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Celebrate Earth Day with Us!

General Announcements, New Resource, Special Event or Display

Celebrate Earth Day with the Architecture, Design, and Art Library by checking-out our new book exhibit on Sustainable Design! All books available for loan.

 

Listen to Raymond Brochstein’s Interview

General Announcements, New Resource

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

The interview took place in 2015  between Mr. Brochstein and David Bucek from the series Building Houston. He discusses the history discusses the history of his family, business, Rice University campus architecture, and the City of Houston’s built environment.

Watch the interview below.


		

Books and Bytes with Tom Diehl & Eric Dowding

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

The last speakers in the 2021-2022 Books and Bytes series are Tom Diehl, associate professor of Architecture at Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design and graphic designer Eric Dowding. They will speak about the creation of Diehl’s newest book Internal: Developing Informed Architectural Languages. 

When: April 13, 2022
Time: 6pm
Where: Virtual

 

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 972 8012 6319
Passcode: 571741

https://zoom.us/j/97280126319?pwd=aUVoTXU4NXZsNktHc3E3ZE90N3pJZz09

Celebrate National Library Week April 3- 9

General Announcements, Planned Down Time, Special Event or Display

Show us your love by celebrating National Library Week at the Architecture, Design, and Art Library 04/03- 04/09. Every day, you may spin the wheel for a chance to win a mystery bag so come while supplies last. There will also be a complementary book display, art making activities and much more!

 

 

Celebration Days During National Library Week

Monday, April 4: State of America’s Libraries Report released, including Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of 2021.
Tuesday, April 5: National Library Workers Day, a day for library staff, users, administrators, and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.
Wednesday, April 6: National Library Outreach Day (formerly National Bookmobile Day), a day to celebrate library outreach and the dedicated library professionals who are meeting their patrons where they are.
Thursday, April 7: Take Action for Libraries Day, a day to rally advocates to support libraries.

 

Where: Architecture, Design, and Art Library
Dates: April 3- 9
Time: Library Opening Hours
This event is free and open to the public

 

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 Pop-Up Library & Studio Sessions + RED BLOCK BASH 4/7

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The ADA Library, Blaffer Art Museum and B.A.M.S.A

present:

 Pop-Up Library & Studio Sessions + RED BLOCK BASH Apr 7

 

 

Pop-Up Art Library & Studio Sessions  + BAMSA’S RED BLOCK BASH

RED BLOCK BASH is a multidisciplinary celebration of the arts featuring student performances from various organizations. There will also be fun tours, art making activities, prizes, giveaways, and selection of curated art books from the Pop-Up Library booth.

Time: 4-6pm

Location: Fine Arts Courtyard

This event is free and open to the public

Pop-Up’s

The Pop-Up Library program began in 2018 in collaboration with Blaffer Art Museum and the William R. Jenkins 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.

Studio Sessions

Blaffer Art Museum offers Studio Sessions the first Thursday 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.

Blaffer Art Museum Student Association

The Blaffer Art Museum Student Association (BAMSA) was founded in 2005 with the goal to increase student participation in the museum community, enabling students to enrich their educational experience and the museum to reach an important audience. Today, BAMSA builds a creative community open to students across disciplines that sparks students’ quest for knowledge and pursuit of artistic endeavors.

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Virtual Pop-Up Art Library Mar 22

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

The Architecture, Design, and Art Library

presents:

A Virtual Pop-Up Library March 22nd via Instagram 

Virtual Pop-Up Library

Browse through a selection of curated art books featuring books celebrating National Craft Month. Follow us on social media and win FREE swag!

Spring Break Hours

General Announcements, New Service

Pop-Up Library & Studio Sessions + BAMSA’S Biannual Art Show 3/10

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

The ADA Library, Blaffer Art Museum, and BAMSA

present:

 Pop-Up Art Library & Studio Sessions + BAMSA’S Biannual Art Show Mar 10

Pop-Up Art Library & Studio Sessions  + BAMSA’s Biannual Art Show

Stroll through the Student Center Plaza and check out viewing BAMSA’S Biannual Art Show featuring student work.  Then visit the Pop-Up Art Library booth to browse through a selection of curated art books thematically related to the museum’s current exhibition Maya Stovall: Razón /Reason exhibition. There will also be art making activities by Blaffer Art Museum’s Studio Sessions. Refreshments will be served.

Time: 5-7

Location: Student Center

This event is free and open to the public

Pop-Up’s

The Pop-Up Library program began in 2018 in collaboration with Blaffer Art Museum and the William R. Jenkins 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.

Studio Sessions

Blaffer Art Museum offers Studio Sessions the first Thursday 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.

Blaffer Art Museum Student Association

The Blaffer Art Museum Student Association (BAMSA) was founded in 2005 with the goal to increase student participation in the museum community, enabling students to enrich their educational experience and the museum to reach an important audience. Today, BAMSA builds a creative community open to students across disciplines that sparks students’ quest for knowledge and pursuit of artistic endeavors.

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Go on a Blind Date with a Book!

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

The Architecture, Design, and Art Library

Invites you to:

 Go on a Blind Date with a Book Feb 7-13 

About Event

Show your love to the library by participating in our annual Blind Date with a Book display located at the Architecture, Design, and Art Library starting Feb 7 – 13. Those that “rate their dates” will enter our prize drawing to win a gift card, winners will be announced on Feb 14th.

Rules

♥ First you check-out a “blind date” book without unwrapping it (no cheating).

♥ Read it!

♥ Easy rating forms included, so “rate your date” even if you didn’t finish it.

♥ Return the form to the library to enter our prize drawing.

♥ The more “dates” you rate, the higher chances of winning,  so be sure to come back for more “blind dates.”

♥ Winners will be announced on Valentine’s Day.

Dates: February 7 – 13

Location: Architecture, Design, and Art Library

This event is free and open to the UH community

For questions, contact us at archlib@uh.edu

 

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New Rare Book Exhibits On View

General Announcements, New Resource, Special Event or Display

The Architecture, Design, & Art Library is pleased to present two new special collections exhibitions featuring items from our Franzheim Rare Books collection.

On the Mezzanine, we are showcasing 6 plates from the International Competition of the Carnegie Foundation: The Palace of Peace at the Hague (1907).

Originally built to house the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), The Peace Palace is also home to the United Nations’ International Court of Justice, the Hague Academy of International Law, and the Peace Palace Library. The project was funded by the Andrew Carnegie Foundation, which in 1905 held an open international competition in order to find a suitable design for the building. The Neo-Renaissance style design submitted by the French architect, Louis M. Cordonnier, was chosen as the winner and in 1913 the Peace Palace was completed. The plates on display depict the winning design by Cordonnier, as well as the second, third, and fourth place winners plus two designs that were not prized.

On the first-floor display case, we are showcasing the Tegner Album by Hans Tegner.

Hans Tegner, born in 1853, was a Danish artist and illustrator. He is best known for illustrating the literary works of Hans Christian Andersen, author of the Little Mermaid among other well-known literary fairytales.

On display is a selection from the 96 plates of The Tegner Album. The images contain satire and joke drawings, material which was published in the bourgeois satirical magazines “Punch” and “Oldfux”. 

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

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