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!
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)
Published April 6, 2016
Please welcome Elizabeth Becker to Connelly Library! She joined us on April 5, 2016 in the role of Senior Library Assistant. Elizabeth studied at Gettysburg College, earning a BA in English and Political Science. She also holds a Masters of Library and Information Science from Rutgers University in New Jersey. While at Rutgers, she worked in the Douglass Library (which houses the University’s primary collections of women’s studies, theater and visual arts, and the music library) as a Graduate Research Assistant.
Elizabeth comes to us most recently from Community College of Philadelphia working at the circulation desk as a Learning Resources Assistant. Prior to that, she worked in a public library where she enjoyed looking at the illustrations in children’s books.
Aside from libraries, Elizabeth is an avid reader, runner, and loves exploring Philly.
Published March 2, 2016
The Women in the Arts Winter/Spring 2016
She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World
Features more than 80 photographs and a video installation by 12 contemporary Iran and Arab world women artists. The artists include Jananne Al-Ani, Newsha Tavakolian, and Rania Matar among others. Their provocative work ranges from fine art to photojournalism. Their work provides insights into political and social issues, including questions of personal identity and exploring the complex political and social landscapes of their home regions in images of great sophistication, expressiveness, and beauty.
Women in Film is an interview that digs deep into Alice Guy-Blanché’s story. Guy-Blanché was the first female filmmaker in history and her story is being represented in an upcoming documentary. The director, Pamela Green, and the article’s author, Elizabeth Lynch, begin by discussing Alice Guy-Blanché and her career in film. The two also discuss their research approach and the process of developing Blanche’s life and career into a documentary. Guy-Blanché’s story provides another perspective on filmmaking as a whole and being a woman artist.
Zine Art on View at the Betty Dettre Library and Research Center: Zine Artist Caroline Paquita An exploration of Paquita’s work creating zine art over a twenty-year period.