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.
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The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts is offering a one day symposium on Friday, June 17th on preservation of paper ephemera. Entitled Out of the Ordinary: Preserving Paper-Based Ephemera, the symposium in Baltimore, Maryland will offer perspectives from a number of conservators with experience in preparing paper. It is intended for professionals in a number of fields including archivists, curators and librarians. ArLiSNAP has more details on their blog or you can go to the Conservation Center website.
May 18th is International Museum Day and in celebration several local museums are offering free admission, including the Harvard Art Museums and, in the evening, the MFA. Smithsonian Magazine offers a list of other museums in the area that are participating. For more information about the entire event (which libraries can participate in as well), check out the International Museum Day 2011 website.
Coolidge Corner Theatre will be having their 8th Annual Coolidge Award on May 10th and 11th and this year they are celebrating film preservation. The two day event will involve a screening of These Amazing Shadows, a documentary about The National Film Registry, as well as a panel discussion on Film Restoration and Access in the Digital Age. For more information, or to buy tickets, check out the Coolidge Corner Theatre website.
Are you interested in getting more involved with Panopticon? Well, now is your chance! We are accepting nominations for new officers for the 2011-2012 academic year. Nominations will be open until 11:59pm on April 23rd. Sign up today for your chance to get involved with student leadership. To nominate yourself or someone else, please complete our online form.
On Monday, April 18th, Panopticon will be taking a trip to Providence to tour three unique collections. The full itinerary for the day is as follows:
11:50 am: A group will be departing from Simmons. We will meet in the lounge on the second floor of the Palace Road building and walk to Ruggles Station to take the 12:18 train to Providence, arriving at 1:17 pm. Following this, there will be some time to get a snack/lunch and stretch your legs. For those meeting us in Providence, please meet at the Fleet Library entrance around 2 pm.
2:15 pm: Rhode Island School of Design Fleet Library tour. We will meet Reference Librarian, Ellen Petraits, who will give us a tour and more information about both Fleet Library and its place at the school.
3:00 pm: Rhode Island School of Design Special Collections tour. Laurie Whitehill Chong, Special Collections Librarian, will discuss the current exhibit being installed and show us some of the unique materials in the library, as well as discussing the difference between art school libraries and other academic libraries.
4:00 pm: Providence Athenaeum tour with Kate Wodehouse, Collections Librarian. See the Athenaeum and learn more about what makes it a unique institution.
If you have questions or would like to join us, email panopticon at simmons dot edu. Spaces are limited, so email soon if you would like to come!
Do you like photography? How about poetry?
If you answered yes to either of these, you may want to head over to the ICA this Thursday. ICA Chief Curator Helen Molesworth will be having a discussion with Catherine Opie and Eileen Myles about their work. Catherine Opie is a photographer who “explores the heterogeneity of the United States” and Eileen Myles is a Boston writer who was awarded the Shelley Award by the Poetry Society of America in 2010. Student tickets are $13. More information about the event is available here.
Interested in Art Librarianship? Special Collections and Rare Books? Our neighbor the Isabelle Stewart Gardner Museum?
Dr. Anne-Marie Eze, the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow at the Isabelle Stewart Gardner Museum will be at GSLIS on April 20th, 2011 from 4:45 – 5:45pm in P207 to talk about Mrs. Gardner as a rare book collector. Dr. Eze will also preview an upcoming exhibit “Illuminating the Serenissima: Books of the Republic of Venice.” This event is being sponsored by the Office of the Dean, GSLIS.
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!
ArLiSNAP is currently holding elections for the position of Coordinator from 2011 to 2013. According to the ArLiSNAP blog, “Coordinator responsibilities include advancing the concerns of students and new professionals within ARLIS/NA, facilitating special projects, and organizing ArLiSNAP’s annual meeting activities for the national ARLIS/NA conference.” Three people are running for the position, one of whom is Stefanie Maclin who is a Simmons alum and was a Panopticon officer just last year. Information about all of the candidates can be found on the blog as well in the post entitled ArLiSNAP Coordinator 2011-2013 Sought. Voting is open from now until 11:59pm on Monday, March 21st. The ballot is available online at: http://arlisnap.org/2011/03/14/elections-arlisnap-coordinator-2011-2013-vote/.