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Upcoming exhibitions at the Akron Art Museum

The Akron Art Museum will host two exhibitions starting in November.

Diana Al-Hadid: Nolli’s Orders

Diana Al-Hadid: Nolli’s Orders | November 23, 2013 – March 16, 2014

Kent State University graduate Diana Al-Hadid’s monumental sculpture Nolli’s Orders intermingles landscape, architecture and the human figure. Hovering between architectural ruin and figurative sculpture, the thirteen-foot high sculpture is constructed of steel, polymer gypsum, fiberglass, wood, foam, and paint. Nolli’s Orders was inspired by sources ranging from Italian and Northern Renaissance painting to Gothic architecture and Hellenistic sculpture. Its title refers to the eighteenth century Italian architect and surveyor Giambattista Nolli, who is known for the iconic map of Rome that he completed in 1748. Al-Hadid was born in 1981 in Aleppo, Syria and currently lives and works in New York City.

Multiplicty

Multiplicity | November 23, 2013- March 16, 2014

Multiplicity showcases more than 80 prints by modern and contemporary American artists working in an exciting variety of media. Drawn from the outstanding collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the exhibition demonstrates how artists today engage with the unique qualities of printmaking processes. Paintings and sculptures by a number of the artists featured, including Chuck Close, Helen Frankenthaler, Al Held, and Kiki Smith will be on view in the museum’s Haslinger collection galleries, allowing visitors to better understand the scope of those artists’ creative output. The variety of innovative approaches artists use to create prints is apparent in works by such artists as Louise Bourgeois, Jim Dine, Barbara Kruger, Julie Mehretu, Ed Ruscha, and Kara Walker.

For more information, visit the Akron Art Museum on the web at http://akronartmuseum.org/. The Museum is located at One South High, Akron, Ohio 44308.

Update: 2013 ARLIS-OV Meeting at Denison University

2013 ARLIS-OV Meeting at Denison University (Granville, OH)

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Join fellow ARLIS Ohio Valley librarians at our annual meeting October 31st and November 1st in Granville, Ohio at Denison University. Enjoy tours at local museums and libraries, unwind over dinner at Brews Cafe, and network with your art library colleagues.

The meeting will feature presentations by:

  • Jennifer Krivikas, Head of the Design, Architecture, Art, Planning Library at University of Cincinnati, on the VRA conference experience;
  • Chris Mannix, Public Services Librarian at the Columbus College of Art & Design on the California Rare Book School experience;
  • Special guests Tom Gates and Joe Clark from Kent State University’s Fashion and Architecture Libraries.

For more information about the schedule, check out the meeting agenda for Thursday and Friday. Lodging information is also available.

To register, complete the registration form and send it along with your check to:

Ellie Ward
Akron Art Museum
One South High
Akron, OH 44308

Registration Deadline is October 18th. You can also renew your membership for 2014 as you register!

If you are not already a member of ARLIS/OV, check out membership information under the Membership tab above or membership form to print out a membership form.

Questions about the the meeting and agenda can be directed to Shannon Marie Robinson (robinsons@denison.edu), the meeting’s host.

 

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2013 ARLIS-OV Meeting at Denison University

2013 ARLIS-OV Meeting at Denison University (Granville, OH)

Join fellow ARLIS Ohio Valley librarians at our annual meeting October 31st and November 1st in Granville, Ohio at Denison University. Enjoy tours at local museums and libraries, unwind over dinner at Brews Cafe, and network with your art library colleagues.  For more information about the schedule, check out the meeting agenda for Thursday and Friday. Lodging information is also available.

To register, complete the registration form and send it along with your check to:

Ellie Ward
Akron Art Museum
One South High
Akron, OH 44308

Registration Deadline is October 18th. You can also renew your membership for 2014 as you register!

If you are not already a member of ARLIS/OV, check out membership information under the Membership tab above or membership form to print out a membership form.

Questions about the the meeting and agenda can be directed to Shannon Marie Robinson (robinsons@denison.edu), the meeting’s host.

 

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New Exhibition at the Eastman Garden – Reading Nest

Reading Nest by Mark Reigelman  (2013)

For centuries, objects in nature have been associated with knowledge and wisdom. Trees of enlightenment and scholarly owls are particularly prominent in this history of mythological objects. Reading Nest symbolizes growth, community, and knowledge while embodying these mythical roots.

The color of the nest was inspired by the legendary Griffin.  This king of beasts, with the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle, is said to have made its nest of pure gold and protected it ferociously. Sculpted stone Griffins can be seen standing guard at the entrances of many civic buildings including Cleveland Public Library.

Reading Nest was designed by New York-based artist and Cleveland Institute of Art graduate Mark Reigelman. Built with discarded wood collected from local industrial and manufacturing sources located throughout the city, it reinforces the notion of community and highlights Cleveland Public Library as a resource for everyone.

Reading Nest is the fourth installation of the annual See Also program, which brings temporary works of art to the Eastman Reading Garden at Main Library. See Also is a collaborative effort between Cleveland Public Library and LAND studio. The program is funded through an endowment established by the late Lockwood Thompson, a trustee of the Library and avid art collector.

Text taken from http://www.land-studio.org/our-work/reading-nest

For more information, check out this news feature on the installation from Cleveland’s WKYC-TV.

 

Kent State SLIS Alumni and Friends Council event at the Akron Art Museum

You’re invited – Akron Art Museum event for SLIS Alumni, Students & Friends

The Kent State University School of Library and Information Science ALUMNI AND FRIENDS COUNCIL invites you to an evening at the Akron Art Museum, featuring “The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats” exhibit.

Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, beverages (cash bar), and friendly conversation. Meet new SLIS director Dr. Tom Lipinski and learn about the latest school happenings. And explore the art of beloved children’s author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats with art museum education director Alison Caplan.

The event is open to SLIS students and alumni, children’s and youth librarians, current and emerging museum professionals, and other librarians and friends of SLIS. All are welcome, but space for this event is limited. RSVP today.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Alumni and Friends Minority Scholarship fund. Suggested donation: $10. Advance registration requested. Please call Pearle Bower at 330-672-1458 to RSVP.

For more information about the Akron Art Museum, including directions, visit http://akronartmuseum.org/.

We look forward to seeing you on June 6.

Save the Date – KSU/SLIS Alumni & Friends Council reception

Please save the date – The KSU/SLIS Alumni & Friends Council is planning a reception at the Akron Art Museum on Thursday, June 6th for SLIS students, SLIS alumni and the local library community in conjunction with The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats exhibition. Details to follow soon!

Save the Date – KSU/SLIS Alumni & Friends Council reception

Please save the date – The KSU/SLIS Alumni & Friends Council is planning a reception at the Akron Art Museum on Thursday, June 6th for SLIS students, SLIS alumni and the local library community in conjunction with The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats exhibition. Details to follow soon!