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Go on a Blind Date with a Book!

General Announcements, New Resource, New Service, Planned Down Time, Special Event or Display

The Architecture, Design, and Art Library

Invites you to:

 Go on a Blind Date with a Book Feb 7-13 

About Event

Show your love to the library by participating in our annual Blind Date with a Book display located at the Architecture, Design, and Art Library starting Feb 7 – 13. Those that “rate their dates” will enter our prize drawing to win a gift card, winners will be announced on Feb 14th.

Rules

♥ First you check-out a “blind date” book without unwrapping it (no cheating).

♥ Read it!

♥ Easy rating forms included, so “rate your date” even if you didn’t finish it.

♥ Return the form to the library to enter our prize drawing.

♥ The more “dates” you rate, the higher chances of winning,  so be sure to come back for more “blind dates.”

♥ Winners will be announced on Valentine’s Day.

Dates: February 7 – 13

Location: Architecture, Design, and Art Library

This event is free and open to the UH community

For questions, contact us at archlib@uh.edu

 

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Pop-Up Library & Studio Sessions + CollageShop Feb 3

General Announcements, New Resource, New Service, Planned Down Time, Special Event or Display

The ADA Library, Blaffer Art Museum, and Public Art UHS

present:

 Pop-Up Library & Studio Sessions + CollageShop Feb 3

 

Pop-Up Art Library & Studio Sessions  + CollageShop

In partnership with Blaffer Art Museum’s First Friday Studio Sessions, and Public Art UHS browse through a selection of curated art books and museum catalogues thematically related to the museum’s current exhibition Caroline Mesquita: Noctambules. Then participate in collage-making  led by the notable artist Tay Butler’s CollageShop.

Time: 3-5pm

Location: Blaffer Art Museum

This event is free and open to the public

Register Here.

Pop-Up’s

The Pop-Up Library program began in 2018 in collaboration with Blaffer Art Museum and the Architecture, Design, and Art Library to introduce students to two campus resources. Each pop-up consists of curated art books and  featured catalogs for sale.

Studio Sessions

Blaffer Art Museum offers Studio Sessions the first Thursday of every month during the fall and spring semesters. Students are invited to join drop-in tours and hands-on activities to better connect with current exhibitions. The Blaffer regularly partners with the William R. Jenkins Architecture, Design, and Art Library to a host a pop-up at each event where students can check out art books and supplies.

CollageShop

CollageShop is presented in partnership with Public Art UHS. This workshop is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis. Space is limited and registration is required. All workshop materials will be provided to participants.

Tay Butler is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Houston while teaching and studying in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Currently an MFA candidate of the University of Arkansas’ Photography and Studio Art program, he received his BFA in Photography and Digital Media from the University of Houston. His work We Are Still Searching…, currently on view at UH’s Louise J. Moran Fine Arts Courtyard, uses the medium of collage to revisit the Great Migration of six million African Americans out of the South, as well as explores the current Re-Migration to the South. The 14-foot-tall collage includes items such as old magazine advertisements from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s as well as billboard images passed by Black Americans along their north/southward routes.

See Tay Butler’s past Student Art Exhibition archived in the UH Digital Library.

 

New Rare Book Exhibits On View

General Announcements, New Resource, Special Event or Display

The Architecture, Design, & Art Library is pleased to present two new special collections exhibitions featuring items from our Franzheim Rare Books collection.

On the Mezzanine, we are showcasing 6 plates from the International Competition of the Carnegie Foundation: The Palace of Peace at the Hague (1907).

Originally built to house the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), The Peace Palace is also home to the United Nations’ International Court of Justice, the Hague Academy of International Law, and the Peace Palace Library. The project was funded by the Andrew Carnegie Foundation, which in 1905 held an open international competition in order to find a suitable design for the building. The Neo-Renaissance style design submitted by the French architect, Louis M. Cordonnier, was chosen as the winner and in 1913 the Peace Palace was completed. The plates on display depict the winning design by Cordonnier, as well as the second, third, and fourth place winners plus two designs that were not prized.

On the first-floor display case, we are showcasing the Tegner Album by Hans Tegner.

Hans Tegner, born in 1853, was a Danish artist and illustrator. He is best known for illustrating the literary works of Hans Christian Andersen, author of the Little Mermaid among other well-known literary fairytales.

On display is a selection from the 96 plates of The Tegner Album. The images contain satire and joke drawings, material which was published in the bourgeois satirical magazines “Punch” and “Oldfux”. 

To make an appointment, please contact us at archlib@uh.edu.

Virtual Pop-Up Archives Fall 2021

General Announcements, New Resource, Special Event or Display

Fall 2021 

 

September 3, 2021

Pop-up Library & Showcase

Theme: Celebrating Jamal Cyrus: The End of My Beginning Exhibition

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October 1, 2021

Pop-Up Library & Showcase

Theme: Celebrating Jagdeep Raina: Bonds & Martine Gutierrez: Radiant Cut Exhibitions

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November 22, 2021

Special Pop-Up Library

Theme: Celebrating World Kindness

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December 13, 2021

Special Pop-Up Library

Theme: Celebrating Human Rights

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