October 30, 2008
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
In honor of the new exhibition, Burning Down the House: Building a Feminist Art Collection opening tomorrow, Friday, October 31, at the Brooklyn Museum, we thought we'd highlight a related feature of the museum's website. The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art is a facility under the umbrella of the Brooklyn Museum and offers a great resource to anyone interested in studying feminist art. Their website offers a database of prominent feminist artists called the Feminist Art Base. You can browse these by alphabet, search, or tags such as video or empowerment. On each of the artist pages, there are links to personal and gallery websites, biographies, and even contact information as well as selected images from the artist's work.
Apart from the Feminist Art Base, the site offers lots of other useful material such as videos, podcasts, and links to galleries and organizations that emphasize feminist art. If you're interested in current happenings and shows, then you can peruse their blog.
image Carrie Mae Weems (American, b. 1953). Untitled (Man Smoking/Malcolm X), from the Kitchen Table series, 1990. Gelatin silver print, edition 5 of 5. © artist and Caroline A. L. Pratt Fund
October 28, 2008
Archives of American Art
Ever looking for images of more than just an artist's work? Researching his or her biography and need some personal photographs, or maybe you're curious about the correspondence between two artists? Most of the big Art and Architecture image databases focus primarily on images of a person's work, so these types of personal images can sometimes be hard to find. However, the Smithsonian Institute's Archives of American Art is a great resource on the lives of American artists. The archive consists of interviews, letters, photographs. It's true that many of these items are only available on microfilm through interlibrary loan, but the extra trouble might be well worth it.
Read further for image copyright info and links within the Archives of American Art.
image © info: top: [Jackson Pollock, Clement Greenberg, Helen Frankenthaler, Lee Krasner and an unidentified child at the beach], ca. 1952 / unidentified photographer. © Archives of American Art. bottom: [Jackson Pollock holding a can of paint], 1950 / Rudy Burckhardt, photographer. © Archives of American Art.
October 22, 2008
David Clovers Lecture
Above is an image from the exhibition, Matters of Space, which David Clovers is currently participating in at Artists Space in Manhattan. David Clovers is the architectural firm of the two visiting professors, David Eardman and Clover Lee. The duo will be lecturing for TCAUP this Friday at 6:00pm.
Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism/ Architecture 2008 which Lee Clovers participated in this past January with Rice University
"Design Intelligence, part 9: servo" A + U: architecture and urbanism, 2003 Aug., n.8(395), p.138-145 (can be found on the second floor of AAE Library (NA 9000 .A13)
October 21, 2008
Jane Evelyn Atwood
The Penny W. Stamps lecture for October 23 will be Jane Evelyn Atwood. The photojournalist has spent her long career photographing the lives of prostitutes, those suffering from AIDS, blind children, incarcerated women, and land mine survivors. Her work has been widely used in numerous publications from Anthropological Quarterly to Vanity Fair and countless others. Her talk will emphasize her journalistic and photographic methods.
For more information and portfolios, read further.
October 15, 2008
Looking for Animations and Videos?
YouTube can be a great source; many institutions have channels featuring lectures, virtual tours, an interviews. However, sometimes it can be difficult to find what you need for class because of copyright issues. The Internet Archive's Movie Archive is a great place to find videos and is free to anyone on the web. The above video is from the SIGGRAPH collection which hosts finished computer-animations and short informational clips on digital animation techniques. There are plenty of other subject areas covered from vintage educational films to foreign language videos to video game footage and more!
The animation above can be seen via the Internet Archive here.
Director: Jason Judy. Paul Downs. Mike Berger
Producer: Ringling School of Art and Design
Production Company: Ringling School of Art and Design
October 13, 2008
Eric Schuldenfrei and Marisa Yiu
image: Urban Pastoral © Eskyiu
Eric Schuldenfrei and Marisa Yiu, founders of Eskyiu, a firm involved in design for communities incorporating technology and creativity to meet urban needs. Their Urban Pastoral project is currently on display at the Hong Kong Pavilion 11th Venice Architecture Biennale International Exhibition. Their collective work investigates new ways of community interaction and urban living.
They will be lecturing for TCAUP today at 6:00pm in the Art & Architecture Lecture Hall. For more information, read further.
Venice Biennale Hong Kong Pavilion (featured under the 'exhibits' and then 'landscape' tabs)
Bullviant, Lucy. "Beyond the Kiosk." Architectural Design, vol. 77 iss. 4
October 09, 2008
Something's happening to Grove Art Online
The Grove Art Online database has been a staple of studio and art history majors for quite some time, but over the last year it's had some major changes. It is now part of the Oxford Art Online portal. You will still be able to access all the useful information from the old Grove Art Online, such as the Grove Art Dictionary, artists' biographies, articles, and more.
As part of Oxford Art Online, we now have access to the Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and the Concise Oxford Dictionary for Art Terms. As well as having the four sources provided in one website, Oxford Art Online has lots of links to outside reputable resources such as ArtStor and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. If the Oxford Art Online doesn't have an image you're looking for, there's a good chance, they'll have a link where you can find it.
For more tips, keep reading. For image copyright information, click on Johannes Vermeer's Woman with Lute
If you've been using Grove Art and just need to be caught up on what all the changes mean, check out their Experienced Users Guide.
If you're a new user needing some help, try the Guided Tour Powerpoint.
Need some help with a lesson plan, Oxford Art Online has some suggestions, here.
October 07, 2008
Penny Stamps Lectures/Podcasts
Image © AP/Jim Kerlin 1956
Need to take a lecture with you? Miss a lecture? Interested in a lecture from years past? Penny W. Stamps lectures are recorded and are available in multiple formats. To browse the lectures or check out a dvd, you can always come to the Visual Resources Collection where the lectures from the last five years are on dvd. However, an easier method might be to download a podcast. Lectures are available both in audio and video formats from the last two years. You can subscribe using iTunes or other applications such as Juice. Visit the Art & Design Penny Stamps Lecture Podcasts page for more details.
October 03, 2008
Don't get to New York often? You can still see lectures geared to professional and student artists via the Think Modern! podcast. Currently subjects include: 2006 & 2007 Graduate Symposia, The Feminist Future, The Art of Engagement, and The Art of Perception.
Clicking the Think Modern Logo will open your iTunes application or you can download individual MP3s directly from the MOMA website
October 01, 2008
Matthias Sauerbruch at TCAUP
Notable architect, Matthias Sauerbruch will be lecturing at the TCAUP John Dinkeloo Lecture, Monday Oct. 6, 6:00pm - 7:30pm. Ever since the architect's firm, Sauerbruch Hutton Architects, was founded, they have been gaining attention and winning design competitions. Sauerbruch Hutton Architects integrate color, curvature, and patterning to create buildings that respond both to their landscape and the needs of those inhabiting the space. Possibly one of the largest and best-known projects the firm has completed is the Federal Environmental Agency in Dessau, Germany. The building has been structured in such a way that about half of its offices have a view of courtyards within the building.
To see more images and find articles and links on Matthias Sauerbruch, please keep reading.
See more images of Sauerbruch Hutton Architects' Designs at their flickr photo stream.
Merton, Jayne. "Sauerbach Hutton: Practice Profile." Architectural Design, 2006 Nov.-Dec., v.76, n.6, p.-127. (Must be a UM user to gain access)
Sauerbruch Hutton Architects 1997-2003: Against Type. El Croquis, no. 114, pt. 1 Item available at the Reserves Desk on the 2nd floor of the AAE Library (NA 5 .C71 no.114 pt.1)