Visual Resourcefulness at MassArt

We’ve Moved! by caitlin
March 16, 2012, 7:12 pm
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In the spirt of togetherness the visual resources library has joined the main library in their blogging efforts. All of our imagey goodness will now be found at See you there!

Affiche pour l’Exposition du C... Digital ID: 118580. New York Public Library

Affiche pour l'Exposition du "Centenaire de la Lithographie". by D'Alesi, F. Hugo from the NYPL Digital Gallery


How Apropos by caitlin
September 24, 2010, 3:00 pm
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I have be plagued with guilt for not posting recently, and had been preparing the summer-went-so-fast-so-many-things-to-do-where-is-my-mind excuses, when this project from Corey Achangel came to my attention.
Sorry I Haven't Posted

Archangel has compiled enough apologies from slacking bloggers across the internet to get me off the hook. I’ll be back soon.

Hot town, summer in the city by caitlin
July 7, 2010, 2:28 pm
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Frog Pond on the Common

Frog Pond on the Common from the BPL Flickr Feed

Kids, if you are in town, I don’t have to tell you its HOT! Moving at all is hard unless motivated by a promise of central air. Well you are in luck, many of our fine cultural institutions here in Beantown want to help the cause.

The ICA is one of our favorite spots to cool off, it boasts the double bonus of being waterfront AND having a brand spanking new HVAC system. This summer the work of tatoo artist Dr. Larka is on display. Additionally they have many great programs running all summer one worth checking out is CO LAB: Process + Performance with Jenny Holzer and Miguel Gutierrez on July 28. Dancing and text based art, can it get any better?

Instead of catching a mindless summer blockbuster this week get serious with a foreign film. The Boston French Film festival is at the MFA July 8 through the 25.

If you are in a more outdoorsy spirit get out on the water and take the ferry to one of the Boston Harbor Islands.  In addition to the many performances, workshops, and hot-dog eating contests happening on the islands all summer, on July 31 and August 1 you ucan check out the very cool Art Encampment projects.

For five days, eight artist groups will take temporary ownership of eight plots of land on Bumpkin Island. As “homesteaders,” they will build some kind of home on the land, live on the land for five days, and “improve” the land via a site-specific, temporary performance or installation.  –Berwick Research Institute

Think cold thoughts!

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Boston Harbor Islands

Berwick Research Institute

New Animation! by caitlin
April 8, 2010, 2:00 pm
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Here is an animation about the Visual Resources department created by our own fabulous Kate Howley!

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day by caitlin
March 17, 2010, 12:52 pm
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Also known as Evacuation day to the MassArt community. The state keeps trying to take this holiday away from us lucky folk who work or go to school at a state or city school here in Boston, so enjoy it while you can! Here’s is a little video for you to enjoy on your day off eat so soda bread, wear something green, ERIN GO BRAGH!

The History of Playing Card Art by caitlin
March 9, 2010, 4:13 pm
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German Playing Card designed by Ludwig Burger ca. 1885

My personal browsing produced a really neat new find today! The World of Playing Cards is an amazing archive of images and information of playing cards from the hand drawn cards from the Native Americans to ornate cards designed for royalty (above) and cards designed by abstract artists (below). When looking a the history of such a specific, ordinary item it clearly illustrates the greater history of art, illustration, and printing. So neat.

SIMULTANÉ PLAYING CARDS by Sonia Delaunay, 1964

SIMULTANÉ PLAYING CARDS by Sonia Delaunay, 1964

The World of Playing Cards – Via Design*Sponge

All the ArtStor help you’ll ever need by caitlin
February 24, 2010, 8:58 pm
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Louis Gueymard as Robert le Diable

Louis Gueymard as Robert le Diable by Jean-Désiré-Gustave Courbet

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