Posts tagged "Art"

For the Love of Making Books, Serving Our Book Arts Community During The Pandemic

In March of 2020, COVID 19 brought the world to a halt leading to drastic changes in our everyday lives. While health concerns were at the forefront of the entire world, library staff sought ways in which to continue serving our constituents and engage with our local community. One bright spot in this transitional period was the shift to online book arts programming facilitated by University of Michigan Library’s Jamie Vander Broek. In the summer of 2020, the Book Arts Studio began developing a...

I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira

Cover of I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira

I Always Loved You is a beautifully-written historical novel about the American Impressionist artist Mary Cassatt and her complex relationship with Edgar Degas in Paris in the late 19th century. She suffers from self-doubt and receives devastating reviews from the critics before her art finally gains recognition.

Rodin's Lover by Heather Webb

Cover of Rodin's Lover by Heather Webb

Rodin's Lover is a biographical novel about Camille Claudel, an amazingly talented female sculptor in late 19th century Paris. She becomes the lover of Auguste Rodin and inspires his work, but her frustration at his inability to commit to her leads her to break off the relationship. After their breakup, she creates some of her most innovative work.

Born to Be Posthumous

Born to Be Posthumous Cover

Mark Dery's "Born to be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey" provides a detailed look at the life and works of author/illustrator Edward Gorey.

Art and Gaming Symposium

In just a couple of short weeks, the CVGA will be involved in an Art & Gaming Symposium, which will bring together academics, game makers, and game players to discuss the role of art in gaming. How is art reflected in games? How does one create art through games? How do we view games as art? These questions will be explored through speakers, panels and discussion in a one-day symposium on Saturday, April 7, 2018, on the campus of the University of Michigan & the Ann Arbor District...

Call for Submissions: UpstART 200

The [Paper] Cube by Stephanie Schouman

Have the University’s incredible collections inspired you to make creative work? The UpstART 200 archive is composed of examples from our art, design and architecture collections, holdings and history here at the University of Michigan. The project is now seeking submissions of work by students and alumni that respond to or reflect on the items in the archive.

This Week in the Shapiro Lobby: April 3 - April 9, 2017

Hands reaching up with the text "Humanize the Numbers presented by the Prison Creative Arts Project" above the hands

This week in the Shapiro Lobby we are featuring the exhibit "Humanize the Numbers" designed by LSA students in the course RC Arts 385 as part of the Prison Creative Arts Project. We will also be hosting our first ever student facilitated workshop on the hazards and benefits of social media as well as donation bins for Smashathon, the Quito Project, and Textbooks for Change.

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