Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Launches Today

This is big!! Thanks so much for posting this amazing news.
Per previous blog Illinois Pixels and Sarah Christensen

Illinois Pixels

“It’s a great day for education and progress, as if the Ancient Library of Alexandria had met the Modern World Wide Web and digitized America for the benefit of all,” said Doron Weber, Vice Chair of the DPLA Steering Committee.

The DPLA is the first national digital library in the world with 2.4 million objects that are currently available. Executive Director, Dan Cohen, explains DPLA in three major points:

  • First, an easy-to-use portal where anyone can access America’s collections and search through them using novel and powerful techniques, including by place and time.
  • Second, a sophisticated technical platform that will make those millions of items available in ways so that others can build creative and transformative applications upon them, such as smartphone apps that magically reveal the history around you.
  • Third, along with like-minded institutions and individuals the DPLA will seek innovative means to make more cultural and scientific content…

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Images from the History of Medicine

Great news! Per previous blog Illinois Pixels and Sarah Christensen

Illinois Pixels

Images from the History of Medicine (IHM) provides access to nearly 70,000 images in the collections of the History of Medicine Division (HMD) of the U.S National Library of Medicine (NLM).

The collection includes portraits, photographs, caricatures, genre scenes, posters, and graphic art illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine dated from the 15th to 21st century.

Vein man

Anatomy of a SkeletonStop Aids

Several subgroups within the database are interesting as separate entities. A collection of 6,000 wood engravings of prominent European physicians, purchased in Amsterdam in 1879, was the Library’s first graphic arts acquisition. There are illustrations from landmark medical treatises, such as Vesalius’ De humani corporis fabrica and William Harvey’s De motu cordis. Among the fine prints are several hundred caricatures on medical subjects by Daumier, Cruikshank, Rowlandson, and Boilly. There are patent medicine advertisements from the late 19th century and posters on contemporary issues, such as AIDS, smoking, and illicit drugs.

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Dickinson College Art and Art History April Events

April 16 | Reception and Gallery Talk: Common Contexts

Artists: Rena Leinberger and Juanli Carrion.

Event type: Lecture/Discussion
Location: Goodyear Gallery
Fee: Free

This exhibition showcases works created collaboratively by public-project and installation artists Rena Leinberger and Juanli Carrion during a month long residency at Dickinson (March 18-April 21). It is not a traditional exhibition. The Goodyear Gallery functions as a laboratory and incubator for conceptual installations and ongoing conversation about art in public space, and the work created on site may remain long after the artists have concluded their residency

Goodyear Gallery, Goodyear Building (Cedar Street entrance)
Exhibit runs April 16 through May 3.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 3 to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 2 to 5 p.m.

For more information: 717-245-1714
For more information: http://dickinson.edu/arts/

April 18 | Event: Common Contexts

This event marks the close of the artist’s five-week artist residency at Dickinson.  During this period they worked closely with students to make collaborative visual responses that sought out a Common Context between the participants, the college and larger Carlisle community.  Supporting documentation and art objects are on display in the Goodyear Gallery through May 3rd.  This event is free and open to the general public.

Goodyear Gallery, Goodyear Building (Cedar Street entrance)
Exhibit runs April 16 through May 3.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 3 to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 2 to 5 p.m.

For more information: 717-245-1714
For more information: http://dickinson.edu/arts/

For video please go here: http://youtu.be/7qkXs7G3Uw8 and http://youtu.be/6XjbRRBSe8M

April 22 | Man on the Street: Rethinking the Ashcan Circle, Gender and Modernity

Presented by Alexis Boylan, University of Connecticut.

Event type: Lecture/Discussion
Location: Room 235 Weiss Center for the Arts
Fee: Free

Join us as we listen to Assistant Professor Alexis Boylan, art history, women’s, gender and sexuality studies, University of Connecticut, talk about her research on the Ashcan School.

For more information: 717-245-1053
Contact: klimkos@dickinson.edu

April 26 | Opening Reception: Senior Studio Art Majors Exhibition

Presenting 10 student thesis projects

Event type: Miscellaneous
Location: The Trout Gallery
Fee: Free

This year’s exhibition features thesis projects by Christopher Barsanti, Allyson Garrett, Yixue Ge, Shawn Gessay, Sarah Gray, Laura McCauley, Melissa Smith, Caroline Stephenson, Lauren Sullivan and Tingxiao Zhang, under the direction and support of Professors Barbara Diduk, Todd Arsenault, Anthony Cervino and Ward Davenny. The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts
Exhibit runs April 26 – May 19.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information: 717-245-1344
For more information: http://dickinson.edu/arts/

April 30 | Life After Dickinson

Location: Weiss 221
Fee: Free

Please come and find out what opportunities are available to you once you receive your degree……where do you go from here……what are your options?  This will be an open format, so feel free to come with any questions or concerns you may have. Pizza and drinks will be provided.

For more information: 717-245-1053
Contact: klimkos@dickinson.edu

April 30 | Annual Student Art Show

April 30-May 7, 2013

Come See What All Your Friends Have Been Creating!

Opening Reception Tuesday April 30, 5-7 p.m.
Goodyear Art Studios
595 W. Louther St.
Dickinson College
Carlisle, PA 17013

For more information, please call 717-245-1053
Contact: klimkos@dickinson.edu
Sponsored by the Art & Art History Department

Dickinson College Art and Art History February 2013 Events

Articulating an American Aesthetic: Franck von der Lancken

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The Trout Gallery, Weiss Center for the Arts
Opening Reception:  Friday, Feb. 22.
5-7pm

This exhibition features an in-depth study of the work of Frank von der Lancken, an early 20th-century American painter and art educator. It is curated by class of 2014 art-history majors Britton Chance, Virginia Dudley, Margot Eberle, Shayna Goodman, Sarah Howard, Elizabeth Key, Jessica Moran, Marie Petersen, Lauren Sullivan, Rachel Weber, and Christina Wolf under the direction of Melinda Schlitt, professor of art & art history. The show runs from Feb. 22-April 13.
Trout Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lecture: Alexis Boylan–

Cancelled due to Snowstorm NEMO. This lecture will be rescheduled for the Spring. For further details please call 717/ 245-1053

ManonStreetPoster

Man on the Street: Rethinking the Ashcan School, Gender, and Modernity

February 11th, 2013
Weiss Room 235
5pm

Opening Reception for Ellen Durkan

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Accessories for an Iron Maiden
February 12th, 2013
Goodyear Gallery
5-7pm

Blacksmith and sculptor Ellen Durkan creates fantastical wearable constructions for women out of semiprecious metals, steel and a variety of ordinary materials. This exhibition includes her conceptual designs and final pieces—and all of the spaces between them.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 3 to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 2 to 5 p.m.

Opening Reception: The Unspeakable Series

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Small, intimate and provocative, Sana Musasama’s clay and mixed-media sculptures evoke the troublesome communities in which we live.
Location: Weiss Gallery 204
Fee: Free

For more information: 717-245-1344
For more information: http://dickinson.edu/arts/

Artist Talk: Sana Musasama

February 5th, 2013 
Weiss Room 235
5:30pm

Dickinson College Art and Art History January Events

Jan. 29 through Feb. 23

Ellen Durkan: Accessories for an Iron Maiden

Ellen Durkan corset

Goodyear Gallery, Goodyear Building (Cedar Street entrance)
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 3-5 p.m.; Saturday, 2-5 p.m.
Reception for the Artist: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 5-7 p.m.

Blacksmith/sculptor Ellen Durkan creates fantastical two- and three-dimensional wearable constructions for women out of semiprecious metals, steel and a variety of ordinary materials. This exhibition includes her conceptual designs and final pieces—and all of the spaces between them. Learn more about this event.

Dickinson College Art and Art History November 2012 Events

The Weiner Lecture in the Fine Arts Presents: What is Going On in Jacques-Louis David’s “Sappho and Phaon?”

November 6th, 2012 | 7pm
Rubendall Hall, Weiss Center

Distinguished art critic and art historian Michael Fried has written and lectured about abstract painting and sculpture since World War II.

The Jane L. and Robert H. Weiner Lecture in the Fine Arts presents the distinguished art critic and art historian Michael Fried, J.R. Herbert Boone Chair in the Humanities and professor of art history at the Johns Hopkins University. He has written and lectured extensively about abstract painting and sculpture since World War II, specializing in French painting and art criticism from the mid-18th century to the advent of Edouard Manet and his generation, as well as the works of Bernd and Hilla Becher and contemporary photographers Jeff Wall, Thomas Struth, Adreas Gursky and Thomas Demand, among others. Recent research examines Caravaggio and the transformation of 17th-century Italian painting.

For more information please contact the A&AH Academic Department Coordinator.

Opening Reception: Senior Studio-Art Seminar: Works in Progress
November 27th, 2012 | 5pm
Goodyear Gallery

Senior Studio Art majors will exhibit works in a variety of mediums, including sculpture, drawing, painting, photography, video and ceramics. During the opening reception the artists will be available to discuss their ongoing work, which will culminate in an April exhibition at The Trout Gallery. The exhibition will be open until December 7th, 2012. Light refreshments will be served. For more information please contact the A&AH Academic Department Coordinator.

VRC Workshop

This workshop has been cancelled, because of Post-Tropical Storm Sandy. For further information on Dickinson College’s closure and facilities on campus that are open, click here.

Lunchtime Session: Scanning images for papers and presentations

October 30th, 2012 | 12pm-12:40pm | Weiss 219

In approximately forty minutes we will cover:

  • An introduction to the scanner (turning on, off, icons and software)
  • Using the scanner guide (preview and pre-selections before scanning)
  • Saving the image(s)
  • Scanning the image(s)
  • Formatting

Because this workshop is based on technical skills and software, the maximum number of people that can attend are 5. If this events fills, I will contact you immediately and we can schedule another session for individual instruction and/or we will post a future date for another scanning workshop.

If you are interested in attending please fill out this Google Form.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGl3eExLT1dRclJsMHA0djhPaklBVlE6MQ

Hope to see you there!
Jen

Jennifer Kniesch, MA & MLIS
Visual Resources Librarian
Art & Art History Department
Dickinson College
PO Box 1773
Carlisle, PA 17013
p: 717/ 245-1374
e: knieschj@dickinson.edu

Discovering art on Art.sy

Is Art.sy the next big thing? What did my colleague Sarah Christensen have to say?

Illinois Pixels

 Art.sy is an online art repository whose mission is “to make all the world’s art freely accessible to anyone with an Internet connection”. Art.sy works with galleries and art institutions to collect art across many different movements and genres, and then users can peruse the collection.  This resource is compared to Internet radio Pandora, Pinterest, or Netflix in its ability to browse the content on Art.sy. The site was launched on October 8th, 2012, and has over 17,000 artworks posted so far.

Art meets technology through the Art Genome Project, an organization that codes the characteristics of an artwork and creates relationships between different pieces to make searching for similar art a possibility. Users can manipulate the search filter to bring up results based on the medium. color, or size of the piece. Users may not download any of the images.

Art.sy is a good place for art…

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VRC Workshop

ARTstor Workshop for students

Date: October 9th
Time: 12pm
Location: GYDL (Goodyear Digital Lab)*

If you’re a student and you want to learn how ARTstor can assist you, don’t hesitate in coming to this workshop.

In approximately thirty minutes we will cover:

  • registering for an account
  • searching for images (exploding and narrowing your search)
  • uploading images into your account
  • producing folders and image groups
  • reviewing image groups without being signed-in to your account
  • saving individual images and details of images onto your computer
  • exporting images into a PowerPoint Presentation onto your computer
  • ARTstor mobile for iPhone, iPad, and Android
  • and if there’s time–using ARTstor’s Presentation System, Offline Image Viewer (OIV)

If you are interested in attending please fill out this Google Form.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHlLOHJzZlJaMnp4cVBseEt0NHp4SGc6MA

For further information please contact Jen.
Hope to see you there!
Jen

Jennifer Kniesch
Visual Resources Librarian

Art & Art History Department

p: 717/ 245-1374

e:
knieschj@dickinson.edu

*Goodyear Building
595 West Louther Street
Carlisle, PA 17013

Dickinson College Art and Art History October Events

Night Strainer | Jason Karolak

Exhibition Opening
October 2nd, 2012
Goodyear Gallery
5-7pm

Jason Karolak’s paintings will be exhibited in the GY Gallery. An informal gallery talk / Q&A will begin at 5:30. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.

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Goodyear Gallery Hours
Tuesday through Friday | 3 to 5pm
Saturday | 2 to 5pm