Published October 25, 2016
Please welcome Amanda Leftwich to Connelly Library! She joined the team on October 24, 2016 in the role of Circulation Supervisor. Amanda studied at Arcadia University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Art History. She is currently studying for her Master’s Degree in Library Science at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.
Amanda comes to us most recently from the Philadelphia Museum of Art from the Reader Services department as the Library Assistant for Reader Services. She also worked as a Circulation Manager at a public library.
Amanda loves books, traveling, science fiction/fantasy shows, and is a foodie.
Stumped about what costume to wear?
Try a gypsy, witch, clown, or butterfly! This newspaper spread comes from the October 25, 1914 issue of the Philadelphia Press.
The clipping was found in the Alumnae Scrapbook, located in the College archives and features art by Philadelphia School of Design for Women (now Moore College) students.
Published September 29, 2016
The Smithsonian design museum, the Cooper Hewitt has made a large chunk of its collection accessible to internet browsers. After a year long digitization project, approximately 200,000 objects from the museum are now available online.
Pieces from nearly 300 years of historic and contemporary design can be researched and viewed through this new portal: https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/
Users of this new database do not have to be confined to searching only by the usual keyword/subject/author/title queries. Instead, one can explore the collection for COLOR, PERIODS, collection HIGHLIGHTS, TAGS, and TYPES.
Many examples of American design can be viewed through this website, including textiles, drawings, posters, buttons, wallpapers, and many other pieces of ephemera.
For more information and to look around yourself, visit the website.
Photo: Matt Flynn
MATCHSAFE (USA), 1905–15
*All images and information taken from the Cooper Hewitt website: http://www.cooperhewitt.org.
Published August 31, 2016
Fall 2016 Hours and Labor Day Weekend.
Welcome back to campus Moore College community!
Below are Connelly Library’s Fall Semester hours:
- Monday – Thursday: 8 AM – 10 PM
- Friday – 8 AM – 5 PM
- Saturday – 8.30 AM – 4.30 PM
- Sunday: Closed
***In observance of Labor Day, we will be closed Saturday (9/3) through Monday (9/5). Normal semester hours will resume at 8am on Tuesday (9/6).
Wishing everyone a productive and knowledge-filled school year!
Published July 6, 2016
Journal of the Month: World of Interiors
Come check out the library’s newest publication, World of Interiors! This monthly magazine has been in print for over thirty years, and features articles primarily on interior design. Based in London, this magazine is chockful of inspirational pictures and editorials. So get motivated for your interior design theses and check it out at the Connelly Library.
Published June 30, 2016
Connelly Library will be closed Saturday 2 July – Tuesday 5 July for the holiday. Normal summer hours will resume Wednesday 6 July at 8 am.
Have a fun and safe 4th of July!
Did you know that Connelly Library’s archives houses a collection of artwork?
One piece is an ink portrait of a young John Sartain by George Richmond drawn in 1928. Richmond was a preeminent Victoria portraitist, educated at the Royal Academy of the Arts and notable for for capturing likenesses of Charlotte Bronte, William Blake, and Charles Darwin (Clark 2014).
The painting includes the following transcription:
“It seems like parting with an old friend again to send this drawing to you, drawn more than half a century ago in your happy little room in Half Moon Street.
April 15th, 1828
1883 Geo. Richmond
Drawn from life, by Geo. Richmond, R.A. in 1828.”
John Sartain was the patriarch of a family of Philadelphia artists. He came to Philadelphia from London to pursue a career in engraving, but soon became known for painting, publishing, and supporting various arts and cultural institutions in the city. His daughter Emily Sartain was the principal of the Philadelphia School of Design for Women (now Moore College of Art & Design) from 1886-1920. She was a great champion of the women’s art movement (Martinez 2000).
For more information about the Sartain family, check out Philadelphia’s Cultural Landscapes: The Sartain Family Legacy by Katherine Martinez, available at Connelly Library.
Clark, Elly. “About.” The George Richmond Portrait Project. 2010-2014. Accessed June 27, 2016. http://georgerichmondproject.com/about/.
Martinez, Katherine. Philadelphia Cultural Landscapes: The Sartain Family Legacy. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2000.
Published May 24, 2016
Attention Moore College Community:
Connelly library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day, Friday 27 May through Monday 30 May, 2016.
Normal summer hours will resume 31 Tuesday at 8 AM.
Published May 12, 2016
So you weren’t able to attend the 2016 Met Gala? Pretend you were there by browsing the most recent issue of the Met’s quarterly bulletin. The current issue focuses on the art of Joseph William Turner, known for his seascapes. The Metropolitan will exhibit his artworks, some of which are rarely seen together, through August 7th. Some back issues are available for free via the Met’s website; all are available in the journals section of the Library.
“Turner’s Whaling Pictures”
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, v. 73, no. 4 (Spring, 2016)