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New Rare Exhibits On View

General Announcements, New Resource, Special Event or Display

Welcome to the roaring twenties! Visitors at the Architecture, Design, and Art Library will be able to view two new rare books exhibits featuring several works relevant to the 1920’s in celebration of the new decade!

On the first floor south wing exhibit case there are selections from our Franzheim Rare Books Room that contain key components of the development in modernist architecture, art and design. The books on display include a copy of Corbusier’s The Modular and an issue of Derrier Le Mirroir featuring a Kandinsky cover.

On the upper mezzanine display case visitors may find illustrations of cheery dancing figures by the famous belle époque caricaturist, SEM, from the volume White Bottoms.

To view the rest of this—one of a kind portfolio, contact Catherine Essinger at for an appointment.

Student Art Exhibit Opening 02/13

General Announcements, Special Event or Display

Come Meet, Eat & Greet student artist Reema (Reema F. Yeager) during her reception at the Architecture, Design, and Art Library Feb 13th at 12pm. She will be talking about her new exhibit All Roads Lead to Home on view Feb-Apr 2020.

Reema was born in South Dakota, grew up in California, North Dakota, U.S.A and Damascus, Syria, and currently based in Houston, TX. In 2007 Reema received a Bachelor in Fine Arts degree from the Art Institute of Houston in Interior Design, and has been a practicing designer for over ten years. Currently, Reema is a Masters of Fine Arts candidate at the University of Houston in Interdisciplinary Practice and Emerging Forms focusing on Transmedia Storytelling: the use of digital and analog mediums to tell narrative stories across platforms.


When: Thursday, Feb 13th, 2020

Time: 12pm

Venue: Architecture, Design, and Art Library located inside the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture & Design

Cost: Free to all UH students, faculty, and staff

Refreshments will be served


Phone: 713-743-2340

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Books & Bites with Donna Kacmar

General Announcements, New Resource, New Service, Special Event or Display

The Architecture, Design, and Art Library welcomes you on Friday, February 7th for a discussion for architects & designers.

Donna Kacmar will give a presentation about her experience researching, writing, and publishing Victor Lundy: Artist Architect. 

There will also be an array of selected material from the Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, Architectural Archives, and general collection.

Everyone who is interested in learning about researching & publishing are welcome to attend. The doors will open at 5pm with light refreshments and at 5:30 Donna’s presentation will follow.