WORKERS: Exploring Labor in the Strishock Print Collection is an online exhibition resulting from the collaborative work between students in the Art History Department at Catholic University and Special Collections. The idea of working collaboratively was central to my course Museum & Gallery Practices Today, which introduces students to various aspects of gallery and museum practices through a participatory methodology that seeks to foster collaboration, creativity, and criticality.
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The following is a selection from Catholic University student Annaliese Haman’s class paper on a piece of Renaissance-era Italian art held by Special Collections at the University. Ms. Haman’s piece was submitted as an assignment for Professor Tiffany Hunt’s course ART 272: The Cosmopolitan Renaissance and edited by Special Collection’s Dr. Maria Mazzenga. The students Read More
The following is a selection from Catholic University student Moira McCoy’s class paper on Andrea della Robbia’s Annunciation, a piece of Renaissance-era Italian art held by Special Collections at the University. Ms. McCoy’s piece was submitted as an assignment for Professor Tiffany Hunt’s course ART 272: The Cosmopolitan Renaissance and edited by Special Collection’s Dr. Read More
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If you’ve been in the campus library this semester, you may have noticed that many of the museum pieces on display were quietly christened in recent weeks. But since a four-by-six inch exhibit label can only accommodate so much information, the following is meant to give you a glimpse of the proverbial iceberg—of which each Read More
The following post was authored by Graduate Library Professional Juan-Pablo Gonzalez. The University Archives recently acquired four photographic works by Lindsey Whalen, B.A. 2018, who presented her undergraduate thesis show Resurgence in the Salve Regina gallery during the fall of 2017. Lindsey’s work is a topically layered translation of her turbulent emotional state while Read More
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The following post was authored by Graduate Library Professional Juan-Pablo Gonzalez. The construction of a Brutalist building at The Catholic University of America marked a departure from the existing architectural style previously seen at CUA and it was a departure from original conceptions of the growth of the university taking shape in a form that Read More
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The following post was authored by Graduate Library Professional Juan-Pablo Gonzalez. Joseph Novak was The Chief Scenic Artist of The Metropolitan Opera Company in New York City, from 1910 to 1952—an approximately 40-year tenure. His archival papers consist of a collection of artistic works and associated documents that were originally donated to The Catholic University Read More
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The University Libraries is proud to be showcasing the work of local artist, Kay Jackson, in an exhibit titled “On the Verge of Extinction: Gilding Techniques & Vanishing Species.” Jackson’s unique style employs ancient gilding practices to draw attention to at-risk and endangered wildlife. Describing her work, Jackson writes: For the past twenty-five years, the Read More
The library science students in the course “Humanities Information” (LSC634) have created research guides to the following subjects: Architect Aesthetics (Elizabeth Dodson) Chaucer (Jessica Sprigings) Christian Iconography and Architecture (Madison Bolls) Modern Art (Viveca Pattison) Mythology (Cecilia Cho) Renaissance Art (Elizabeth Deegan) The students and instructor have created a poster that details their experiences working Read More
Google is hosting the LIFE photo archive. The images of photos and etchings go back to the 1750s. Approximately 20% of the collection is online. Once completed, the archive will consist of 10 million images.