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Pop-Up Art Library November 26th & 27th

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Catch the Architecture & Art Lib Staff on their latest adventure!


November 26th & 27th at the Fine Arts Courtyard (School of Art).


Pick up YOUR ARTSY book!

Check out Requirement:  Cougar Card

Social Media Challenge

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“BE A LADY” Student Art Opening Nov 2nd

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The William R. Jenkins Architecture & Art Library is happy to present BE A LADY by student artist Amira Maruf. An opening reception will be held on Friday, November 2nd with light refreshments. The exhibit will be on display through January and everyone is welcome to attend.

Amira Maruf is a Houston-based graphic designer whose works explore 2D design to site-specific installations. She received a Bachelors of Arts in Public Relations with a minor in Marketing from the University of Houston. During her undergraduate studies, she found joy in designing campaign collateral, which lead her to pursue a Masters of Fine Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design (from the University of Houston). As an MFA candidate, her research is focused on anthropologist studies and spatial concepts. When she graduates, she wants to pursue a career in teaching and own her studio practice.

Artist’s Statement

As a graphic designer, I use visual storytelling to exhibit social and environmental issues. With the heart of an anthropologist, my studies are heavily focused on the understanding of people and their interaction with the world around them. I am fascinated by the parts of history that are undocumented, for the uncertainty of the past offers opportunities for new discoveries. By analyzing time and space in relation to environment and culture, I actively look for new ways to encourage public engagement with issues that constitute against them. Inspired by visual artists such as Olafur Elision, Rana Begum, Rashid Johnson, and Candice Lin, my art and design practice questions diverse perspectives and seeks to find and exhibit hidden truths

Halloween Library Scavenger Hunt!

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*Play individually or with a partner

*Hunt for clues and write down the letters

*Spell out the phrase

*Win a reward

Student Art Exhibit on Feb. 12th

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Student Art Exhibit FlyerThe 2nd Annual Student Art Exhibit hosted by the University of Houston Libraries will open on February 12, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. The artwork will be exhibited on the third floor of the M.D. Anderson Library’s red wing. The exhibit will be open to the public during library hours, February 12th through April 15th.

This year we have 25 pieces, selected by a jury from the Museum of Fine Arts, Blaffer Gallery, Lawndale Art Center, the Menil Collection, and UH Art Department.

Please come enjoy some refreshments and help us congratulate the students whose works were selected and will be gracing the Library walls through mid-April!

The Student Art Committee, who arranged the exhibit and reception, consists of Nancy Linden, Carolyn Meanley, Catherine Essinger, Chad Thome, and Wilbert Taylor.

Student Art Exhibit Opening

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You are invited to the opening of a Student Art Exhibit, sponsored by the UH Libraries, on the third floor of the M.D. Anderson Library, Thursday, January 31st, 5:30-7:30.  Refreshments will be served.  The artists come from many colleges and classes.  The artwork represents a range of media, including vector art, photography, acrylic, ink, and mixed. 

Call for artists

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Work is being accepted for a juried exhibit, January 31-April 15, 2008, sponsored by UH Libraries.  Open to UH students in any major. The exhibit jury includes directors and curators from the Blaffer Gallery, Houston Art League, Lawndale Art Center, Menil Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, as well as UH Honors College and School of Art faculty members.

Submit 2D, ready to hang work in any medium, not to exceed 5'x5' or extend more than 4" from wall, to the Library Administration office on the 2nd floor of the M.D. Anderson Library or the Jenkins Architecture and Art Library.  Work will be accepted until 5 pm, January 16th. 


Addition to Rare Book Reading Room

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Ms. Barbara Franzheim recently gifted the Jenkins Library with a beautiful first edition of The works in architecture of Robert & James Adam, published by Dover in 1980. The Dover edition is the reprint of a volume published in Great Britain during the Neoclassical period. It includes 105 pages of finely detailed plates measuring 18 ½ inches and is housed in the Kenneth Franzheim, II Rare Book Room of the Jenkins Library. Books located in the Rare Book Room may be viewed by appointment.

New in the Kenneth Franzheim, II Rare Books Room

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