Art Crawl Draws Enthusiastic Crowd

A large crowd of art enthusiasts attended the Art Crawl yesterday (Sept. 14, 2017). Art Crawls unite Stony Brook University’s galleries through a series of free, guided tours led by expert curators. They are supported by a Presidential Mini-Grant for Department Diversity Initiatives.

 

Art Crawl, Melville Library, September 2017.

Art Crawl, Melville Library, September 2017.

The tour included stops at the Alloway Gallery, the Melville Library, the Zuccaire Gallery, and the Wang Center. SBU Libraries participated in a unique way by producing an original short film and hosting the premier viewing of it. In the film, Helen A. Harrison, Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center gives a brief overview of the history of the studio building used by artists Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner. Pollock and Krasner created most of their famous paintings in the studio and it stands as a testament to the importance of their work. A live question and answer session followed with Helen Harrison. The film and information about the Pollock-Krasner Reference Collection at Southampton Library can be accessed here.

 

 

SAVE THE DATES: 

September 26 at 7pm: Art in Focus series featuring Charles A. Riley, “Art and the Jazz Age” at Southampton Library. Register.

October 10 at 7pm: Art in Focus series featuring Katy Siegel, “The 2017 Biennale” at Southampton Library. Register.

November 3 at 3pm: Art Crawl II: tour the Simons Center, Special Collections of the University Libraries, and Zuccaire Gallery. More details to come. Reception will follow at the Zuccaire Gallery.

Kristen Nyitray

Kristen Nyitray

Associate Librarian; Director, Special Collections and University Archives; and University Archivist at Stony Brook University Libraries
Contact her for research assistance with rare books, collections, historic maps, and SBU history. E-mail: kristen.nyitray@stonybrook.edu.
Kristen Nyitray
Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, Library Outreach, Southampton, Special Collections & University Archives


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