has brought over thirty different instructionally related exhibits to CSUSM. Each exhibit is a visual and cultural representation of the curriculum. The exhibits have addressed a broad range of interdisciplinary topics including: LGBTQ hate crimes; death, dying, and grieving; bacteria and fungi; veterans; the prison industrial complex; and women’s health education. See complete list of exhibits here.


Classes visit the exhibit each semester as part of their co-curricular experience on campus. Context provides a compelling, engaging venue for research and learning outside the classroom while supporting the curriculum.

To schedule exhibit class visits or guided tours, contact  | (760)750-4333