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.
Blog topic: Art
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stan Brakhage (1933-2003) is regarded as one of the most significant figures in the post-war history of experimental filmmaking in the United States. A special one night only triple-play viewing was held last week to celebrate Stan Brakhage, these new acquistions, and the donor, Prof. Margaret Cohen. These silent films are from the Songs cyle (1964-1969) including 23rd Psalm Branch (1966-1967), which is anomalous in its length and content.
The last assigment from the Couture Culture class was to create an exhibition in the library vitrines with plates from Bowes Art & Architecture Library's extensive collection of early French deluxe edition fashion journals.