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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

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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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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

 

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 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virtual Student Art Exhibit

General Announcements, New Resource, Special Event or Display

Immerse yourself in a virtual art experience from the comfort of your own home. The Architecture, Design, and Art Library presents Inspiration Intention Process by student artist Dario de Leon now on view. Viewers are able to interact with the artwork, listen to his studio play list, and more.

Biography

I  was born in 1996 in The Valley, a region comprising the southernmost lands in Texas. A place neither fully Mexican or American, but something in between. Growing up I hated any art that wasn’t a touchstone to academic standards or antiquated beyond belief. In high school I figured out that was because I just didn’t understand how to understand art that wasn’t feeding me a narrative. When I was 17 Basquiat and a national treasure of an art teacher enlightened me and here we are. This year I’m graduating with a degree in art history. I believe as an artist I have an obligation to inspire others, explore what art is and its limits, and create something larger than myself as an individual. Art is too powerful to be squandered on goals of selfish ambition, awards, and achievements; those should come as affirmations of your Intentions.

 

Student Art Exhibits

Beginning in 2008, the University of Houston Libraries hosted an annual juried exhibit of student artwork, open to all students of all classifications and majors. A jury of professionals from the Houston arts community as well as UH School of Art faculty members selected work which was mounted each spring semester at the M.D. Anderson Library. After spring 2014, the very successful program, moved to the William R. Jenkins Architecture, Design, and Art Library in order to host solo and group exhibits all year-round.

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.

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.

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