MassArt Library Blog

ARTstor Introduces Solomon R. Guggenheim Collection by rachelresnik
May 23, 2012, 3:40 pm
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As if there wasn’t reason enough to love ARTstor, they’re collaborating with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation to add thousands of works from the Guggenheim’s permanent collection to the image database.

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ARTstor just released 750 images including works by Louise Bourgeois, Paul Cézanne, Marc Chagall, Willem de Kooning, Paul Klee, Robert Mapplethorpe, Claes Oldenburg, Cindy Sherman, and Vincent van Gogh.

Ultimately the collection of Guggenheim images will number 7000 and will include exhibition installation views from the Guggenheim museums in New York, Venice, and Bilbao.


MassArt Graduation 2012 by gvlr
May 17, 2012, 2:54 pm
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The MassArt library wants to congratulate all of our graduating seniors and grad students. Well Done!

MassArt’s 2012 honorary doctorate of fine arts recipients are:

Matthew Carter, Type Designer

Frank R. Wilson, M.D. , Neurologist

Farewell Mr. Sendak by gvlr
May 11, 2012, 7:19 pm
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As most of the world knows, Maurice Sendak died 3 days ago on Tuesday May 8th. The MassArt library grieves and celebrates a profoundly wonderful illustrator and writer. Here’s to you Maurice ! Chicken soup and rice will always be nice.

We Love You,

Morton R. Godine Library (MassArt)

In the Night Kitchen (1970) is currently on display on the 12th floor of the library.

Announcement: by rmcelroy
May 9, 2012, 12:21 pm
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Richard is Retiring!

Last day will be May 31…..

Airplane Lavatory Self-Portraits in the Flemish Style by abisweeney
April 27, 2012, 3:19 pm
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I have seen this article a couple times and just think its hilarious.

Seat Assignment, Lavatory Self Portraits in the Flemish Style by Nina Katchadourian

The artist,  Nina Katchadourian, enjoys adorning herself in toilet paper while in airplane bathrooms and photographing herself  in the style of Flemish Renaissance paintings.

Some of her other art  projects include a series of C-prints of a pet snake befriending a mouse that should have been its dinner, and  genealogy charts of characters from supermarket products.

Nom nom nom…Edible Books by rachelresnik
April 25, 2012, 10:03 pm
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Join us Tuesday May 1st for the MassArt Edible Books Festival.  Noon in the Library.

The Incredible Book Eating Boy

  • Creations will be viewed and consumed on Tuesday May 1st  in the Morton R. Godine Library (12 th floor, Tower Building).

    12 pm judging begins
    12:45 pm prizes awarded
    1 pm books consumed

    Celebrity judges, Judy Haberl, Sam Schlosberg, and Caitlin Pereira, will be selecting the best submissions in a variety of categories.

    Kurt Steinberg will emcee the awards ceremony.

    ***One lucky winner will have up to $50 of overdue library fines waived.***

    If you’re interested in participating, please fill out the submission form by Friday April 27 th .
    Please fill out a submission form here:
    Submissions can be dropped off in the library between 9 am and noon on May 1 st .

  • All faculty, staff, and students are invited to submit work and come view (and eat) the creations.What’s an edible book: a creation made of edible material that looks like a book, references a book, or is in some way inspired by a book.

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Garry Winogrand, Democratic Convention, LA, 1960 by Greg Wallace
April 19, 2012, 2:38 pm
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Garry Winogrand, Democratic Convention, LA, 1960The NY Times has published a slide show of works that Garry Winogrand took at the 1960 Democratic Convention in Los Angeles. Most of these images have never been seen until recently and are now being exhibited in a retrospective of the artist at the SFMOMA.

As you can see, the photographer’s interest is often more with the parade watchers than with the parade itself, to paraphrase photographer and exhibition curator Leo Rubenfien.

In the photos, you will see many pols and public figures of the time, including JFK, RFK, LBJ, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Adam Clayton Powell as well as many anonymous (and often boisterous) convention goers whom the NY Times is seeking to identify through crowd-sourcing.

For those unaware, the 1960 election pitted JFK against Richard Nixon in a tight race. In the online feature, you can listen to George McGovern (the very liberal South Dakota senator who lost the presidential race to Nixon in 1972 in a landslide) talk about the tense relations between the Kennedys and running mate Johnson that hung over the 1960 convention.

If you like people watching or the retro appeal of Mad Men, you will love these images. Check them out at: