February 25, 2011

CCNY Art Collection added to ARTstor

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ARTstor has collaborated with the CCNY Libraries to share approximately 1,800 images of works in College’s art collection in the Digital Library. The collection in ARTstor consists of objects acquired by The City College from its founding in 1847 to the present day. Take a look!

February 22, 2011

Art Full Text adds “Uncoverings”

Filed under: Digital Resources — Tags: , , — pam @ 4:26 pm

Uncoverings, the foremost publication from the American Quilt Study Group, has been added to the Art Full Text database. All 31 volumes from the first issue in 1980 are available in html format, and newer issues are also available in PDF.  Find Art Full Text on our Databases A-Z web page.

February 14, 2011

“The Yellow Wall-Paper”

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In the late nineteenth century, at a time when women were challenging traditional ideas about gender that excluded them from political and intellectual life, medical and scientific experts drew on notions of female weakness to justify inequality between the sexes. Artist and writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, who was discouraged from pursuing a career to preserve her health, rejected these ideas in a terrifying short story titled “The Yellow Wall-Paper.” The famous tale served as an indictment of the medical profession and the social conventions restricting women’s professional and creative opportunities. The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and “The Yellow Wall-Paper,” a National Library of Medicine / National Institutes of Health traveling exhibition, is on view in the Cohen Library Atrium now through March 26th.

February 1, 2011

Black History Month Exhibit

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“Shots, Strokes, Threads and Clay,” featuring the work of eight African American artists, opens today with a reception and artists’ talk at 6 p.m. in the Cohen Library Archives, 5th floor. Artists Gilbert Fletcher, Diane Pryor-Holland and Shirley Taylor will be featured this evening.

Every Tuesday this month another artist’s talk will take place in the Archives. On February 8 come and hear Robert Daniels and Dingda McCannon. February 15 will feature Sana Musasama and a performance by the Harlem Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble. Kwame Brathwaite and Laura James will speak on February 22. All programs are at 6 p.m., and refreshments will be served.

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