Posts tagged "History"
Featuring: Julia Skinner and "Modernizing Markham"

Featuring: Julia Skinner and “Modernizing Markham”

When we received the following story about a library-inspired art investigation by artist and doctoral candidate Julia Skinner, we knew we had to feature it and her on the Library as Incubator Project! Read on for our conversation with Julia about her project, Modernizing Markham. ~Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please introduce yourself to our community–who...
Special Collections of the Thomas J. Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Special Collections of the Thomas J. Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Abby Wanserski is back with a new feature in our series on Art Libraries. Her last article featured The Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and today she shares a more in-depth interview with Special Collections Librarian Jared Ash. Don’t miss the extra interview with artist Jen Mazza, who talks about her Watson Library-inspired artworks.  Enjoy! ~Erinn...
Fluxus Club at the Walker Art Center: Part One

Fluxus Club at the Walker Art Center: Part One

An exciting but difficult to explain art exhibition.  A series of studio workshops. A library with amazing collections just steps away…does this sound like a library-as-incubator opportunity or what?  Librarian Margit Wilson and artist Margaret Pezalla-Granlund teamed up to make the library an active art space with Fluxus Club, and we’re delighted to host a new series on...
Tim Youd and the 100 Novels Project

Tim Youd and the 100 Novels Project

Today we present a conversation with Tim Youd, a visual and performance artist who is currently working on a fascinating project to retype 100 novels–obviously a performance piece that is very intriguing to literature lovers! Read on to hear more about the 100 Novels project and Tim’s relationship to libraries in the past and today....
The Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

by Abby Wanserski If you’ve ever been to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (“The Met”) you know how impressive their collection is. What many people are not aware of is that The Met maintains several reference libraries, “study centers” and two visitor oriented libraries: the Thomas J. Watson Library and the Nolen Library. This first...
Happy St. Patrick's Day from the Incubator Team!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Incubator Team!

It’s spring!  And it’s St. Patrick’s Day!  Here are some nerdy online collections we love to help you celebrate in true librarian style.  Enjoy! ~Erinn Let’s start with the NYPL Digital Collections, which is always good for vintage holiday ephemera– check out their collection of St. Patrick’s Day postcards, which are doubly fascinating when they...
The Billie Jane Baguley Library & Archives at The Heard Museum of American Indian Art

The Billie Jane Baguley Library & Archives at The Heard Museum of American Indian Art

We’re delighted to welcome Abby Wanserski to the site today as a new feature writer! Abby’s first post on the library resources at the Heard Museum of American Indian Art is part of a new series focused on libraries and archives in museum contexts. Enjoy! ~Erinn by Abby Wanserski The Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives  is...
Featuring: Ruslana Lichtzier and "Terrorists in the Library"

Featuring: Ruslana Lichtzier and “Terrorists in the Library”

Today we welcome curator, artist, writer Ruslana Lichtzier to the Library as Incubator Project. Her thought-provoking speculative history, Terrorists in the Library, offers an important interrogation of information access, censorship, privacy, language, written words, and cultural institutions; a collection that is vibrant, vital, and chilling. ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please introduce yourself. Who are...
The Black Mountain College Story, a Hunt Library Happening

The Black Mountain College Story, a Hunt Library Happening

We are thrilled today to re-post a wonderful writeup about a “happening” at the Hunt Library at North Carolina State University, wherein the library space was leveraged to create a dynamic and thoughtful learning experience. This “happening” takes the format of a traditional presentation to an exciting new level. Special thanks to Mike Nutt for...
Framing Fraktur: The Public Library as a Contemporary Art Space

Framing Fraktur: The Public Library as a Contemporary Art Space

Today we welcome Rachel Karasick, who works as a grant writer for the Free Library of Philadelphia. Rachel shares a fabulous exhibition and community celebration of fraktur, a historic Pennsylvania German art form. Framing Fraktur presents history and contemporary artwork in a unique and exciting format and it is accessible to all at the library. Today’s post...
Historic Radio Ads in the Internet Archive

Historic Radio Ads in the Internet Archive

At the beginning of the fall, I was in a short play that featured vintage radio advertisements during scene changes. While we moved to our places in the dim light, the sounds of announcers hawking Lowenbrau’s Beer, Lifebuoy Soap, and more crackled across the theater. The Internet Archive has two collections of vintage radio advertisements,...
109 Guggenheim Exhibition Catalogs Online

109 Guggenheim Exhibition Catalogs Online

This post was originally published on February 17, 2012 as “65 Guggenheim Exhibition Catalogs Online.” Since that time, the museum has added a considerable number of new catalogs, including works from Calder, Munch, Klimt, and others. Enjoy! ~Erinn The Guggenheim Museum in New York has many exciting digital and preservation initiatives, including the ambitious Variable Media Initiative, which...