Avery Library Events


UPCOMING EVENTS


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November 2, 2015  3:00 - 9:00 pm

Celebrating Avery's 125th Anniversary: highlights from the permanent collections
Curators: Carole Ann Fabian, Janet Parks, Teresa Harris
Exhibit & reception: Avery Library reading rooms


Past Events


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Archiving Practice

Sponsored by Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library and the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation (GSAPP)

April 17, 2015 noon - 2:00 pm
Ware Lounge, Avery Hall

Digital design raises many questions for the archive. How can designers best preserve a record of their iterative work, and how should archivists acquire and shape legacies of contemporary practice? Some firms archive in ad hoc or idiosyncratic fashions, while others forge relationships with institutional partners. This conversation led by GSAPP and the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library brings these questions and strategies to the fore. It is grounded in work by the Society of American Archivists, Yale University Library, and the firm MOS to explore ways to institute archival standards and practices into office culture today.

Speakers:

Carole Ann Fabian, Director, Avery Library

Suzanne Noruschat, Architecture Records Archivist, Yale University Libraries

Aliza Leventhal, Corporate Librarian and Archivist, Sasaki Architects

Hilary Sample, Architect & Associate Professor (GSAPP)

David Benjamin, Principal The Living and Assistant Professor (GSAPP)

 

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OBJECT-CENTERED LEARNING:
Experiencing the Authentic in a Digital Age

Symposium sponsored by Art Properties, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University Libraries

February 17, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Butler Library, Room 523
Columbia University
535 W. 114th St., New York, NY

An engaging discussion of how close interactions with art works and cultural artifacts enhance classroom teaching across the disciplines, where digital presentation is often the norm. If you are in town for College Art Association’s annual conference in New York City, be sure to stay a few days longer and attend this free symposium, open to the public at Columbia University.

Speakers include:

Deborah Cullen, Director and Chief Curator
Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University
The Object in the Gallery: Teachable Moments in and along the Way

Roberto C. Ferrari, Curator of Art Properties
Avery Library, Columbia University
Buddhas, Bronzes, Ceramics, and a Cradleboard: Columbia’s Art Collections in the Classroom

Senta German, Andrew M. Mellon Foundation Teaching Curator
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford
Teaching and Learning at the First University Museum: The University Engagement Programme of the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology at the University of Oxford

Michele D. Marincola, Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor of Conservation
Institute of Fine Arts Conservation Center, New York University
Partnering with Conservators for Object-Based Study and Learning

Avinoam Shalem, Riggio Professor of the History of the Arts of Islam
Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University
What Do Objects Want?

 

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Celebrating the Arthur Rothstein Photograph Collection at Avery

October 28, 2014 6:30-8:00 pm
Speaker: Noam Elcott
Exhibition & Lecture with reception following
Avery Library Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Center for the Study of Art and Architecture
Sponsored by Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library and Avery Friends

Columbia Libraries press release

Rothstein Collection Finding aid

 

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Sylvan Cemetery: Architecture, Art & Landscape at Woodlawn

October 25, 2014 1:00-6:00 pm
Speakers: Susan Olsen, Charles D. Warren, Andrew Dolkart, Alice Frelinghuysen, Janet Parks
Symposium with reception following
Schermerhorn Hall & Wallach Art Gallery
Sponsored by:
Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, The Woodlawn Conservancy, and the Wallach Art Gallery

Exhibition website

Symposium Program

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Piranesi Day 2014

Avery's annual exhibition of prints, drawings, and books by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) was held this year on Thursday, October 2, from 4:00pm-5:30pm. It combined favorites like the rare first and second states of the Carceri series with a selection of highlights of his most important publications. Held in the Wallach Seminar Room, this event was organized to coincide with GSAPP professor Mary McLeod's survey on the History of Architecture.

Photos from the Exhibition

 

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ICAM 17: International Confederation of Architecture Museums Conference

Sept. 21-28
Sponsored by: Canadian Centre for Architecture, The Museum of Modern Art, and Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library

Program details



 

 

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Architecture & Diplomacy

September 9, 6:00-8:00 pm

Program details
Keynote speakers: Jane Loeffler, Architectural historian, author of "The Architecture of Diplomacy"
Jean-Louis Cohen. Professor of History of Architecture, New York University
Panel moderator: Victoria Phillips, Lecturer in History, Columbia University

Panelists:
Amale Andraos, Dean, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University
Kadambari Baxi, Professor of Professional Practice in Architecture, Barnard College
Casey Jones, Deputy Director, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations
Craig Konyk, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University
Jorge Otero-Pailos, Associate Professor of Historic Preservation, Columbia University

Symposium with reception following
East Gallery, Buell Hall
Co-Sponsored by:
Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University and the Blinken European Institute

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Sylvan Cemetery: Architecture, Art & Landscape at Woodlawn


September 5, 6:30-8:00 pm
Exhibition opening reception
Wallach Art Gallery and The Stronach Center
Schermerhorn Hall , 8th floor
Sponsored by: The Woodlawn Conservancy and The Wallach Art Gallery

Exhibition website

Image Credit: François Lecoy. Méthode simple et facile pour lever les plans, suivie d’un traité dunivellement et d’un abrégé des règles du lavis … (Paris: Duponcet, 1805).

Display of Recent Acquisitions 2014


May 19, 2014  3:00-8:00 PM
Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library
Sponsored by Avery Friends & the Friends of the Columbia University Libraries

Blog entry

Photos from the exhibition

Image Credit: François Lecoy. Méthode simple et facile pour lever les plans, suivie d’un traité dunivellement et d’un abrégé des règles du lavis … (Paris: Duponcet, 1805).

 

Frederick C. Robie residence, 1909. Courtesty of The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York)

Frank Lloyd Wright and The New Deal

May 9, 2014 6:00PM
Bartos Theater, The Museum of Modern Art

Co-sponsored with Columbia University's Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture
Speaker: Professor Ira Katznelson

 

Image Credit: Frederick C. Robie residence, 1909. Courtesy of The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York)

Guast photo panelists Image credit: Jonathan Alger

Guastavino's Palaces for the People: from archive to exhibition

April 11, 2014  Noon-2:00 PM
Butler Library, rm. 523

The speakers discussed the history of the Guastavino archive, from its last-minute discovery and rescue by Columbia University professor George R. Collins to the creation and design of the exhibition, Palaces for the People.

John Ochsendorf, MIT
    The Guastavino Company and the exhibition, Palaces for the People
Janet Parks, Avery Library, Columbia University
    The Guastavino Archive: from acquisition to exhibition
 Chysanthe Broikos, National Building Museum
    Nature of Architectural Exhibitions
 Daniel Fouad, C&G Design
   Designing for architectural exhibition

 

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15 MINUTES
Andy Warhol’s Photographic Legacy

Friday, April 4, 2014, 4:30 pm – 8 pm

One-Day Exhibition of Works from Art Properties, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, and Public Program Sponsored by the School of the Arts, The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, and the Department of Art History & Archaeology, in conjunction with The Brant Foundation Art Study Center

Art Properties page on exhibition

Exhibition website

Image credit: Roberto Ferrari

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Practice post-50: Edgar Tafel in New York

 

Co-presented by AIA-NY at Edgar A. Tafel Hall
January 23, 2014   6:00 PM
Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place


Website

OCULUS review

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Selections: Avery Special Collections

Avery welcomed members of the Sir John Soane's Museum Foundation to a display of Selections: Avery Special Collections.

The October 30th evening exhibit and reception showcased highlights from Avery Classics (rare books) and Avery Drawings & Archives. The program included remarks by Carole Ann Fabian (Director) and Curators Carolyn Yerkes and Janet Parks.

 

Photos from the Exhibition
 

Frank Lloyd Wright and His Taliesin Letters

"Frank Lloyd Wright and His Taliesin Letters"


On October 8, 2013, Avery Library hosted a lecture by Anthony Alofsin, Roland Roessner Centennial Professor in Architecture, Professor of Art and Art History, The University of Texas at Austin.

 


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Piranesi Day 2013

Avery's annual exhibition of prints, drawings, and books by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) was held this year on Thursday, September 26, from 4:00pm-5:30pm. It combined favorites like the rare first and second states of the Carceri series with a selection of highlights on this year's special theme: infrastructure. Held in the Wallach Seminar Room and in the Drawings and Archives reading room, this event was organized to coincide with GSAPP professor Mary McLeod's survey on the History of Architecture.

Photos from the Exhibition

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Avery Library New Acquisitions Event 2013

On Monday May 20, 2013, Avery Library hosted our annual Recent Acquisitions event. Featured were a selection of works by Frank Lloyd Wright, Hugh Ferriss, John Russell Pope and others.

Sponsored by Avery Friends & the Friends of the Columbia University Libraries.

 

Photos from the Exhibition


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Celebrate: Avery Hall at 100 !!!

Graduate School  of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Columbia University
November 10, 2012

November 10, 2012 marked the first day of Avery Hall’s second century. Designed by the legendary architecture firm McKim, Mead, and White, Avery Hall is home to the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) and the renowned Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library. Together, the School and the Library support a culture of innovation and discovery of the ever dynamic fields of architectural practice and research. GSAPP and Avery Library hosted a symposium, exhibition and celebratory reception to honor Avery Hall’s storied history with remarks by faculty, scholars and staff who’ve participated in the life of the building throughout its hundred-year history.

Event website

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Piranesi Day 2012

On Thursday, September 27, Avery Classics hosted its annual Piranesi Day event, a one-day exhibition that celebrates Avery's spectacular collection of works by the architect-etcher Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778). Held in conjunction with GSAPP professor Mary McLeod's History of Architecture lecture course, Piranesi Day is an opportunity to share highlights from this collection with students, faculty, and staff.

This year's display, which was exhibited in the Wallach Seminar Room and in the Drawings and Archives reading room, included first- and second-state examples from the Carceri series of etchings, presentation drawings of Piranesi's project for San Giovanni in Laterano, the monumental prints of the Columns of Trajan and Marcus Aurelius, and many bound volumes of prints, among other highlights.

 

Photos from the Exhibition


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Avery Library New Acquisitions Event 2012

This one-night only exhibit featured a selection of highlights acquired this year in each of Avery’s collections: Avery Classics (rare books), Drawings & Archives, Art Properties, and Avery’s research collections in art and architecture.

Photos from the Exhibition


Felix Candela Symposium

Felix Candela Symposium Feb. 11, 2012

In conjunction with the exhibition Felix Candela, the Wallach Art Gallery and the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library present a symposium on his life and work. 


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Avery Library New Acquisitions Event 2011

Amidst treasures from across Avery’s collections, selections from Avery Classics included items from the Herbert Mitchell bequest, early to mid-20th century works on city planning and the modern housing movement in Europe and Latin America,  contemporary artist books on architectural subjects, and an extraordinary display of Japanese architecture and design from the interwar period.

Photos from the Exhibition


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Avery Library New Acquisitions Event 2010

 

Photos from the Exhibition


Avery Library New Acquisitions Event 2009

Avery Library New Acquisitions Event 2009

 

 

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