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Happy 4th of July!

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!

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Portrait of John Sartain from the Archives

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).

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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.

 

 

Happy Memorial Day Weekend

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.ar129142600340849

Connelly Library Summer Hours

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Journal of the Month: Metropolitan Museum of Art

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)

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Welcome Elizabeth!

0.jpgPlease 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.

Journal of the Month: Women in the Arts

The Women in the Arts Winter/Spring 2016

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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.

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Winter Break

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Late nighters at the library!

Midnight study Fall 2015

Join us December 2nd and December 3rd for Midnight Study at Connelly Library. The library will be open from 8am until midnight. A variety of prizes will be available including a grand prize of: $50. Snacks and beverages will be available after 7 pm. The raffle will begin at 9pm. We look forward to seeing you there. Set a reminder!


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