Friday, February 23, 2018

Subject Guides in Oxford Art Online

Oxford Art Online reference database has art Subject Guides including General Overviews and Specialized Guides. They also have Teaching Resources and Timelines of World Art,

Here is a link to log into the database from our library website:

You can get to the Subject Guides from their homepage by going to the Tools and Resources link at the very top line of navigation on the page. I have put a red box around the link in the second screenshot in this post as well as red boxes around the Subject Guides, Teaching Resources, and Timelines of World Art.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Come Create with Us at Maker Day Tomorrow Sept. 11th!

Come join us for Alkek Library’s Maker Day! We will have project stations set up with supplies provided for painting, collaging, bookmaking, sewing, beading, as well as technology kits for circuit making and electronics, and more.

There will be scheduled drop-in workshops throughout the day on topics including Painting, 3D Printing, Bookmaking, T-shirt Crafts, Photo Editing, and Computer Programming. You can also learn about the library’s 3D printing services. We hope to see you there!

SEPTEMBER 11, 9AM - 4:30PM  ALKEK ROOM 105/106

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Codices, Facsimiles, and Manuscripts in the Alkek Collections Exhibit on 1st Floor

The Codices, Facsimiles, and Manuscripts in the Alkek Collections Exhibit is on the 1st floor of the Alkek Library from now until September 30th.

While books aren’t the only things you find in libraries today, they still define us.  Much goes into the production of a book, from the author’s hand written, drawn, or typed manuscript to the printed book itself.  Come see examples of codices, manuscripts and facsimiles of earliest to more contemporary books in the Alkek Library collections.  

We have put examples of our large collection of Mesoamerican codices on one side, along with traditional Mesoamerican textiles.  Most are  facsimile volumes of the glyphs and art and a volume explaining what is being said.  In one case we have an exact facsimile of the Codex MurĂșa, reproduced on velum.   On another side we have a true facsimile of Leonardo da Vinci’s notebook, now called the Codex Leicester.  Included in the exhibit are two real and rare 17 th and 18th century printed books, part of a larger collection of theological work gifted to the Alkek Library.