“Human at Heart” Exhibit

Photograph from Human at Heart

Now through April, 2023 | Link Gallery, Miller Nichols Library


“Human at Heart” by UMKC student Emily Thornton is a collection of photographs with layered images. Thornton is studying French and Communications and plans to graduate in 2023.

Six photos from Human at Heart, showing landscapes and self-portraits
Six photos from Human at Heart

Statement from the Artist

“Human at Heart is an exploration of the environment and the self, all printed by the artist in a Chicago darkroom.  

These photos present how we are so inescapably intertwined with our surroundings, may they be natural or industrial, and that sometimes our environments overpower our sense of self. 

 Using precise hand and tool movement, the artist presents a blending of images, hoping to convey that underneath all our environments, there is a rich past, full of humans, each one with a similar beating heart.” 

Visit the Artist’s Website

This exhibit is part of the UMKC Libraries Student Art Exhibits Program, dedicating gallery space in our libraries to share the creative and intellectual work of our students. Complete the Student Art Exhibits online application to be considered for exhibition.

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EXHIBIT DISPLAY TABLES

Case dimensions: 5’ long x 30” wide x 9” high sitting atop 3’ legs

Glass exhibit table

FIRST FLOOR GALLERY

The First Floor Gallery is located just inside the main entrance of the Miller Nichols Library.

Wall with exhibit content