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Find Your Way with Wayfinding Guided Tours + Featured Performance

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

Join us for a series of guided tours of Finding Your Way with Wayfinding: Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin. Meet at the Blaffer Art Museum and tour the exhibition. Embark on a journey across campus to discover Wind Prints, Spray Pieces, and an Artist Book, exploring the artists’ works at Special Collections at M.D. Anderson Library, Student Center, and Jenkins Architecture, Design, and Art Library.

Learn about how the artists practice explores history and combines multiple media and performance to uncover the unheralded histories of LGBTQ communities across the United States. The works in Wayfinding are part of the 50 States project—an ongoing, multi-decade series that will be accomplished throughout the artists’ lifetimes—explores how the histories and legacies of elements found and forgotten affect the contemporary LGBTQ+ experience. Finish the tour at the Jenkins Architecture, Design, and Art Library, where you will converse over refreshments, as well as a prize drawing. 

Organized in partnership with the Jenkins Architecture, Design, and art Library,  Special Collections at the M.D. Anderson Library, and the Student Center.

Students who sign-up for the tours will automatically enter our prize drawing. Sign-up online here. 

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Tour Schedule + Featured Performance

Tuesday, Sep 6, 2022

Time: 11: 00am – 12:30pm

Location: Meet at the Blaffer and tour the exhibition.

Reception and prize drawing to follow in the Jenkins Architecture, Design, and Art Library

Wednesday, Sep, 7 2022

Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Location: Meet at the Blaffer and tour the exhibition.

Reception and prize drawing to follow in the Jenkins Architecture, Design, and Art Library

Wednesday, Sep, 7 2022

Time: 2:30 – 3:30pm

Nick & Jake Spray Painting Performance

Creating of “Freemont née Stewart Lake”

Location: Wilhelmina’s Grove

Attend the creation of an original artwork, part of Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin’s series! Visit other works in the series at the Student Center and the Jenkins Architecture, Design, and Art Library at University of Houston.

Come visit us during Shasta’s Open House 09.01

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

Come visit Blaffer Art Museum and the Architecture, Design, and Art Library during Shasta’s Open House. Then engage in fun art making activities, pick-up free giveaways, and learn about our amazing resources, services, events and much more!

Shasta’s Open House

Date: Thursday, September 1st, 2022

Time: 11:00am -3:00pm

Location: Multiple locations

Visit dozens of departments and colleges while collecting freebies along the way! Learn about their upcoming events, services, and ways you can get involved.

The more stops you visit, the more giveaways you can get! Some prizes include t-shirts, gas gift cards, and a Nintendo Switch! See UH Calendar Here.

 

 

Open Call for Artists 2022-2023

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

The Architecture, Design, and Art Library is now accepting student exhibition proposals for the 2022-2023 season. Open call due date is September 30, 2022.  See website for more details

New Check-out Loan Rule for Undergraduates

General Announcements, New Service

We are happy to announce that all undergraduate students will now be able check-out books for a whole semester! However, it does not apply to books belonging to UH Downtown, Clear Lake, and Law. See details below.

UH Libraries (Main Campus)

Undergraduates Semester Loan

UH Law

Undergraduates 2-Weeks Loan

UH Downtown

Undergraduates 6-Weeks Loan

UH Clear Lake

Undergraduates 6-Weeks Loan
*Note that, reserves, media, and other special items may have different lending periods.*

Library Excellence Awards Ceremony 2022

General Announcements, Special Event or Display

The University of Houston Libraries celebrated their 2022 Library Excellence Awards ceremony recognizing librarians and staff who achieve meritorious work goals and embody organizational values of collaboration, empathy, and creativity.

Estefania Garcia received the Staff Achievement award. Garcia became an avid promoter of equity and social justice by curating book displays that represent marginalized groups. Garcia is reliable and creative, assisting with promoting materials, creating short story clips on searching for articles, images, videos, and databases, and managing the William R. Jenkins Architecture, Design, and Art Library‘s Instagram account. Garcia is a recent graduate of the School of Art with a wide-ranging knowledge of art programs, and offers invaluable insight on student needs and behaviors when planning outreach and service activities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emily Slaughter received the Student Achievement award. Slaughter has an exemplary attitude, along with patience and a willingness to lend help where it’s needed. Currently a graduate student in the Curriculum and Instruction Art Education program, Slaughter’s insight on the learning habits of art students is always most welcome.

New Rare Book Exhibits

General Announcements, New Resource, Special Event or Display

Two brand new exhibitions featuring items from the Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room are now on view at the William R. Jenkins Architecture, Design, and Art  Library. 

 On display in the first floor display vitrine there are several furniture catalogs by the iconic furniture company, Herman Miller. Some of the items on display include a brochure for the Eames lounge chair, modular seating catalog, a digital look into The Herman Collection (1955), and more.

Additionally in the Mezzanine display case there are six plates from 450 Años de Lucha: Homenaje al Pueblo Mexicano (1960) (450 Years of Struggle: Homage to the Mexican People ) published by the Taller de Gráfica Popular. The plates depict important moments and figures in Mexico’s history, such as Cuauhtémoc and Benito Juarez.  

The new exhibitions will be on view until the end of the Fall semester. 

Welcome to our new Senior Library Specialist

General Announcements
The William R. Jenkins Architecture, Design, and Art Library is very pleased to introduce our new colleague, Caroline Woods.

Caroline was born and raised on the Mississippi coast and attended the University of Southern Mississippi where she received her bachelor’s degree in art. During her time in college, Caroline quickly realized she loved writing, researching, and learning about any art related subject. Caroline loves to learn new things and explore new ideas. She feels honored and eager to join the Architecture, Design, and Art Library team where her primary job duties will be circulation, course reserves, and assisting patrons with their research, teaching, and coursework.

Caroline may be reached at x32340 and at cwoods2@central.uh.edu.

Celebrate Pride Month

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

This June the Architecture, Design, and Art Library is celebrating Pride Month with a new book display! All books available for check-out.




New Summer Hours 2022

General Announcements, New Service

The Architecture, Design, and Art Library will have new intersession & summer hours. See details below.

Intersession I Hours

May 13 – June 5

Monday – Friday : 8am – 5pm

Saturday & Sunday : Closed

 

Summer Hours

June 6 – August 12

Monday – Friday :  8am – 5pm

Saturday: 1 – 5pm

Sunday: Closed

 

Intersession II Hours

August 13- 21

Monday – Friday : 8am – 5pm

Saturday & Sunday : Closed

 

Holidays

Memorial Day- Closed
Monday, May 30, 2022

Independence Day- Closed
Monday, July 4, 2022

Architecture, Design, and Art Library closing May 13

General Announcements, Special Event or Display

The Architecture, Design, and Art Library will be closing from 1:30 -3:30pm on Friday, May 13th during the College of Architecture and Design’s graduation and will resume to regular hours after the ceremony.

 

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