Blog topic: Art

Stanford Libraries 2023 #ColorOurCollections

February 9, 2023

Calling all Artists! The Stanford Libraries #ColorOurCollection2023 digital coloring book is here. Get creative and put your personal spin on thirteen exemplary images from our collection. Organized by the New York Academy of Medicine, libraries, archives, and cultural institutions from across the world have turned their most compelling images into free downloadable coloring books.

Keep calm and color in the Art Library

December 12, 2022
by Katharine A Keller

Come destress with puzzles and coloring books through December 20th. 

Dance with Death at Green Library on Oct. 31, 2022

Two skeletons seated in the library
November 1, 2022
by Kathleen M Smith

In celebration of Halloween–and to encourage us all to look up from our phones and laptops–Green Library was visited by several skeletons on Monday, October 31, to bring to life the Dance of Death.

Two skeletons at the top of a staircase

New exhibit in the Bowes Art & Architecture Library - Contours of an Invisible City

Exhibit flyer
October 17, 2022
by Katharine A Keller

Contours of an Invisible City envisions Rome as a multiverse of sorts – an ancient metropolis teeming with phantasms and histories. Pairing guidebooks from the 16th-20th centuries with a new series of photographs by non-fiction photographer Kieran Dodds, the exhibition invites reflection on the palimpsest of invisible cities that are Rome.

Curated by Christian Gonzalez Ho, 2nd-year PhD student in art history.

Welcome to Lindsay King

Lindsay King
August 3, 2022
by Julie Sweetkind-Singer

It is my great pleasure to welcome Lindsay King to Stanford Libraries as the new Head of the Bowes Art & Architecture Library.  Lindsay's first day was Monday, August 1st. Prior to joining Stanford, Lindsay served as the Associate Director for Access and Research Services at the Robert B.

New exhibition: CODEX comes to the Art Library, new acquisitions 2022

Detail from La Prose du Transsibérian
August 3, 2022
by Katharine A Keller

Climate change, covid, and textile design are some of the themes explored in this exhibition. Our collaboration continues with Prof. Gail Wight as her labels not only describe the unique features of each work but include how these objects will be used in teaching and learning.

Dennis Witmer collection of Alaska as the Measure now open for research

Shoreline, Saint Paul Island by Dennis Witmer, from "Alaska as the Measure" portfolio
May 6, 2022
by Annie Schweikert

Special Collections is pleased to announce that the Dennis Witmer collection of Alaska as the Measure (MSS PHOTO 0660) is open for research. The collection consists of the 75-plate photograph portfolio “Alaska as the Measure,” a digital version of the same portfolio, and a series of 41 digital artist books made by Witmer.