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Museum of Culture and Enviroment

The Museum of Culture and Environment approaches our diverse and changing world with an interdisciplinary perspective, examining human life, culture, and our interaction with the environment.

Past Exhibit


Decolonizing Sexuality: Two Spirit Portraits from Project 562

Selected Works by Matika Wilbur September 23-October 10, 2020

The exhibition currently at the CWU Museum is called Decolonizing Sexuality, which features a selection of portraits and reflections of Two Spirit individuals and their personal stories photographed by Matika Wilbur (Swinomish/Tulalip). The term ‘Two Spirit’ is a kind of pan-Native term used to describe gender fluidity, a variance from traditional masculine or feminine physicality and performance.

Past Exhibit



Three Fingers Raised in Protest: Myanmar’s Spring Revolution, 2021
Thursday, June 3, 2021 • 8PM • Zoom
Register in advance for this free, public event
Tharaphi Than
Associate Professor of World Languages & Cultures at Northern Illinois University
May Oo Mutraw
a senior policy advisor with the Salween Institute for Public Policy and an advisor to the Karen National Union, who has studied at Francisco State University, the Indiana University School of Law, and the University of Cambridge
Eaint Thiri Thu
a Fulbright Scholar and holds a Masters in Human Rights from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
George Stewart
Adult, Adolescent, and Child Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst and 2018 – 19 Fulbright Scholar at Medical University 1 in Yangon, Myanmar
John Bowen
Panel moderator, Professor of Geography at Central Washington University and 2019-20 Fulbright Scholar Yadanabon University
in Mandalay, Myanmar
This panel will discuss mass protests that have swept across Myanmar (Burma) since the February 1, 2021 military coup. Protestors have been met with great violence by the military but have continued to bravely insist that their voices be heard. We will examine the context for the coup and protests, the characteristics of the protest movement (including its iconography), and the outlook for Myanmar’s future.
Image used with permission. Ninjastrikers, CC BY-SA 4.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons
CWU is an AA/EEO/Title IX Institution. For accommodation:
Sponsored by CWU’s Department of World Languages and Cultures, the Museum of Culture & Environment, the Department of Anthropology & Museum Studies, the Office of International Studies & Programs, and the Office of the Provost