Category Archives: Academics

9 Things To Do First At The Library

1.) Watch the Library video tour: Introduce (or reintroduce!) yourself to Lau with our Library video tour. 2.) Stop by a Library Open House!: How do you find a book? How late is the Library open? Who can help answer the million other questions … Continue reading

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Library Open House this Thursday!

Now that Club Lau has passed (you only do it once) join us at the library again for some legitimately beneficial orientations. We want to make sure that you know everything we have to offer to help you through the … Continue reading

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Duly Noted

The best note-taking advice I received in college was from an art history professor who advised us to take notes in class and afterward re-copy them up within two days. The repetition, she promised, would help cement concepts and dates and … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Getty Research Portal!

To celebrate its fourth anniversary, the Getty Research Institute (GRI) has launched an updated version of its research tool, the Getty Research Portal. A virtual library of art history texts, the newly redesigned Getty Research Portal offers more than 100,000 art … Continue reading

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Exposed–Queer Anatomies Lecture

Queer Anatomies: Desire, medical illustration, and the epistemology of the anatomical closet Michael Sappol, PhD, National Library of Medicine 2:00-3:15pm, April 7, 2016 Walsh 495 All are welcome! We’re accustomed to reading about queer spaces in cultural geography, art history, … Continue reading

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Lecture: Copies and Duplication in Chinese Sculpture

Professor Stanley Abe (Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies, Duke University) will be giving a lecture Friday, April 15 from 5-6:30 on Chinese sculpture and Buddhist images. “Copies and Duplication in Chinese Sculpture” will take place on the … Continue reading

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Art books Are Art Objects

Yes yes, we live in a digital world and you do everything electronically and online–from taking and sharing photos to reading the newspaper to talking with your mom on Facebook. But art books really aren’t the same as digital facsimiles, … Continue reading

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New Issue of Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art

From friendly goldfinches to rock-eating artists and playful saints, the Winter 2016 issue of Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art offers a wide range of new scholarship on early/modern Dutch art. The publication is an open-access, refereed e-journal. Enjoy! Table of Contents, vol. 8:1 (2016): Kathryn … Continue reading

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New Art Books!

I love seeing new art books arrive at the library–it’s rewarding to see the brightly-colored physical manifestation of a citation or an online abstract. Every week I received dozens of citations of newly-published art books, and I look closely at the … Continue reading

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Corcoran Artist Vertical Files donated to Smithsonian

The Smithsonian Libraries is pleased to announce the donation of research ephemera for more than 8,000 artists from the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., to be housed at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery (AA/PG) Library. … Continue reading

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