Spring Meeting in Providence – Friday, May 11, 2018

RSVP – Please use this form to RSVP by Monday, May 7, 2018.

Agenda – Full meeting agenda with all details is available here.  Brief agenda below.

ARLIS/NA New England Spring Meeting | Providence, Rhode Island | Friday, May 11, 2018

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. – Tour of DownCity DesignEmily Sellon will be our guide to explain the organization’s work and history.

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. – Break and a 15-minute walk to One Empire Plaza, Room 228 (150 Empire Street).

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Chapter business meeting.

12:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Lunch and a chance to explore a little bit of Providence.  Please see the full agnenda suggested dining options.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Tour of Brown University’s Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts (154 Angell Street), home to the Brown Arts Initiative (BAI).  Chira DelSesto, Associate Director of the BAI, will be our guide for a tour of the building and a discussion of the work and history of the Brown Arts Initiative.

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Walk from the Granoff Center to the David Winton Bell Gallery (located in the Albert and Vera List Art Building, 64 College Street) to view the 33⁰ exhibition.  On the walk over, we will see three of the five large-scale photomurals (mounted on various Brown University buildings) that are part of the exhibition.

2018 ARLIS/NA National Conference Travel Award Winner

The ARLIS/NA New England Chapter is thrilled to announce that the recipient of our 2018 ARLIS/NA National Conference Travel Award is Denise O’Malley! Denise will receive an award of $1,000 toward covering conference expenses. Money for this award is generously donated by ARLIS/NA New England Chapter members.

Denise has been working in public services at the Fine Arts Library, Harvard University, for 11 years and is currently working on her MLS at Simmons. Denise plans to use the award to attend the ARLIS/NA National Conference in New York where she is interested in learning more about expanding notions of access through more dynamic outreach and creating ways of leveraging existing resources. In particular, Denise is very interested in the workshop, From the Margins to the Center: Cultivating a Critical, Reflective, and Radical Practice in Art Librarianship, which would be extremely relevant given the marginalized populations that she work with at the community college where she teaches Art History and where questions of access, place, race, and rights are realities not abstract notions.

Denise’s application was chosen from a very competitive submission pool, which we feel reflects the excellent work being done by art library professionals in New England. Please join us in congratulating Denise!

UPDATED: Apply Now for the ARLIS/NA New England Travel Award!

Do you live in New England?

Are you attending the 2018 ARLIS/NA Annual Conference?

Would you like $1,000 to help defray the cost?

Members of the ARLIS/NA New England Chapter are eligible to apply for a Travel Award. One applicant will receive $1,000 to help cover registration, travel, and lodging expenses.

To be considered, complete the application form by Friday, November 3rd, 2017 Friday, November 10th, 2017. The recipient will be notified no later than Friday, December 17th (early bird conference registration ends on 12/23).

See you in New York!

2017 Seibel Award Winner!

On behalf of the ARLIS/NA New England Chapter Board, I am pleased to announce that Marlan Sigelman is the recipient of this year’s Elmar W. Seibel Scholarship.
Marlan is currently an archival assistant for The Poetry Project in NYC and serves as the events and communications officer for the student chapter of AMIA at Simmons.  Marlan is interested in art librarianship as well as art archives, especially photography/moving image and rare books, and is looking forward to continuing to learn about this field!
The Elmar W. Seibel Scholarship is made possible through the generous donations of New England Chapter members. Awarded in the amount of $500 to one recipient annually, it is intended to support and encourage future art librarians by helping to defray student expenses (tuition, professional development, conference attendance, housing, materials, etc.).
Please join us in congratulating Marlan!

Fall Chapter Meeting at the Clark Art Institute

2017 ARLIS/NA NE & Upstate NY Fall Chapter Meeting 
Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute
Williamstown, MA,
Friday October 13, 2017

9 am – 10 am Refreshments and welcome

10 am – 11 am ARLIS/NA Chapter business meetings (NE and Upstate NY)

11am  – 12:30 Choose one of two gallery tours: looking at prints in the new Print Room with Jay Clarke, Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs; or a walk through the newly installed Decorative Arts galleries with Alexis Goodin, Curatorial Research Associate

12:30 – 2pm Lunch at the Clark’s Cafe 7 with an option to purchase a brown bag lunch and eat al fresco

2 – 4pm View highlights from the Library’s Special Collections. View the permanent collections and stroll the grounds at the Clark

4 – 4:30pm Refreshments and farewell

RSVP by October 2, 2017