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The Photographic Diptych Reception March 6th at the ADA Library

General Announcements, Special Event or Display

The Architecture, Design, and Art Library proudly present the work of UH Photography & Digital Media BFA Class of 2020! On view February- April 2020. A reception will be hosted Friday, March 6th from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Always free and open to the public.

About the group exhibition:

Photographers often work in series, telling a story through multiple images. Diptychs, which pair two images together, ask us to consider both images as part of the same work. Diptychs can present slight variations on theme, look at the same thing from different perspectives or juxtapose drastically different images. The images in this exhibition, all created by the Photography and Digital Media BFA senior class, encourage us to ask: How do the two images change the meaning of each other, making the sum greater than its parts? Do the images complete each other or challenge each other?

 

This exhibition is organized by UHPDM Associate Professor Keliy Anderson-Staley in collaboration with the SPE 2020 Vision Conference.

Go on a Blind Date with a Book at the ADA Library!

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Spring 2020 Pop-Up Schedule

General Announcements, New Resource, Special Event or Display

The Architecture, Design, and Art Library & Blaffer Art Museum proudly announces their new pop-up schedule this spring! Now in multiple locations.

The pop-up library program began in 2018 to introduce students to two-on campus resources that never knew existed. Each pop-up consists of curated art books available for check-out, museum catalogs for sale, and fun engaging activities.

POP UP ART LIBRARY & BOOK SALE

FRIDAY-02/07: 10AM-12PM @Blaffer’s Café

(Find our table at FIRST FRIDAY STUDIO SESSIONS, participate in art making activities, hands-on workshop on archival film, go on a free tour, snack, and the first 14 couples that show up will receive a free Valentine’s Day’s mystery bag.)

WEDNESDAY-02/12: 10AM-12PM @Fine Arts Building/ 3rd Floor

(Play “Blind Date with a Book”, snack, and enter for a chance to win a raffle prize.)

THURSDAY-02/27: 2PM-5PM @Fine Arts Building/ 4th Floor  

(Spin the wheel, win prizes, snack, and browse our fine collection of art books, supplies & catalogs.)

FRIDAY-03/06: 10AM-12PM @Blaffer’s Café

(Find our table at FIRST FRIDAY STUDIO SESSIONS, participate in art making activities, go on a free tour, snack, and browse through a selection of art books & catalogs.)

THURSDAY-03/19: 12PM-2PM @M.D. Anderson Library/ Outside Front Doors

(“First Day of Spring” activities, snack, and browse through a selection of fine art books & catalogs.)

THURSDAY-04/02: 4PM-6PM @Fine Arts Courtyard/RED BLOCK BASH 

(Find our table at RED BLOCK BASH art festival, free food, art making activities, tours, entertainment, games, raffle & prizes.)

FRIDAY-04/03: 10AM-12PM @Blaffer’s Café

(Find our table at FIRST FRIDAY STUDIO SESSIONS, participate in art making activities, go on a free tour, snack, and browse through a selection of art books & catalogs.)

THURSDAY-04/23: 12PM-2PM @Cullen Family Plaza Fountain & Reflection Pool

(“National Picnic Day” activities, snack, relax, and browse through a selection of fine art books & catalogs.)

FRIDAY-05/01: 10AM-12PM @Blaffer’s Café

(Find our table at FIRST FRIDAY STUDIO SESSIONS, participate in art making activities, go on a free tour, snack, relax, and browse through a selection of art books & catalogs.)

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 cwessinger@uh.edu 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.

Details:

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

Website: https://libraries.uh.edu/branches/jenkins/

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.

New Holiday Hours

General Announcements

November

Monday 11/25: 8am-8pm

Tuesday 11/26: 8am-8pm

Wednesday 11/27: 8am-5pm

Thursday 11/28: Closed

Friday 11/29:  Closed

Saturday 11/30: Closed

Sunday 11/31: Closed

December

Winter Intersession

December 12th- January 12th

Monday-Friday : 8am-5pm

Saturday & Sunday : Closed

Winter Break/ Library Closes

December 23th- January 1st : Closed

January 13th: Back to school/ Regular hours resume

Books & Bites: Michael Kubo

General Announcements, New Resource, Special Event or Display

The CoAD and the ADA Library proudly announce their new collaboration :

The event will feature Michael Kubo who will be discussing the research process & publishing of his new book Imaging the Modern : Architecture and Urbanism of the Pittsburgh Renaissance in hope of encouraging research participation. A small reception will follow, so come on and have a bite with us!

Date: November 1st

Time: 5:30-6:30pm

Venue: The Architecture, Design, and Art Library

Halloween Library Scavenger Hunt & Blaffer Bingo Night

General Announcements, Special Event or Display

The Architecture, Design & Art Library and Blaffer Art Museum proudly present:

Halloween Library Scavenger Hunt & Blaffer Bingo Night

Come ready to win some sweet treats! Extra points for those who come in costume. There will also be gruesome art making activities, haunted tours, a phantastic- photo-booth station, a spooky pop-up library & sale and more! Collect a stamp at the end of your participation and submit it to Blaffer’s front desk to enter our prize drawing.

Event 1: Halloween Library Scavenger Hunt

Location: The Architecture, Design, and Art Library

Date: 10.31

Time: 1-3pm

Cost: Free to all UH Students

Event 2: Blaffer Bingo Night

Location: Blaffer Art Museum

Date: 10.31

Time: 5-7:30pm

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

Contact the ADA Library or Blaffer Art Museum for more information.

Meet, Eat & Greet Student Artist Nov 8th

General Announcements, Special Event or Display

Come Meet, Eat & Greet Morgan Stahl during her reception at the Architecture, Design, and Art Library Nov 8th at 12pm. She will be talking about her new exhibit Time Steel Capsule  on view November 2019- January 2020.

“Steel Time Capsule is a collection of various memories and representations of myself, my family, and our experiences. Whether it is an item from my grandparent’s house or moment from a fun family vacation, I documented many things from my childhood through my art and sketches.”

Morgan Stahl

Morgan Stahl is a designer from Baltimore, Maryland. She moved to Houston to study Architecture at the University of Houston. She is in her fifth and final year of school and will graduate in May 2020. Morgan currently works at DEK Studio as a design professional on various small residential and commercial projects. She first started sketching in middle school while also taking many art classes in and outside of school to continuously learn more about design and art itself. Growing up in a small but tight knit family has influenced most of her work. Morgan’s art is representative of family and the emotions that come with those experiences.

Details:

When: November 8th, 2019

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

10 first guests will receive a gift

Refreshments will be served

Website: https://libraries.uh.edu/branches/jenkins/

Phone: 713-743-2340

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