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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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Ninth Street Women

Six women were speaking as Mary Gabriel gave her Art in Focus lecture last night at the Southampton campus library. Gabriel, the author of Ninth Street Women, was telling the lives of five artists who navigated the exhilarating, exhausting, and

Posted in Art, Southampton

An Accidental Corpse

We kicked off the fall Art in Focus series in Southampton this past Tuesday with a murder mystery. What if you took one of the most iconic accidents in Long Island history and wove it into a larger plot –

Posted in About Us, Art, Southampton

Wild by Nature

We’ve got a new display up in the library highlighting the fascinating diversity of wildlife in and around Shinnecock Bay. From underwater to the skies above, it’s a rich and diverse ecosystem that never ceases to amaze. The photographs in

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Jackson Pollock’s Mural

At our second Art in Focus lecture of the summer, Dr. Elliot Bostwick Davis took us on a journey that included cave paintings, petroglyphs, Arizona landscapes, sand art, the WPA, the Art Student League, and an apartment on East Sixty-First

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Art in Focus Lecture June 5th

We are gearing up for next Tuesday’s lecture on Jackson Pollock’s Mural for Peggy Guggenheim.  If you’re unfamiliar with the back story, we luckily have reference books from the Pollock-Krasner Study Center collection at Southampton to help set the scene.

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Art in Focus: Jack Whitten

The Art in Focus series got off to a great start on Tuesday night with Professor Katy Siegel, Thaw Chair in Modern American Art at Stony Brook University and Senior Programming and Research Curator at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Posted in About Us, Art, Southampton