Next time you’re in Paley Library have a look at the Curated Stacks display located on the main floor near the New Books. Curated Stacks is a project that allows library patrons to show off their research in a creative and nontraditional format. The sources on display are curated and installed by patrons who have utilized materials from the Temple Libraries’ collections for a research article, course assignment, exhibition, or multimedia project. Continue reading
Last night I attended the opening for Low Rumble in Gallery 102 at Crane Arts in Philadelphia. The exhibition is organized by the MFA 2014 candidates in the Painting, Drawing & Sculpture Department of the Tyler School of Art. I also picked up the exhibition catalog, which was self published by the artists using the Publication Studio at Temple Contemporary. The catalog will be housed in the special collections at Paley Library. Check it out.
Earlier in the week I attended the opening for the Tyler School of Art MFA 2013 thesis exhibition in the Ice Box also at Crane Arts. The catalog for that show, I’ve been promised, will be delivered to me at my Tyler Reference Desk on Tuesday, March 19. That copy will also be housed in the special collections at Paley Library. Continue reading
February 17, 1913 the International Exhibition of Modern Art opened at the New York 69th Regiment Armory. Now, simply referred to as The Armory Show, it is considered one of the most important exhibitions in art history. While most of the 1300 works in the show were by American artists, it was the first large-scale exhibition in the United States to show European artists. This was the first time many Americans were exposed to such a large scope of prominent European modern art. The exhibition eventually traveled to the Art Institute of Chicago (24 March–16 April) and Copley Hall, Boston (28 April–19 May).
Several institutions are celebrating the centennial anniversary of this historic show, two of which are just a quick trip from Philadelphia. The New Spirit: American Art in the Armory Show, 1913 opened February 17, 2013 at Montclaire Art Museum in New Jersey and will run until June 16, 2013. The New Spirit focuses on American artists who participated in the Armory Show, and features several female artists. The New York Historical Society will open The Armory Show at 100 October 11, 2013 with over ninety masterworks from the original 1913 exhibition. The Armory Show at 100 will be on display until February 23, 2014. Continue reading
ArtTickle Zine #1 is out and about. Catch up on all your TU Libraries’ art information and resources with this shiny new zine I started this year. Look for more issues throughout the academic year.
Monday, December 13, 2010 a group of twelve from Temple University Libraries gathered at the front doors of the Glass Department at Tyler School of Art for what they thought would be a tour of the facility and a demonstration of glassblowing. Instead, they learned about social responsibility, the importance of communication and the value in collaboration. The group then witnessed these life lessons in action during a glassblowing demonstration that was nothing short of an intuitively choreographed dance between three artists. Continue reading
Congratulations Adam Ledford, undergraduate at Tyler School of Art, who won an Honorable Mention in the 2010 Paley Library Prize for Undergraduate Research. Ledford is a BFA candidate in Ceramics at Tyler. You can learn more about his work here.
This is the sixth annual Paley Library Prize for Undergraduate Research. The Library Prize “was established to encourage the use of Library resources, to enhance the development of library research techniques, and to honor the best research projects produced each year by Temple University undergraduate students.” For more information about submissions and guidelines, see the Paley Library website.
Every Tuesday and Wednesday in the middle of the day I make myself available for an hour or so at a table in Tyler‘s grand foyer to answer reference questions. The new Tyler building on Temple’s main campus is connected to the Boyer College of Music and Dance and the two schools share public space. Most Wednesdays during the semester some jazz students form Boyer set up their band outside Presser Hall. This video was taken from my ‘Tyler Reference Desk’. This is one more reason why I absolutely love my job at Temple.