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A Virtual Exhibit Honoring Dr. Christine Downing’s Retirement from Pacifica Graduate Institute

Date: Virtual Exhibit on view July 22, 2021 through December 2021
Time: Anytime Virtually
Free and open to the public

OPUS is proud to present this small virtual exhibit in celebration of the monumental career of Dr. Christine Downing. After nearly 60 years of teaching–and 90 years filled with a love of learning–Dr. Downing is retiring from the classroom. Since 1988, she has taught at Pacifica Graduate Institute, where she co-created the Mythological Studies curriculum and where her collection at OPUS will continue to impart her wisdom.

On view in Christine Downing: Exhibiting Gratitude are selections foregrounding the scholastic heart of Chris’ life, including lecture notes, appreciations, and news clippings, as well as items and honors from her time as a student, including mementos and materials related to several of her own great teachers (such as Freud, Buber, and Persephone).

OPUS wishes to congratulate Dr. Downing on her retirement, thank her for entrusting OPUS with her invaluable archives, and recognize the extraordinary impact she has made as a teacher of myth, religion, literature, psychology, and the deep significance of learning from and sharing one’s own life experience.

Exploring the Exhibit
This is a Google Slides presentation best viewed in Full Screen by pressing the “Present” button at the top right of the screen. You may then begin your exploration of the exhibit by clicking “Begin Virtual Tour” on the title screen.

Please note that not all features work across all platforms. Mobile devices may need to download the Google Slides app prior to viewing.

Christine Downing: Exhibiting Gratitude

For more information on the exhibit and the OPUS collections, visit the Exhibits page of our website.

The Christine Downing slideshow is © OPUS Archives and Research Center. Additional copyrights held by others apply to individual items displayed in the slideshow. No part of this exhibit may be used without permission of the rights holder.

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