The “ValleyFirsts!” exhibition at Fresno State’s Madden Library received a lot of attention when it opened, including a centerpiece Spotlight story by me. I came back to the topic in my most recent Spotlight column with a review of the show. It isn’t favorable:
The problem is that “ValleyFirsts!” as an exhibition doesn’t deserve any superlatives on its own. It is not well-focused. And its presentation is underwhelming …
To me it was immediately apparent this exhibition doesn’t have a strong focus. My first question: What is it trying to be? It turns out that the “Firsts” of the title is only a loose description.
Have you seen “ValleyFirsts!”? I’m curious what you think. It continues through Dec. 15.