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Pop-Up Art Library + Book Showcase Nov 5

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

The Architecture, Design, and Art Library & Blaffer Art Museum

present:

A Pop-Up Art Library + Book Showcase Nov 5

 

Pop-Up Art Library + Book Showcase

In partnership with Blaffer Art Museum’s First Friday Studio Sessions, browse through a selection of curated art books and museum catalogues thematically related to the museum’s current exhibition Molly Zuckerman-Hartung: Comic Relief.

Time: 10am-12pm

Location: Fine Arts Courtyard (School of Art)

About

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.

First Friday Studio Sessions

Blaffer Art Museum offers Studio Sessions the first Friday 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.

This event is free and open to the public.

 

 

Halloween Library Scavenger Hunt Oct 26

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

The Architecture, Design, and Art Library

presents:

Halloween Library Scavenger Hunt Oct 26

Halloween Library Scavenger Hunt 

Happy Howl-oween!

Stop by the Architecture, Design & Art Library and hunt for clues for a fang-tastic time. After completing the phrase earn a treat. Extra treats for those that follow us on social media or come in costume. Happy haunting!

Nightmarish Date: 10.26.21

Enchanted Time: 9am-6pm

Ghostly Location: The Architecture, Design, and Art Library/Room 106 (Inside the College of Architecture and Design.)

 

RULES

*Play individually, if you dare.

*Hunt for the hidden clues using QR codes, watch for the undead.

*Spell out the phrase, mwahaha!

*Win a treat and be sure to holler trick or treat!

 

Social Media

IG: @uh.arch.art.library

Twitter: @UH_Arch_Art_Lib

Facebook: @UH.Arch.Art.Library

 

Virtual Pop-Up Library + Book Showcase Oct 1

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

The Architecture, Design, and Art Library

presents:

A Virtual Pop-Up Library & Book Showcase Oct 1 via Instagram

Virtual Pop-Up Library & Book Showcase

In partnership with Blaffer Art Museum’s First Friday Studio Sessions, browse through a selection of curated art books and museum catalogues thematically related to the museum’s current exhibition Jagdeep Raina: Bonds & Martine Gutierrez: Radiant Cut.

See via QR code or Instagram October 1

 

Blaffer Virtual Tour

Join Katherine Veneman, Curator of Education, on a live tour of their latest exhibition Jagdeep Raina: Bonds & Martine Gutierrez: Radiant Cut. Get inspired and learn how to ” tell a story” through fiber art & water media. Tours are free and open to the public

Art Activity: “Tell a Story” Fiber Art & Water Media 

Zoom Meeting
Join Zoom Meeting
https://uh-edu-cougarnet.zoom.us/j/92383160735?pwd=ZFNjZVZXZDQzR2tpeWlXT2YxdkFLUT09
Meeting ID: 923 8316 0735
Passcode: 155875

Time: 10am-10:30am Central Time

Date: October 1

 

About

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. Comment your favorite pop-up book and enter a chance to win a free reward. 

First Friday Studio Sessions

Blaffer Art Museum offers Studio Sessions the first Friday 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.

Virtual Pop-Up Library + Book Showcase Sept 3

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

The Architecture, Design, and Art Library

presents:

A Virtual Pop-Up Library & Book Showcase Sept 3 via Instagram

Virtual Pop-Up Library & Book Showcase

In partnership with Blaffer Art Museum’s First Friday Studio Sessions, browse through a selection of curated art books and museum catalogues thematically related to the museum’s current exhibition, Jamal Cyrus: The End of My Beginning. 

Link via Instagram

Time: All-day

Virtual Tour of Jamal Cyrus: The End of My Beginning

Join Katherine Veneman, Curator of Education, on a live-virtual tour of the latest exhibition Jamal Cyrus: The End of My Beginning. Get inspired and learn how to design and album cover. Tours are free and open to the public

Zoom meeting ID: 940 8705 0976 (Passcode: 803409)

Click here to access the meeting

Time: 10am-10:30am

Art Activity 1: “Let’s Weave!” Collage

Art Activity 2: “Design an Album Cover”

About

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. Follow @uh.arch.art.library and @blafferartmuseum on Instagram for a chance to win free library swag.

First Friday Studio Sessions

Blaffer Art Museum offers Studio Sessions the first Friday 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.

Get Your Art & Design Supplies!

General Announcements, New Resource, New Service

The Architecture, Design, and Art Library is happy to announces its new non-consumable and consumable art & design supplies! Students may check-out these items at the Service Desk for a period of six-weeks. Get yours while supplies last.

 

Architectural Drawing Set

A proficient drawing set with a variety of assortments perfect for drafting, it includes:
★ Graphic Compass + Attachments

 

Architectural Ruler

A heavy-duty laser etched scale excellent for drafting, it includes:
★ 12″ Aluminum Triangle Ruler

 

Basic Tool Set

A helpful assortment of tools to start any project perfect for modeling, designing, stretching canvas, crafting, wiring, practice safety measures and more, it includes:
★ Round Nose Plier
★ Side Cutter Plier
★ Easy Cutter (Model Making)
★ Safety Glasses
★ Scissors
★ Cut Resistant Gloves
★ Measuring Tape
★ Steel Spring Clamp

 

Ceramic & Sculpting Set

Premium assortment of ceramic & sculpting tools excellent for clay carving, sculpting, modeling, smoothing, hand building, burnishing, throwing, and scraping, it includes:
★ Rubber Rib
★ Serrated Rib
★ Wood Tool 1
★ Wood Tool 2
★ Pottery Tools
★ Carving & Sculpting Tools

 

Chopper II

A mighty chopper tool producing accurate cuts perfect for cutting wood and making models, it includes:
★ 7 x 7 ” Cut Base
★ 30°, 45° and 60° Degree Miter Cut Guides

 

Coloring Pencils

A fantastic set of coloring pencils excellent for sketching and designing, it includes:
★ 24 Pencils

 

Cutting Mat

The ultimate self-healing mat perfect for designing and crafting, it includes:
★ 11 x 17″ Self-Healing Mat

 

Drafting Ruler Set

A superior assortment of drafting rulers excellent for drafting, it includes:
★ 12″Ruler
★ 6″45° Triangle
★ 6 ” 30/60° Triangle
★ 6″ Protractor

 

Drawing Board

An exceptional easel board great for sketching, drafting, and painting, it includes:
★ 19.75 x 29.5″ Portable Sketching/Easel Board

 

French Curve & Circle Set

A fine variety of curves & circles excellent for designing, it includes:
★ Large & Small Circle Template
★ 5.25″ Curves
★ 6.5″ Curves
★ 8″ Curves
★ 8.5″ Curves
★ 12.5″ Curves
★ 10.25″ Curves

 

Glue Kit

Excellent assortment of glues great for models, paper crafting, wood making, collaging, repairing, scrap-booking, and more, it includes:
★ Wood Glue
★ Tacky Glue
★ Modeling Glue
★ Balsa & Basswood Glue
★ Foam Glue
★ Glue-All

 

Palette Knife & Brush Set

Deluxe paint knives & brushes perfect for painting and mixing, it includes:
★ Palette Knives
★ 2″Artist Knife
★ 2″ House Paint Brush
★ No. 8 Flat Brush
★ No. 4 Filbert Brush
★ No. 6 Filbert Brush
★ No. 0 Round Brush
★ No. 1 Round Brush
★ No. 2 Round Brush
★ No. 4 Round Brush
★ No. 4 Bright Brush
★ No. 8 Bright Brush

 

Parallel Bars

Exceptional parallel bars great for drafting, it includes:
★ 36″ Parallel Straightedge + Attachments

 

Sketching Markers

Top-Rated color markers with dual-tip perfect for sketching, illustrating, and crafting, it includes:
★ 72 Color Markers

 

Sketching Pens

Premium pens great for sketching, illustrating, and crafting, it includes:
★ 6 Black Fine Liner Pens

 

Speedball Linoleum Cutting Tool

A fine assortment of cutting tools perfect for linoleum relief-printing, it includes:
★ 1 Linoleum Cutting Handle
★ No. 1
★ No. 2
★ No. 3
★ No. 5
★ No. 6

 

T-Square

An outstanding T-square great for drafting, it includes:
★ 36″ T-Square

 

Wood Carving Set

Excellent wood carving tools perfect for woodcut relief-printing, it includes:
★ 7 Piece Tool Set

 

X-ACTO Knife Set

A precise assortment of blades & knives excellent for modelling, designing, and crafting, it includes:
★ 3 Knives
★ 10 Blades

Reserve yours online, click here to request them while supplies last.

William R. Jenkins Architecture, Design, and Art Library Terms & Conditions

→ Supplies are to be returned in good condition.
→ A fee will be added to supplies that are lost or damaged.
→ Supplies must be handled with caution & care.
→ The University of Houston Libraries, it’s officers, agents, employees and students are hereby released from any and all claims, accidents, deaths, or personal injuries that these art & design supplies may cause from the William R. Jenkins Architecture, Design, and Art Library.

History 

In 2019, the Architecture, Design, and Art Library expanded its collection by introducing new art & design supplies available for check-out. The goal was to assist students who would not be able to complete their coursework because they lack access or funding for these supplies. In 2021, the library expanded its supply collection with consumable & non-consumable items.

Contact us archlib@uh.edu.

 

New Rare Book Exhibits On View

General Announcements, New Resource, Special Event or Display

The Architecture, Design, & Art Library is happy to present two new special collections exhibitions featuring newly acquired items from our Franzheim Rare Books collection! 

In the Mezzanine area we have on display issues no. 5, 7, and 9 of the Fluxus journal Fluxus ccV TRE. 

Fluxus was an avant-garde art movement that emerged in the early 1960s and created in response to the elitism and commercialism that was found in the art market at the time. Conceived by George Maciunas, a central figure in the movement, the Fluxus publishing program was meant to communicate the group ideas on an international scale. The issues on display feature images from Fluxus performance events, such as issue no. 9 John, Yoko, and Flux which contains images from 1970’s Flux Fest. 

On the first floor display case is a collection of papers from Fellow Communards and Communal Fellows. The box contains a series of printed objects such as maps, flyers, zines and photographs, created by artists, activists and members of the Llano del Rio Collective in response to the social and political landscape of Los Angeles. The materials included address issues such as immigration, refugees, and gentrification. 

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

Virtual Pop-Up Archives 2020-2021

General Announcements, New Resource, Special Event or Display

Spring 2021 

 

February 5, 2021

Pop-up Library & Showcase

Theme: Celebrating Black History Month

Access link here

February 12, 2021

Special Pop-Up Library

Theme: Celebrating Valentine’s Day

Access link here

March 8, 2021

Special Pop-Up Library

Theme: Celebrating International Women’s Day

Access link here

April 16, 2021

Special Pop-Up Library

Theme: Celebrating Spring

Access link here

May 7, 2021

Special Pop-Up Library

Theme: Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Access link here

May 14, 2021

Special Pop-Up Library

Theme: Celebrating National Photography Month

Access link here

 

Fall 2020

 

September 4, 2020

Pop-up Library & Showcase

Theme: Celebrating Rodney McMillian: Historically Hostile Exhibition 

Access link here

September 25, 2020

Special Pop-Up Library

Theme: Celebrating Graphic Design, Drawing, Illustration, Manga, and Comic Art 

Access link here

October 2, 2020

Pop-up Library & Showcase

Theme: Celebrating Stephanie Syjuco: The Visible Invisible Exhibition

Access link here

October 30, 2020

Special Pop-Up Library

Theme: Celebrating Halloween

Access link here

November 6, 2020

Pop-up Library & Showcase

Theme: Celebrating Simon Fujiwara: Hope House Exhibition

Access link here

November 20, 2020

Special Pop-Up Library

Theme: Celebrating Native American Art

Access link here

New Library Book Drop in the Arts District

General Announcements, New Resource, New Service

Have a book to return and don’t know where to go? Look no further, a new book drop bin has been installed on the first floor of the School of Art. The project finalized late January and is now open to the public.

Spring Pop-Up Library Programming

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

The Architecture, Design, and Art Library proudly announces their virtual pop-up programming. Each pop-up consists of curated art books on-view & fun prize drawings. So come and join in!

POP UP ART LIBRARY SCHEDULE

02.05

Pop-up Library & Showcase

Theme: Black History Month

Via Social Media

02.12

Special Pop-Up Library

Theme: Valentine’s Day

Via Social Media

03.08

Special Pop-Up Library

Theme: International Women’s Day

Via Social Media

04.16

Special Pop-Up Library

Theme: Spring

Via Social Media

05.07

Special Pop-Up Library

Theme: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Via Social Media

05.14

Special Pop-Up Library

Theme: National Photography Month

Via Social Media

Books + Bytes with Reto Geiser

General Announcements, New Resource, Special Event or Display

The Architecture, Design, and Art Library presents Books + Bytes with guest speaker Reto Geiser Sept 17th, 2020 at 5pm.

Reto Geiser is the Director of Undergraduate Studies at Rice University and will be discussing his experience researching, writing and publishing his book Giedion and America: Repositioning the History of Modern Architecture.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/97151463593?pwd=TTMzTE1QcGRSVUM3eS95Vmw3WGFTQT09

Meeting ID: 971 5146 3593

Upcoming Books+Bytes

October 16, 2 pm

Ronnie Self, Professor of Architecture, College of Architecture and Design, University of Houston

Author of The Architecture of Art Museums

Nov 13, 2 pm

Gail Peter Borden, Director of Graduate Studies, College of Architecture and Design, University of Houston

Author of New Essentialism: Material Architecture

Dec 4, 1 pm

Natilee Harren, Assistant Professor of Art History, College of the Arts, University of Houston

Author of Fluxus Forms: Scores, Multiples, and the Eternal Network

 

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