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Call for Artists: Spring 2020 Student Art Show

The Stony Brook University Fine Arts Organization is now accepting submissions for the Spring 2020 Student Art Show at Melville Library! Accepted works will be displayed in the North and Central Reading Rooms. Guidelines: Open to undergrad and grad students

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Socially-engaged art project draws crowds to Central Reading Room

Last month, SBU Libraries partnered with Professor Nobuho Nagasawa of the Department of Art to host her socially-engaged art project “Emotional Treasures, Emotional Revelations.” Beginning with a kickoff event on November 11, participants in this project created a small four-fold

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, Central Reading Room

Students in ARH 400 Study the History of Photography in Special Collections

Students in Professor Barbara Frank’s advanced seminar in art history and criticism (ARH 400) visited Special Collections on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 and conducted research using one-of-a-kind, rare primary sources from the Tintypes and Portraits Collection. The collection includes 24 tintype

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EGL 301 Students Explore Literary History in Special Collections

From his original rough draft of a manuscript to the trowel he used for laying bricks, students in Professor Simone Brioni’s EGL 301 class of English majors visited Special Collections on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 and conducted research using one-of-a-kind,

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Books, Comparative Studies, History, Manuscripts, Research, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

Whitman’s Poetic Legacy Celebrated through Art, Music, Literature, and History

On Friday, May 3 students, scholars, and the community gathered at Stony Brook University to explore and celebrate Walt Whitman’s local and global influence, impact, and legacy. The symposium “Starting from Paumanok: Whitman, Long Island, The World” examined Walt Whitman’s

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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

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, Books, Events, Library Outreach, Music, Social Sciences, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight, Writing and Literature

Scarce Editions of “Leaves of Grass” from Special Collections on Exhibit

Two rare editions of Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” from Special Collections are currently on view through September 2 at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook. Featured in the new exhibition “Walt Whitman’s Arcadia:  Long Island Through the Eyes

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives, Writing and Literature

Whitman’s Poetic Legacy Explored and Discussed By Distinguished SBU Poets

On Tuesday, April 2, a standing-room only audience filled the Poetry Center in the Humanities Building for a lively discussion between revered poets and Stony Brook University faculty Rowan Ricardo Phillips and Cornelius Eady. Through highly engaging readings and commentaries,

Posted in About Us, Arts & Humanities, Library Outreach, Manuscripts, Special Collections & University Archives, Writing and Literature

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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Join Us on Tuesday, April 2 at 1pm for “Walt Whitman’s Poetic Legacy”

To kick off National Poetry Month in 2019, join us at Stony Brook University for a poetry reading and discussion examining Walt Whitman’s influence on the poetry and culture of the Americas. Stony Brook University professors and award-winning poets Rowan

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