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Men and Masculinity Program to Host Manifest Exhibit May 22-25

May 17, 2018

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Men and Masculinity program will host its annual Manifest exhibit from May 22 through 25 at the University Art Gallery. An opening reception is scheduled for 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22.

The exhibit aims to create an engaging and dynamic space for people to think about, talk about and participate in shaping individuals’ thoughts about men and masculinity. This year’s exhibition theme is “Masculinity: Art from Dark to Light,” which seeks to capture the wide range of experiences and perceptions of masculinity.

“Art is one of the most powerful channels to communicate the human experience, and I’m always amazed at how Manifest helps me see profound aspects of masculinity,” said Nick Bilich, coordinator for the Men and Masculinity program.

This year’s exhibit features student-submitted paintings, graphic design art, sculptures, poetry and photography.

The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. The gallery, located in the Dexter Building, is open weekdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information about Manifest, visit: 

About Cal Poly Men and Masculinity Program

The Men and Masculinity Program engages the Cal Poly community with the purpose of creating spaces to critically evaluate expressions of masculinity and establishing healthy and authentic masculine gender norms. For more information, visit

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