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The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University invites Auburn faculty, staff and the community to the grand opening reception Jan. 27 of “Jiha Moon: Double Welcome, Most Everyone’s Mad Here.” Jiha Moon harvests cultural elements native to Korea, Japan and China and then unites them with Western elements to investigate the multi-faceted nature of our current global identity as influenced by popular culture, technology, racial perceptions and folklore. Featuring more than 50 works, Moon blurs the lines between Western and Eastern identified iconography such as the characters from the online game Angry Birds and smart phone emojis which float alongside Asian tigers and Indian gods, in compositions that appear both familiar and foreign simultaneously. More information about the exhibition is available online

A lecture will be held at 6 p.m. with Jiha Moon, and a reception will follow. The attire is business casual. Auditorium seating for the lecture is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Go to this link to help organizers plan for catering arrangements. A response by Jan. 25 is appreciated.