Art Department breaks down into three main sectionsArt HistoryStudio Art: Sculpture, painting, drawing, metalsmithing, sculpture and ceramics.Graphic Design- part of studio art but they have a specialized programMaster of Humanities studentsJewish Studies, History, English, Education, etc.
1. Space issues, currently over capacity. Working on mitigating this summer by transferring items to Perry2. Updated the Collection development policy for Art3. New Vendor: WorldWide Books-a. exhibition catalogs, which are important for building our collection on contemporary art.
1. Updating old formats and building our DVD collection2. New Printing policy
1. Designed new Webpage, with support from several people and departments its now up and running2. BLOG: Use the blog to advertise new exhibits and events, and highlight parts of the collectiona. Started the blog in January of last year, and as of this week we had a total of 4,100 page views. b. ummerblog and exhibit series on contemporary art
Digital Image Database (IMDID): Maintained by Nancy Shelton Art Department Visual Resource Curator. It’s an extremely valuable resource with over 5,700 art and art-related images. Students often find images in the IMDID that are not even on ArtStor. Images of the entire Gordon Gallery Collection
Past year Over 1,000 reference desk transactions47 virtual reference transactionsOver 300 consultationsOver 100 students have attended curriculum based instructions
1. Art Department Faculty are highly invested in the Art Library. a. Use Art Library materials in their own research: Art History faculty often call me or stop in with research questionsb. Reserve shelves are usually full with reserve materials.c. Faculty often use Art DVDs in their classroomsd. Art Library maintains a collection of faculty publications
Exhibits: 2 exhibit spaces: One in the Diehn Atrium and one in the Art Library. Often collaborate with Jessica Mirasol on joint exhibitsOne of our most popular exhibits last summer displayed work by students of the Book Arts class last summer.Folk and Outsider Art CollectionNiche collection of materials, we are only one of a handful of libraries that actively collect Self-Taught Art materialsCollection supports the mission of the Baron and Ellin Gordon Gallery, Gordon Gallery Contains 375 folk art works by self-taught artists donated by the Gordons in 2007. Located on Monarch Way across from the police station. The Baron and Ellin Gordon Self-Taught Art Gallery showcases self-taught art and its relation to contemporary art with shows, drawing on the permanent collection and loans to the galleries. Art faculty also tailor classes around the our Self-Taught Art collection including Dr. Wojtowicz’s Intro to the Museum class that is taught in collaboration with curators at the Chrysler Art Museum
Located in Norfolk, VA the Chrysler Museum of Art houses over 35,000 works of art. The Museum was founded in 1933 as the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences. In 1971 Walter P. Chrysler Jr. , son of the founder of the Chrysler Motor Corporation and art collector brought his extensive collection to the Museum which was renamed the Chrysler Museum of Art.
The Library collections of the Chrysler Museum, known as the Jean Outland Chrysler Library in honor or Walter P. Chrysler Jr’s wife Jean, a Norfolk native, came to the Museum with the Chryslers, adding to materials that had been accruing at the NMAS for 40 years. In 1977 the Chryslers purchased the library of Knoedler Galleries in London, adding extremely rare auction and exhibition catalogs to the collection. In 2008, the Library developed it’s first Collections Development Policy, including the above statement of purpose.
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Reading Images:Art Libraries in Norfolk, VAPromoting visual literacy and preserving artinformation at the Hofheimer Art Library andJean Outland Chrysler Library
Elise N. HofheimerArt Library Old Dominion University Libraries
What is our purpose? To support learning, teaching and research in Art History, Studio Art and Art Education
What is in our collection? Over 10,000 volumes on painting, sculpture, drawing, print media, photography, architecture and arts & crafts. Over 30 periodical subscriptions Artist books and exhibition catalogs
What resources do we offer? Audiovisual equipment and Art DVDs Computer workstations, high-resolution scanner and photocopier
Hofheimer Art Library WebsiteHofheimer ArtLibrary Blog
Old Dominion University Art Department Digital Image DatabaseScholarly full-textand image databasesincluding Oxford ArtOnline and ARTstor
What services do we provide? In-depth research consultations Instruction sessions Class tours Online research guides Individual class guides Writing and citation guide
How are faculty involved? The Hofheimer Art Library actively supports faculty research and publication Faculty make recommendations for purchasing and evaluating Kenneth materials Fitzgerald, Graphic Design Greta Pratt in Art in America, Photography Dr. Robert Wojtowicz, Art History
Rotating exhibits featuringHofheimer Art Library materialsand student artwork Specialized collection of Self-Taught & Outsider Art materials, in collaboration with the Baron & Ellin Gordon Art Galleries
The Chrysler has a library? The Jean Outland Chrysler Library is a 112,000+ volume closed stacks art research library collecting materials referencing the fine arts, decorative arts, museology, and related disciplines. The purpose of the Library is to support all scholarly activities of the Chrysler Museum of Art and to enable research related to its collections. The Library serves the staff of the Chrysler Museum and is also open to the public during regular hours Wednesday - Friday 10 – 4:45.
What do we collect? Monographs about 55,000+ fine and decorative art, and related topics. Periodicals, along 24,000+ with access to electronic journals through JSTOR Auction Catalogs 30,000+ Rare books and 2,000+ folios Artist Files 300+ Cubic feet Archival Collections Multiple
What we can help with… Provide research assistance to the Chrysler Museum Staff to assist in the preservation and presentation of the Museum collection. Provide as a primary source of information for the public about the Chrysler Museum Art Collections and history. Preserve collections and items of enduring intrinsic , artistic, and historical value. Assist with general requests about art history, art work, and other topics not related to the Museum Collection.
What makes us unique? Preservation collections and items of enduring intrinsic , artistic, and historical value. The Knoedler Library Myers Family Collections Records of the Chrysler Museum and its antecedents including : The Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. Papers and the Provincetown Museum papers.
Promoting Visual Literacy “Visual Literacy refers to a group of vision-competencies a human being can develop by seeing and at the same time having and integrating other sensory experiences. The development of these competencies is fundamental to normal human learning. When developed, they enable a visually literate person to discriminate and interpret the visible actions, objects, symbols, natural or man- made, that he encounters in his environment. Through the creative use of these competencies, he is able to communicate with others. Through the appreciative use of these competencies, he is able to comprehend and enjoy the masterworks of visual communication.” - John Debes, 1969 International Visual Literacy AssociationArt Libraries provide a variety of unique tools to help with this process. It all starts with looking.