Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Library holds annual Nat'l Library Week giveaway

The Library's National Library Week popular giveaway is well underway!  This is day three and there are still many great books and DVDs to win.  Stop on by & sign up to win.
Here are the items we're giving away this week:

Monday, April 12


Dress Codes: The Third ICP Triennial of Photography and Video (exhibition catalog)

Suffragettes to She-Devils: Women’s liberation and beyond By Liz McQuiston


Herb & Dorothy: You don’t have to be a Rockefeller to collect art A documentary film by Megumi Sasaki

Tuesday, April 13


A History of Graphic Design By Philip B. Meggs

Launching the Imagination: A comprehensive guide to basic design By Mary Stewart


Superbad Written by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg; Directed by Greg Mottola

Wednesday, April 14


Thomas Eakins (exhibition catalog) By Darrell Sewell

Van Gogh and Gauguin: The studio of the south (exhibition catalog) By Douglas Druick and Peter Zegers


Taxi Driver  Written by Paul Schrader; directed by Martin Scorsese

Thursday, April 15


The Visual Culture Reader By Nicholas Mirzoeff

Watching Anime, Reading Manga: 25 years of essays and reviews By Fred Patten


Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends: Complete season one

Friday, April 16


Georgia O’Keeffe: the New York years

Mary Cassatt, Modern Woman (exhibition catalog) By Judith A. Barter 


The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror (V,VI,VII,XII)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Douglas Crimp lectures @ MCAD April 15

Renowned art historian, critic and art activist, Douglas Crimp will present his lecture entitled Action Around the Edges, Thursday, April 15 at 6:30 pm in Auditorium 150. The lecture is a portion of his memoir in progress which chronicles "the artistic and sexual experimentation thriving in the abandoned industrial spaces of Manhattan in the 1970s."
Crimp has written extensively on late 20th century art and the rise of AIDs activism.  This week the MCAD Library highlights many of his publications from the collection including the special issue of October he edited in 1987 entitiled, AIDS: Cultural Analysis/Cultural Activism, and his book On the Museum's Ruins.  All items are now on display in the main reading room.

Friday, April 2, 2010

April circulation desk display highlights art in the great outdoors

During the month of April the Library is featuring a display of material from the collection about recent developments in artists' and designers' use of the landscape as context, and the earth and plants as media.  Examples of public green spaces, private gardens, earthworks and living sculpture are beautifully illustrated in these selections, and feature artists well known for creating land art such as Andy Goldsworthy, Michael Heizer, and Robert Irwin, as well the growing number of national and international artists working in this area.  Turn your creative eye to the great outdoors! Spring has sprung!!