Posts Tagged 'Journals'

Journal of the Month: African Arts

…it’s that time, again! What time?

Cover of african arts journal.

Volume 47 of the journal.….it’s that time, again!

Time for the Journal of the Month, brought to you from the vibrant and much esteemed journal display in Connelly Library. (If you haven’t browsed our journal collection, please do! It’s kind of incredible. Back issues of French Vogue y’all.)

This month, we’re highlighting African Arts, a journal published by MIT Press. Created in 1967, African Arts has been an essential voice in the study of African arts and modes of creative expression, spanning continents and creating interdisciplinary connections across history, anthropology, linguistics, politics, religion, cultural and global studies, and, of course, the visual and performing arts. The journal offers its readers peer-reviewed scholarly articles on the art work of the African Diaspora with special issues ranging from “Iconoclash in the Age of Heritage” to “Gender and South African Art,” creating a rich critical discourse in what is often an undertheorized field.

The Winter 2014 issue features articles on Ghanaian Public Memory (“Commemorating an African Queen: Ghanaian Nationalism, the African Diaspora, and the Public Memory of Nana Yaa Asantewaa, 1952-2009.” Asantewaa, queen of the Ashanti empire, led the Ashanti Rebellion against British Colonialism in 1900.), African wall paintings (“This is What Makes Sirigu Unique: Authenticating Canvas and Wall Paintings in International Circuits of Value and Meaning”), and a review of a South African photographer’s exhibition at UCLA, where the photographer used this art to expose the both the brutality of apartheid and the humanity behind the enormity of South Africa’s transition from apartheid.

Flipping through the journal, I discovered not only the work of various artists of the Diaspora, but threads, moments of African memory and history entirely unknown to me. Such is the wonder of library discovery. Stop by the Connelly Library to take a look at this journal and others—I guarantee you’ll learn something new!

scan of page from the magazine; includes photo of wall paintings

NUBUKE Foundation, Accra, Ghana in 2010.

Wax replica of Queen Yaa Asantewaa with rifle at Manhyia Palace Museum, Ghana.

Wax replica of Queen Yaa Asantewaa with rifle at Manhyia Palace Museum, Ghana.

Searching for Journals and Periodicals in the Library Catalog

With the end of the semester fast approaching, we’d like to take the opportunity to point out a few new (and old) tips when searching for journals and journal articles in our electronic resources.

List of Journals/Periodicals in the Library Catalog

You can now easily pull up a full list of every periodical the library currently subscribes to as well as those in our bound journals and storage sections. From our library homepage, choose Subject from the search drop-down menu and type periodicals in the search box.

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Do a subject search for periodicals to see a full list of the library’s journal holdings.

This will return a list containing the subject term corresponding to periodicals:

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Choose ‘periodicals’ to see the full list of journals and magazines.

Clicking on Periodicals will bring up a full, alphabetical list of all the journal titles in the library’s catalog:

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Close to three hundred periodical titles are in the library’s holdings

Checking a Journal/Periodical’s Availability Online

Interested to see if any of the library’s journals are indexed and/or are available in Full Text through our electronic periodical databases like EBSCO or JSTOR?

Just click on the journal title to bring up its full record page. If it is indexed in any of our databases there will be a Connect to link underneath the Title and Publication info.

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The detailed record page for a journal title in the library’s catalog.

Keep in mind that the detailed record page also shows what physical volumes the library has, as well as the most recent issue we’ve received (if we are currently subscribed).

Clicking on the Connect to link will open up the journal record page for that particular periodical database. (Note: if you’re accessing this page from off campus you may need to sign into the database. See the library’s Moodle page for off-campus login info)

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The journal record page in EBSCO’s periodical database.

The Bibliographic Records field indicates what date range this particular journal has been indexed in the database (i.e. information like article title, author, publication, etc. available and searchable).

The Full Text field will indicate what date range the database has the full text of the article available for you to read or download immediately. Please note, not every title has full text availability.

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On this page you can check the availability of the title in this database.

To begin searching for your topic within the journal, click on the blue Search within this publication link towards the top of the page, or you can also browse the individual issues by using the All issues menu on the right.

Have questions about searching for journals or journal articles? See our Library Instruction page for additional tutorials, or stop by the library. We can also be contacted via email or by phone: 215-965-4054.

Journal of the Month: Ceramics Now

Ceramics Now Magazine The Journal of the Month for May 2013 is new to the collection: Ceramics Now. Ceramics Now began as an online platform with the goal of making contemporary ceramics a more visible art field and to support innovative ideas by bringing together artists from different communities. The magazine focuses on personal approaches with interviews, reviews and artists profiles of new and world-renowned ceramic artists. Online you will find additional information on contemporary ceramic art exhibitions and jobs and residencies.

Issue Two introduces the work of over 35 international artists, beginning with Ken Eastman, Kimberly Cook, Patricia Sannit, Marianne McGrath, Annie Woodford, Suzanne Stumpf and Ruth Power, and continuing with a special feature on Romanian ceramic artists, and a preview feature for Copenhagen Ceramics gallery. The issue also inaugurates the magazine’s new review category.

Be sure to browse this month’s journal, along with the rest of our journal collection!

Journal of the Month: Professional Artist

ProfessionalArtistProfessional Artist is dedicated to providing independent visual artists from all backgrounds with the insights, encouragement and business strategies they need to make a living with their artwork.

Each issue of the magazine presents practical business advice on subjects such as art marketing, art law, portfolio development, exhibition presentation, communication skills and sales techniques, as well as articles to help artists feel encouraged and motivated. Both the print magazine and the Professional Artist website provide a comprehensive list of Calls to Artists (ad postings for shows, competitions, residencies, grants, and exhibition opportunities).

Volume 27, Number 2 Features:
“Word-of-Mouth Promotion”—Elena Parashko explains how electronic messaging and social-media platforms can be utilized to increase word-of-mouth promotion for artists.

“The Importance of Being Part of a Group Exhibition”—Terry Sullivan’s article discusses the benefits of participating in a group exhibition, focusing on the Converge: Where Classical & Contemporary Art Collide exhibition put on at 25CPW in New York.

“Artists as Inventors: How Innovative Individuals Have Made an Impact on the Arts Supply Industry”—Kim Hall presents the stories of six artists who persevered to bring their creative passions and business ideas to life.

Be sure to browse this month’s journal, along with the rest of our collection!

Journal of the Month and Spring Break

WomenintheArtsIn celebration of Women’s History Month, the Journal of the Month for March 2013 is Women in the Arts.

Women in the Arts is published three times a year as a benefit for members of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. The museum brings recognition to the achievements of women artists of all periods and nationalities by exhibiting, preserving, acquiring, and researching art by women and by teaching the public about their accomplishments.

Volume 31, no. 1 features:

“A World Apart: Anna Ancher and the Skagen Art Colony”—Innovative painter Anna Ancher (1859-1935) was an integral part of a seaside artists’ community at Skagen, in northern Denmark. Her landscapes, interiors, and portraits are remarkable for their light-filled Impressionist technique and their anticipation of the twentieth century.

“Freya Grand: Minding the Landscape”—Grand’s landscapes express a profound connection with the earth, evoking the exhilaration, wonder, and serenity she experiences when traveling to remote sites.

“Exploring the Archives”—NMWA’s Archives of Women Artists contains the papers of artist Edna Reindel, who created iconic paintings of WWII-era women at work.

Be sure to browse this month’s journal, along with the rest of our collection!

Also, as a reminder, the Library is open regular hours over Spring Break. If you are in town and feel like getting ahead (or caught up), please come in.

We hope you have a restful week off!

Journal of the Month: Animation Magazine

Animation Magazine

The Journal of the Month for February 2013 is Animation Magazine.

Animation Magazine covers the animation industry, including all aspects of film and television animation, visual effects, and video games. Articles feature interactive design and software releases from a range of large and independent producers. Editorials cover all forms of animation and stop-motion as well as profiles of the artists behind the scenes.

Volume 27, Issue 2 Features:

“2013 School Guide”—Section includes “10 Essential Books for Animation Students”; “Learning from the Best in the Biz”; and the “2013 School Guide Listings”

“Upwardly Mobile”—How to make your animation website mobile-ready for 100 dollars or less.

“Gollum, You Never Looked Better”—The Hobbit’s vfx supervisor Joe Letteri talks about the vfx challenges of returning to J.R.R. Tolkien’s world nine years after the last Lord of the Rings movie cast its spell in theaters.

Be sure to browse Animation Magazine along with all the other journals the Library has to offer!

Journal of the Month: Art Business News

Art Business News

The Journal of the Month for the New Year is also new to our collection! As the art industry’s news leader since 1977, Art Business News stays true to its mission of reporting the latest industry news and emerging trends driving the fine art market. The magazine’s editors collaborate with industry leaders to develop cutting-edge editorial that will keep readers ahead of the curve.

The Winter 2012 issue features:

“What’s It Worth?”—The commandments of pricing your work with confidence.

“iPainting the Future”—Sheila Elias has taken the art and technology worlds by storm with her innovative iPad creations.

“Daria Bagrintseva Has It All”—Investigating the creative drive—and commercial success—of one of the art world’s rising stars.

Be sure to check out this month’s journal along with the rest of our collection!

Journal of the Month: Asian Art News

AsianArtNews

The Journal of the Month for December 2012 is Asian Art News.

Asian Art News focuses on engaging issues surrounding contemporary art in Asia. The magazine includes articles on art history in Asia, news, poetry, and artist profiles.

Volume 22, No. 6 Features:

From Japan: From Flowers to Fireflies – Yayoi Kusama stands as a truly iconic figure at the center of contemporary art worldwide. Her boldness, sensitivity, and willingness to take risks have been central to the success of her extraordinary oeuvre. Her art and its associations are as relevant today as they were five decades ago.

From Hong Kong: Transcending Time – Over the past decade, mid-career painter Tsang Chuimei has carved out a unique position for herself in the Hong Kong art world. Her painting embraces both modern Western art expression and Chinese literati traditions. Tsang’s refreshing and unique aesthetic beckons the viewer into her private and introspective world.

From India: The Conundrum of Modern India – The world of contemporary Indian art is a dynamic, rich, and colorful one. Due to the vast range of ethnic cultures and their singular expressions, contemporary India can only be glimpsed at in a single exhibition. But a recent exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art provided a vibrant snapshot of India’s contemporary art scene.

Be sure to browse Asian Art News along with all the other journals the Library has to offer!

BOMB Magazine 2012 Poetry Contest


BOMB Magazine is excited to announce the 2012 Poetry Contest, judged by poet Ben Lerner!

The winner of the 2012 contest will receive a $500 prize and publication in BOMB Magazine’s literary supplement First Proof. Deadline is April 16 (postmarked by April 16). There is a $20 reading fee which includes a one-year subscription to BOMB. Go to bombsite.com for submission guidelines and to upload your poetry.

BOMB Magazine is an independent nonprofit quarterly publication and online web platform producing daily content. Its mission is to deliver the artist’s voice by publishing conversations between painters, novelists, poets, musicians, filmmakers, and actors. Visit the library to read BOMB and past contest winners!

Interior Designers: Domus is our journal of the month!

Domus is a bilingual Italian magazine focusing on new trends in design, interior design, and architecture.

Number 946 features:

  • “Towards a Global Architect” – An article detailing how renowned architect Le Corbusier was inspired by international air travel;
  • “Exuberancia Cromatica in Torres Vedras” – An examination of contemporary Portuguese design, featuring light, color, and large objects;
  • “Journals” – A monthly feature reviewing exhibits, installations, books, and more.

Visit the library to check out Domus and all the rest of our 130 journals and magazines!

Domus Magazine


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