Art & Architecture

University Libraries Partner with Sam Fox School on New MFA Program

By Julie Hale on July 10, 2020

Washington University’s new MFA in Illustration & Visual Culture program (MFA-IVC) is giving art students the opportunity to grow as scholars outside the studio. Launched in fall 2019, the two-year program is a collaboration between the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts and the Washi...

Historic documents and text: Everything May Yet Turn Out All Right

Everything May Yet Turn Out All Right

By Miranda Rectenwald on March 23, 2020

A number of years ago while preparing to scan some requested documents from the Steedman Fellowship in  Architectural Competition Collection, some letters with beautiful little sketches caught my eye.  I looked a bit closer at the letters and discovered they were not just perfunctory reports abou...

Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library – Temporary Summer 2019 Closure

By Jennifer Akins on May 8, 2019

UPDATE July 10, 2019: The Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library has reopened today, Wednesday, July 10! We will update this blog post if any additional closures are needed. UPDATE June 19, 2019: The plaza demolition above the library is now complete. However, the Kranzberg Art & Architectu...

Exhibit: Mapping the Missouri River Valley

By Jennifer Akins on April 10, 2019

Mapping the Missouri River Valley Fourteen books combine to form a multi-layered, non-metrical expression of the Missouri River watershed, called the Valley Map. MLA STUDIOS IV and VI Studio Instructor: Rod Barnett TA: Nona Davitaia Where: Hall cases, Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library When...

The Open Collection—TOC04: Concrète

By Jennifer Akins on February 28, 2019

    The Open Collection – TOC04: Concrète The fourth edition of The Open Collection—TOC04: Concrète—explores the materiality of language through works in the collection from the international concrete poetry movement of the late 1950s and 1960s. Both an art and literary form, conc...

New this Spring: Instruction Request Form!

By Amanda on February 1, 2019

Interested in incorporating the library in your course? Check out the updated instruction page, including the new instruction request form! The library is developing an Instruction and Information Literacy Program dedicated to helping faculty incorporate meaningful information literacy skills and...

Humanities Research Hub: Workshop Series for Graduate Students in the Humanities

By Brian Vetruba on August 29, 2018

This fall, the Libraries will be holding a series of workshops specifically designed for advanced graduate students in the Humanities. These workshops will bring together experts from across the Libraries and WU campus to provide students with strategies and tools for success. Participants will h...

NEW eREFERENCE- Brill’s Medieval Reference Library

By Joy on April 4, 2018

Brill’s Medieval Reference Library: Complete and unabridged online edition of print Brill encyclopedias: Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages, Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage, Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Encyclopedia of Medieval Dress and Textiles of the British Isles c. 450-1450...

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Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon Aims to Improve Content on Women and the Arts

By ksinger on March 8, 2018

In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10 percent of its contributors identify as women. In an effort to improve representation, the international campaign Art+Feminism was established to improve content on women and the arts on Wikipedia, and to encourage women to partic...