University Archives Seeks COVID-Related Stories from Students

The University Archives at University of Houston Libraries seeks stories from UH students relating to the coronavirus outbreak. Artistic and creative expressions are welcomed alongside more documentary responses.

Students are encouraged to share stories through journals, photographs, and interviews/oral histories, and also through drawings, songs, and monologues. University Archives will preserve responses to this unique and challenging moment in history for people in the future.

For more information, visit UH Students! How has the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacted Your Life?

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Books and Bytes with Natilee Harren

The Architecture, Design, and Art Library presents Books + Bytes with guest speaker Natilee Harren at December 4, 2020, at 5pm.

Natilee Harren is an Assistant Professor of Art History at the Katherine G. McGovern College of the Arts.  She will discuss her experience researching, writing and publishing Fluxus Forms:  Scores, Multiples and the Eternal Network.  A discussion will follow, moderated by Bruce Webb, Professor Emeritus of the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design.

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Architecture and Art Library closed 8:30-10:30 on Friday, June 13th

The library will be closed so that staff members can attend college-wide training.

 

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Summer Book Club is back

The Summer Book Club is back!  We will be reading Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee this month.  Afterwards we will meet in the Women’s Resource Center at noon on Wednesday, June 26th to socialize and discuss the book. (The Women’s Resource Center is located on the second floor of the UC, beside the bank.)  Bring a brown bag lunch and we’ll provide the drinks and desserts.  All students, staff, faculty and alumni are welcome to participate.  Contact Catherine Essinger at cwessinger@uh.edu if you wish to borrow a copy of the book from the UH Libraries.  Summer Book Club is jointly sponsored by the UH Libraries and the Women’s Resource Center.

 

Jasmine is the story of Jyoti, a young woman who leaves her native India for America, where she twice reinvents herself, eventually settling in rural Iowa with the name “Jane Ripplemeyer.”  The New York Time Book Review praised it as, “One of the most suggestive novels we have about what it is to become an American.”

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Student Art Exhibit opening Friday, February 22nd

The Sixth Annual UH Libraries’ Student Art Exhibition will open Friday, February 22nd at 5:00 pm on the third floor of the M.D. Anderson Library. Attendees will experience the original work of up-and-coming UH artists from multiple classifications and academic departments. Attendees will also have the opportunity to mingle with the student artists themselves, as well as the exhibition’s jurors and organizers.

This exhibit was juried by Raphael Rubinstein, author, UH professor, and former editor of Art in America,  Susan Sutton, Curatorial Assistant at the Menil Collection, Katherine Veneman, Curator of Education at UH’s Blaffer Art Museum, and Christine Jelson West, Executive Director of Lawndale Art Center.

Features the work of:  Peter Broz, Araceli Casas, Jose Cordova, Brenda Cruz, Chanquilla Gordon, Vladimir Hernandez, Lan Hoang, Darwin Itzep, Greg Jackson, Daniar  Listyasari, Lauren Fort, Linh O’Briant, Frederick Ockrassa, Tiffany Perez, Sandra de la Rosa, Sonakshee Shree, Jason Wilkinson, Amy Wright, and Brandon Zech.

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Call for Artists

UH Libraries’ 6th Annual  Student Art Exhibit 2013

The Architecture and Art Library is now accepting artwork for the UH Libraries’ sixth Annual Student Art Exhibit, a competitive juried exhibit that will be on display in the M.D. Anderson Library February 22 – April 12, 2013. Jurors will include  curators from the Menil Collection and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, as well as prominent members of the Houston arts community and UH School of Art faculty.

The exhibit is open to all UH students enrolled spring 2013 – any classification or major. Students are welcome to submit multiple entries. Requirements of submissions: 2D in any medium, ready to hang with wires/brackets or on foam core, not to exceed 5’x5’, 5 pounds, or extend more than 4” from the wall.     Sculpture with pedestals, no more than 20 pounds total and must fit inside a library elevator.

Students should submit their work to the Architecture and Art Library, located in the College of Architecture. Deadline for submissions is February 8, 2013. Artists must complete a waiver form, as well as an exhibition agreement for each work submitted.

For more information visit the Architecture and Art Library’s homepage at info.lib.uh.edu/aa or contact archlib@mail.uh.edu

 

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Art of Death & Dying registration now open

Registration is now open for a three day interdisciplinary arts symposium on artistic explorations of commemoration, death, and dying, hosted by the University of Houston Libraries on October 25-27, 2012.

“The Art of Death & Dying” is co-sponsored by the Blaffer Art Museum, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, Department of Hispanic Studies, Honors College, and School of Art, as well as two community partners, the National Museum of Funeral History and Preservation Houston.

Papers will be presented in the fields of architecture and landscape architecture, art criticism and theory, art history, cultural studies, dance, film and television, literature and music.  Some papers will be presented in Spanish.  Speakers include scholars, graduate students and authors from five continents.

In addition to the 57 juried presenters, the program includes invited speakers, a music recital, tours of historic Houston cemeteries and two museums, an artist’s talk with Dario Robleto, a film screening and a gallery talk.

Registration is $50 and $20 for students.  The registration fee includes the cost of breakfast and lunches during the symposium.

See our website for programs, papers and events.

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Summer Book Club is back

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Symposium proposals due Tuesday, May 1st

The Art of Death and Dying, University of Houston, October 25-27, 2012
http://artofdeathanddying.blogspot.com/
The University of Houston Libraries, in partnership with the Blaffer Art Museum, the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, the Department for Hispanic Studies, the Honors College and School of Art,  will host a three day symposium titled ”The Art of Death and Dying” on October 25-27, 2012.We welcome scholars in all disciplines to submit paper proposals on literary, visual, and performing arts topics related to death and dying. Topics of the symposium include, but are not limited to:

  • Literary, performing, or visual depictions or interpretations of death and dying
  • Commemoration of the dead in art and performance
  • Artifacts of death and dying as represented in archival or museum collections
  • Artistic depictions of the after life
  • Cultural death rituals
  • Cultural expressions of mourning
  • Death and dying in Latin American arts and culture
  • Readings of original creative material on the subject
  • Performances of material on the subject
  • Presentation of visual material on the subject
  • Memorial architecture
  • Cemetery design
  • Analysis of an artist’s, performer’s, filmmaker’s or writer’s work related to the subject
  • Depictions of death and dying in film, radio, and television

Proposals related to death in Latin American art and visual culture are encouraged.  The organizers will accept presentations in both Spanish and English.

Papers will be selected based upon the quality of the proposal (including merit of the topic, clarity of expression, and relevance to the conference theme), the proposal’s ability to provoke critical exchange and debate, and opportunities for interaction between participants that will enable attendees to engage in a truly interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and viewpoints.

Presenters will be afforded the opportunity for their symposium paper/presentation to be published in the Texas Digital Library.

Papers will be twenty minutes in length and will be followed by ten minutes of discussion.  Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted on the symposium website.

The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2012.

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The Art of Death and Dying Symposium – Call for Papers

The Art of Death and Dying, University of Houston, October 25-27, 2012

http://artofdeathanddying.blogspot.com/

The University of Houston Libraries, in partnership with the Blaffer Art Museum, the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, the Department for Hispanic Studies, the Honors College and School of Art,  will host a three day symposium titled “The Art of Death and Dying” on October 25-27, 2012.

We welcome scholars in all disciplines to submit paper proposals on literary, visual, and performing arts topics related to death and dying. Topics of the symposium include, but are not limited to:

  • Literary, performing, or visual depictions or interpretations of death and dying
  • Commemoration of the dead in art and performance
  • Artifacts of death and dying as represented in archival or museum collections
  • Artistic depictions of the after life
  • Cultural death rituals
  • Cultural expressions of mourning
  • Death and dying in Latin American arts and culture
  • Readings of original creative material on the subject
  • Performances of material on the subject
  • Presentation of visual material on the subject
  • Memorial architecture
  • Cemetery design
  • Analysis of an artist’s, performer’s, filmmaker’s or writer’s work related to the subject
  • Depictions of death and dying in film, radio, and television

Proposals related to death in Latin American art and visual culture are encouraged.  The organizers will accept presentations in both Spanish and English.

We welcome proposals from graduate students, as well as advanced scholars.

Papers will be selected based upon the quality of the proposal (including merit of the topic, clarity of expression, and relevance to the conference theme), the proposal’s ability to provoke critical exchange and debate, and opportunities for interaction between participants that will enable attendees to engage in a truly interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and viewpoints.

Presenters will be afforded the opportunity for their symposium paper/presentation to be published in the Texas Digital Library.

Papers will be twenty minutes in length and will be followed by ten minutes of discussion.  Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted on the symposium website.

The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2012.

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