The MoMA website has two video clips with graffiti artist Lee Quinones in connection with their show of his work entitled Looking at Music 3.0. It is definitely work taking a look for a chance to peak inside his studio. The second clip is even a short tutorial on graffiti art techniques! And, if you will be in New York before the end of the month, check out the exhibit which will be on view until May 30th.
Archive for the ‘Diversions’ Category
ARLIS/NA just posted their May/June 2011 book reviews. The books reviewed cover a host of topics, including Nazi art theft, manuscripts, African art, design, architecture, and tapestries to name just a few. Check out full text on their website. Older reviews are also available online.
Panopticon is currently rolling out its new website. From the website you can join our listserv, leave us feedback, check out our calendar of events, or see information about past events. You can also subscribe to the new RSS feed of our news updates. If you want to check out all of its features, we’ve created a video tour.
On Monday, April 18th, take a trip to Providence with Panopticon! Our itinerary includes visits to the Rhode Island School of Design Fleet Library and Special Collections, RISD Museum of Art, and the Providence Athenaeum. A group will be leaving from Simmons and taking the commuter rail or you can meet us in Providence. We will be circulating more information on our listserv soon, but for now, save the date!
The National Museum of American History, one of the Smithsonian Museums, currently has an exhibition of items from the Smithsonian Institution Libraries entitled Paper Engineering: Fold, Pull, Pop & Turn, which traces the history of pop-up, movable and folded books from 1570 to the present. This looks like a very interesting exhibition which will show one way in which art and books can intersect. In connection with the exhibition, the Smithsonian Institution Libraries have created a blog on the topic, which includes informative posts about the exhibition and also has pictures of some of the books. In addition, they have also created a video on how to create a pop-up book.
Are you interested in getting your work published? Or, are you interested on helping to make sure that interesting and innovative work by other library students is published? Or, are you just interested in seeing what other library students have been researching and writing about?
If you answered yes to any of these, the Library Student Journal is for you. The an open access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes works by current library students. It is run entirely by volunteer library students. And, there are currently three ways to get involved. First, if you are interested in seeing your own work published, you can submit your work to the review process through an easy online submission form, available here. If you are interested in becoming even more involved in the journal’s work, get involved by working on the journal’s staff! A number of positions are currently available, with complete descriptions available on the journal’s blog. Finally, if you are just interested in staying current on the scholarship of other library students, check out the Table of Contents of the current issue or the archive of past issues.
If you are interested in the relationship between philosophy and art or the importance of art, this event is for you! The Harvard Bookstore’s Philosophy Cafe (a monthly gathering for the discussion of philosophical topics) is meeting on March 16th at 7:30pm to discuss “What’s so Great about Art?” For a full description of this topic of discussion and more details on the group, see the Harvard Bookstore’s website.
The Peabody Essex Museum is currently exhibiting an installation by artist Charles Sandison in the museum’s East India Marine Hall. Sandison is best known for his work with digital projections and for this exhibition he has created a work based on the words of 18th century ship captains, as recorded in their logs. By projecting these words on the walls of the Hall, he creates a display that references the history of the museum’s location. The exhibit will be on display until April 24, 2011.
There are some interesting new events and resources available for students interested in arts and visual resources librarianship.
First, tomorrow (provided it is not postponed due to the weather), Simmons will be screening Exit Through the Gift Shop, the film about the street artist Banksy, and will also be hosting a panel discussion with several local artists and others involved in the arts in and around Boston. More information is available on the Simmons Events website.
Then, on February 15, 2011 at 6:30 Simmons GSLIS will host a panel discussion with Boston area curators of contemporary art. The discussion will focus on the information seeking needs and behaviors specific to contemporary art. How do libraries support the process? What improvements could be made to support contemporary research? How can contemporary curators work with librarians to build excellent collections, particularly in tough economic times? The panel will involve several local curators and should provide an interesting insight into how libraries and librarians can support their work. In addition to GSLIS students interested in art librarianship, the event is also open to New England area art librarians and museum professionals.
In addition to these local events, there are two new noteworthy online resources of interest to those interested in art and visual resource libraries. First, Google has launched the Art Project. This new resource allows users to explore and experience art and museums from around the world including from the Tate Britain and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. Users can zoom in on individual pieces and navigate through whole rooms as well.
Additionally, as highlighted on ArLiSNAP’s blog, the blog Just An Art Librarian provides insight into the day-in-a-life activities of a museum librarian. If that is a field that interests you, its definitely worth checking out!
The Atlantic website has an interesting blog post from Monica Raymunt about using books as art. She specifically highlights the work of Brian Dettmer, who carves up old books to create sculptures that make use of the words and images found in the books. The full post is available at the Atlantic’s website.