ARLIS/NA Upstate NY & ARLIS/NA New England Fall 2017 Joint Meeting: October 13 at the Clark Art Institute


ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Fall 2017 Meeting Registration Form

ARLIS/NA Upstate New York and New England invite you to attend our fall chapter meeting at the Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA.

The day’s agenda begins with morning refreshments and welcome at 9:30 followed by chapter business meetings, library collection highlights, and the choice of two guided gallery tours. Catch up with colleagues over lunch, dining al fresco if the weather is fine.

The afternoon offers time to explore the Clark’s permanent collections and extensive grounds and enjoy an end of the day refreshment. Consider an overnight stay to enjoy all the region has to offer at this beautiful time of year. We hope to see you at our fall meeting!


2017 ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Silent Auction

We are now accepting donations for the 2017 ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Silent Auction!

When: The Silent Auction will take place before the ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Fall Meeting on Friday, October 13 at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA.

What: Whatever you want to donate, i.e. a handcrafted item, jewelry, artwork, a bottle of wine, a beautiful book, specialty teas or candles, local products. Whatever brings you joy to give or receive.

What will the monies raised be used for: To support student travel awards and/or professional development scholarships.

How: Please send a photo of the item(s) and starting bid price to Yvette Cortes at You will be able to view items here:

The auction will end on October 12th at noon. Chapter members must bring their auction items to the meeting at The Clark on Oct. 13th to give to the winners.

You may deliver your contribution(s) in person when you attend the fall meeting.
Keep in mind:  Some costs related to auction donations are tax deductible! (so save your receipts).

Questions? email: Marcie Farwell

ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Summer 2017 Meeting: June 30 at the Arkell Museum


ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Summer 2017 Meeting Registration Form

10:00 – 11:00: Coffee & Business meeting
Registration will be taken at business meeting.

11:00 – 12:00: Tour of Mingling the Water: 200 Years on the Erie Canal, with Susan Friedlander, Acting Director/Chief Curator

Noon: Lunch (Box Lunch from Black Cat Café)

1:00 – 2:00: Tour of the Beechnut Archives, with Jenna Riley, Curator of Education & Public Engagement

2:00 – 3:30: Free time to look at other exhibits, library, shop &/or departure

Why Didn’t I Buy That or Other Woes on Collection Building? / Barbara Opar

main_collectionWhile working on another project, I found myself reading an article entitled: Why Did We Buy That? New Customers and Changing Directions in Collection Development. Kay Downey’s article discusses how Kent State began directing its collection policies to better align with the University’s mission of student retention, higher graduation rates, increased international enrollment, and enhanced […]

via Why Didn’t I Buy That or Other Woes on Collection Building? / Barbara Opar — ARLIS/NA Collection Development SIG Blog

– Barbara Opar, Librarian for Architecture, French Language & Literature, and Religion,
Syracuse University


“Revealing the Invisible” exhibition at Corning Museum of Glass

Page from “Essays on the Microscope”, George Adams (1750-1795), London, 1798.

The Rakow Research Library at the Corning Museum of Glass has an exhibition about the history of glass and the microscope on display through March 19, 2017.

Glass made it possible for scientists and artists to see tiny living creatures once invisible to the human eye. Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscopetells the stories of scientists’ and artists’ exploration of the microscopic world between the 1600s and the late 1800s. Their discoveries fed people’s hunger to learn more about nature, increasing the popularity of microscopes and driving improvements in scientific glass. These advances culminated in the 19th century with the advent of modern scientific glassmaking and the perfection of the microscope. Unleash your sense of discovery as you explore the invisible through historic microscopes, rare books, and period illustrations.

Find directions, blog posts, videos, and more on the exhibition page.


“Anarchy in the Archives” exhibition at Cornell

“Anarchy in the U.K.” Fanzine featuring photographs by Ray Stevenson and graphics by Jamie Reid. Published by Malcolm McLaren, December 1976.

Anarchy in the Archives walks the viewer through the history of punk culture, from its aesthetic and political origins in the Situationists through its musical meanings and ongoing revisions in the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s. This exhibition draws on material from Cornell Library’s Punk Collections, part of the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections. The Punk Collections contain hundreds of fliers and posters, more than 1,500 fanzines, along with sound recordings, clothing, photographs, and original art documenting Punk’s regional interpretations and influences both nationally and internationally.

The exhibition is on view through May 19, 2017, in the Hirshland Exhibition Gallery located in The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections.