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New Rarebook 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

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February 12, 2021

Special Pop-Up Library

Theme: Celebrating Valentine’s Day

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March 8, 2021

Special Pop-Up Library

Theme: Celebrating International Women’s Day

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April 16, 2021

Special Pop-Up Library

Theme: Celebrating Spring

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May 7, 2021

Special Pop-Up Library

Theme: Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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May 14, 2021

Special Pop-Up Library

Theme: Celebrating National Photography Month

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Fall 2020

 

September 4, 2020

Pop-up Library & Showcase

Theme: Celebrating Rodney McMillian: Historically Hostile Exhibition 

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September 25, 2020

Special Pop-Up Library

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

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October 2, 2020

Pop-up Library & Showcase

Theme: Celebrating Stephanie Syjuco: The Visible Invisible Exhibition

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October 30, 2020

Special Pop-Up Library

Theme: Celebrating Halloween

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November 6, 2020

Pop-up Library & Showcase

Theme: Celebrating Simon Fujiwara: Hope House Exhibition

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November 20, 2020

Special Pop-Up Library

Theme: Celebrating Native American Art

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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

 

Arts & Antiracism Guide Now Available

General Announcements, New Resource

A new Arts & Antiracism libguide is now available.

The guide has key information & resources in support of antiracism initiatives by Katherine G. McGovern College of the Arts.

Thanks to the contributions of Madelyn S. Washington (Music Library) and Catherine Essinger (Architecture, Design & Art Library).

Reach out directly if you wish to contribute.

Virtual Town Hall to Go Out and Vote

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

Dean Andrew Davis from the McGovern College of the Arts just announced that he will be hosting a virtual town hall Friday, September 18th at 4 pm. This in order to promote the Get out the Vote efforts to all the UH community.

This information and action campaign is kindly coordinated by Professors Karen Stokes and Toni Valle of the Dance Program in the School of Theater & Dance.

To learn more, what the college is facilitating to support these efforts click here. 

Virtual Pop-Up Library Schedule

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

 

 

Archived Virtual Pop-Up’s

September 4th

September 25th

October 2nd

October 30th

November 6th

November 20th 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Texas Art Project Coming Soon!

General Announcements, New Resource

UH Libraries Special Collections proudly announced they will be digitizing the Texas Art Project previously archived at the MFAH. The Texas Art project is a collection of visual arts history between 1978-1985 featuring women artists and artists of color. Students and scholars will soon have access to approximately 150,000 primary source images.

This project was made possible through the Texas State Library and Archives CommissionTexTreasures grant, and Institute for Museum and Library Services funding.

Portrait of Dorothy Hood in the studio (1977) | Martha Armstrong | Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Archives

View introductory exhibit at the MFAH.

View collection list at UH Special Collections.

See more details.

Listen to Gerald D. Hines’s Interview

General Announcements, New Resource

The Architecture, Design, and Art Library would like to honor the legacy of Gerald D. Hines by sharing an interview archived in the UH Digital Library.

The interview took place in 2013 between Jorge Munoz and Mr. Hines from the series Building Houston. He discusses his early beginnings, career as a developer, collaboration with important architects, building materials & finishes, and selected projects.

Click here to listen to interview.

 

 

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