The completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869 marked an important milestone in the history of the United States with the joining of the populated east with the growing cities and towns of the west. Stanford University, with its connection to Leland Stanford and Timothy Hopkins, holds in its libraries an impressive array of materials related to this monumental achievement including the often overlooked contributions of the Chinese railroad workers.
Blog topic: Art
Modernist Jewish Design: The Bauhaus at 100
Bowes Art & Architecture Library
April 8 through May 31, 2019
Curated by Eitan Kensky, Reinhard Family Curator of Judaica and Hebraica Collections and D. Vanessa Kam, Head Librarian, Ute & Bill Bowes Art & Architecture Library
I am delighted to announce a new role for Katie Keller as Associate Librarian at the Bowes Art & Architecture Library, effective April 1.
From March 15 - May 3, the East Asia Library will be displaying an exhibition of posters on the topic of "Religion in Manga and Anime" created by students in IntroSems RELIGST 6N, taught by Prof. Michaela Mross of the Dept. of Religious Studies. An opening reception will be held at the East Asia Library on Thursday, March 14.
Carolee Schneemann, painter, performance artist, filmmaker, installation artist, and visionary feminist has died at the age of 79. Schneemann’s groundbreaking work wove themes of sexuality, sensuality, and embodiment into a visceral, inimitable and bold art practice. Her work uprooted staid notions of gender while unflinchingly confronting societal taboos.
Monday, March 4, 2019 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 in the Bender Room at Green Library, Peggy Phelan and Maneesh Agrawala will join the library's digital research architect, Nicole Coleman to discuss the
Andy Warhol Photography Archive, Contact Sheets: 1976 - 1987 and how technology is changing our relationship with media.
On Thursday, March 14, 2019, from 10 am to 4:30 pm, the Bowes Art & Architecture Library (355 Roth Way, on the Stanford campus) will host an Art + Science + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in recognition of International Women’s Day (March 8), Women’s History Month (all of March), and Pi Day (3.14). Come when you want, and stay as long as you want! This will be the third annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia event hosted by the Stanford Libraries, and the first time we’ve broadened our scope to include women in the sciences.
Becoming Stanford: New Spotlight at Stanford exhibit explores the history and meaning of Stanford's Insignia
Have you ever wondered why Stanford is represented by the color cardinal, and not the original choice of gold? Or why the university's motto is in German?
We are pleased to announce a new Spotlight at Stanford exhibit focused on the development of Stanford's insignia: Becoming Stanford: The History and Meaning of the University’s Insignia.