ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Fall 2018 Meeting: November 2 at Syracuse University

The ARLIS/NA Upstate NY Fall 2018 Meeting will be held on Friday, November 2 at Syracuse University.

For more info and to register: https://arlisupstateny.org/2018/09/18/arlis-na-upstate-ny-fall-2018-meeting-november-2-at-syracuse-university/

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“Curious and Curiouser: Surprising Finds from the Rakow Library” exhibition at Corning Museum of Glass

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Femme de vitrier / Eine Glaserin (detail), Martin Engelbrecht, Augsburg, 1730.

The Rakow Research Library at the Corning Museum of Glass has an exhibition that offers visitors a taste of what they can find if they venture up the Library’s glass staircase to the reading room. The exhibition is on display from April 8, 2017 to February 17, 2019.

From advertisements for glass eyes to patents for preserving the dead in glass; from glasshouse dollars to drawings by world-famous artists such as Thomas Benton, Salvador Dalí, Eric Gill, Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse, and Georgia O’Keeffe: these rarely seen wonders are some of the curious and surprising objects from The Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum of Glass. Artists, researchers, authors, and glass enthusiasts of all kinds use the Rakow Library’s holdings to learn more about glass, which often leads to voyages of discovery in unexpected directions. Discover how the rare collections and curiosities in the Rakow Library have inspired others and how they can inspire you.

Curious and Curiouser: Surprising Finds from the Rakow Library is curated by Rebecca Hopman, Outreach Librarian, with curatorial advisement provided by Karol Wight.

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

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“Mixed Media: The Interplay of Sound and Text” exhibition at Cornell

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“Mixed Media” examines how representations of text and sound have shaped our perceptions of the material world, tracing the technologies used to replicate and transmit them. The exhibition features rare artifacts that illuminate 500 years of inventions that record and distribute information—from movable cast metal type to Edison’s model wax cylinder-playing gramophone.

“Mixed Media” will be on view in the Hirshland Exhibition Gallery through March 8, 2019. The gallery is located in The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections.

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