Blog Archives

Symposium and Special Performance: “Starting From Paumanok: Whitman, Long Island, The World” on May 3

Join us on Friday, May 3 at this symposium exploring Walt Whitman’s impact on literature, music, and the visual arts. The event will culminate with a lecture and performance featuring 2018 MacArthur Fellow Matthew Aucoin, composer and writer of the

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Art Crawl Draws Largest Crowd Yet!

On Wednesday, March 27 guests of the Art Crawl experienced an exciting and diverse array of books, photographs, paintings, multi-media installations, sculpture, and student art. Five exhibitions at Stony Brook University were featured at the spring 2019 event, including two

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Special Collections Announces Mary Olmsted Johnson Archive and Exhibition

Special Collections has acquired an important collection of artwork, papers, and artifacts documenting the life and artistry of Mary Olmsted Johnson (1890-1950). It is a trove for researchers studying social realism, art created during the period of the Great Depression

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“Long Road to Freedom” Exhibition: Special Collections at the Long Island Museum

A rare manuscript from Special Collections documenting slavery on Long Island is currently on view through May 27 at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook. Featured in the new exhibition “Long Road to Freedom: Surviving Slavery on Long Island” is

Posted in Africana Studies, Art, Arts & Humanities, History, Manuscripts, Social Sciences, Southampton, Special Collections & University Archives

Rare Long Island Maps from Special Collections Featured at Reboli Center

Rare maps from Special Collections are currently on view through May 5 in the History Gallery at the Reboli Center for Art and History in Stony Brook. The exhibition runs concurrently with On the Road, a selection of paintings by Joseph

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ARH 204 Students Study Rare Books in Special Collections

Professor Karen Lloyd’s ARH 204 class “Arts in the Age of Exploration” visited Special Collections on Thursday, February 14 to learn about the history of printmaking and early illustration techniques. A selection of SBU Libraries’ most rare books were examined,

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SBU Rare Book Featured in Long Island Museum Exhibition

A rare book from Special Collections is currently on loan and on view in the Long Island Museum exhibition “Elias Pelletreau: Long Island Silversmith & Entrepreneur” through December 30, 2018. The exhibition examines and showcases Pelletreau’s unique works of silver

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, History, Library Outreach, Southampton, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

Revisiting the Beat Scene

The Southampton Library wrapped up its fall Art in Focus lecture series with Elena Prohaska Glinn speaking about The Beat Scene (Reel Art Press). This book presents photographs taken by her late husband, Magnum photographer Burt Glinn. The photos capture

Posted in Art, Writing and Literature

Deported: An American Division Exhibit and Panel Discussion

On September 26th, University Libraries welcomed photographer Rachel Woolf and her award winning photos to Central Reading Room.  Nancy Hiemstra, Geographer; Assistant Professor, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Author of Deportation and Detention (forthcoming, 2019); Irma Solis, New York Civil Liberties Union (Suffolk County);

Posted in Art, Central Reading Room, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Events

North Reading Room Student Art Show

Stop by the second floor of North Reading Room in Melville Library to see the new installation of the Fall 2018 Student Art Show: Biosphere.  Art work submitted by the Fine Arts Organization. Thank you to Cici Lampa for organizing

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