A Geniza by Raphael Rubinstein, Professor of Critical Studies at UH’s School of Art, is on display in the upper mezzanine. A Geniza is a limited edition poem in a box inspired by Cairo, Egypt. The poem is fragmented into more than 100 pieces of paper, using various colored paper and different fonts, resulting in an eclectic and visually stimulating display. The poem is meant to be pieced together by each reader to create a distinctive itinerary through Cairo’s history and meaning.
On display in the south wing exhibit case: the LEGO Architecture series, curated by Library Specialist Julia Kress (and assembled by her son). The LEGO structures are based upon great built works, such as the Sydney Opera House and the Villa Savoye, and complimented by books from the William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library collection.