Los Angeles Art Show: January 14-18, 2015

Los Angeles Art Show, 2014It’s that time of year again to mark your calendars for the Annual Los Angeles Art Show! This year’s show will be held January 14-28, 2015 at the LA Convention Center, South Hall J and K. This mark’s the Art Show’s 20th Anniversary and they’ve both added dates and scaled down the experience to two distinct sections: “Modern & Contemporary” and “Historic & Traditional Contemporary”. Click here for more information about the show and check out their blog for the latest news.

Places Journal launches new website

Plaza, Mental Health Building, Boston. [Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Paul Rudolph Archive]Places Journal, dedicated to public scholarship on architecture, landscape and urbanism, has a new responsive website. Browsing the Explore Places tab yields sections grouped by columnists or keywords such as Reputations, California, Ecology, Sustainability, Critical Practice and many others.

h/t SAH

Sistine Chapel rented for corporate event

Michelangelo Buonarroti, Sistine Chapel, view toward altar, 1508-1512/1533-1541, Vatican Palace, Vatican City

Yes, you read that right. The Sistine Chapel can be rented out for select corporate charity events as a part of Pope Francis’ “Art for Charity” initiative. The first takers: Porsche. On Saturday, October 18, 2014, forty of the car maker’s enthusiasts paid $5,900 per head to be among the first group of people treated to a private tour of and concert in one of the world’s most identifiable spaces.

via CNNMoney and Vatican Radio

Open Access Program coming to Davidson Library

Open Access Week — October  20-30 — is an annual global event, promoting open access as a new norm in research and scholarship and to raise awareness of trends in scholarly communication and publishing. The program at UCSB will include these events:

  • Generation Open Webcast & Pizza Party, Monday, October 20, 12pm
    • Graduate students are invited to kick-off Open Access Week
  • What’s the Big Deal?: Journal Pricing Secrets Exposed, Tuesday, October 21, 5pm
    • UCSB economist Ted Bergstrom discusses the results of his recently published study revealing price discrimination practiced by commercial and nonprofit journal publishers and the impact of these practices on library collection budgets and researchers’ access to scholarship
  • Altmetrics: New Ways to Evaluate for a New Publishing Environment, Monday, October 27, 4pm
    • Chuck Huber, Chemistry and Scholarly Communication Librarian, introduces altmetrics, which are new tools for measurement ranging from article downloads to citations in social media to references in new media
  • Survival of the Fittest: The Brave New World of Scholarly Publishing, Thursday, October 30, 4pm
    • UCSB journal editors discuss the challenges they face in scholarly publishing, relations with publishers, open access publishing, and more

All events will be held in the Library’s Mary Cheadle Room.

There will also be Information Tables set up at the Coral Tree and Courtyard Cafés, October 21-23 between 12:30-1:30pm. Don’t forget to pick up an Open Access Week sticker!

Screening of “Art & Craft” on Oct. 15

art-and-craft-movie-posterArt and Craft is a documentary about prolific art forger Mark Landis, an odd duck in the world of forgery as he is not in it for the money.

The film screens on Wed., Oct. 15 only,  at 5:00 and 7:30pm at the Plaza de Oro cinema (map).  Read about the film here, and the NY Times review here.

Images of Africa exhibition now at UCSB Library Special Collections

Images of Africa, UCSB Davidson Library Special Collections (September 2014-January 2015)Images of Africa, curated by David C. Tambo (retired Head of Special Collections) and Edward Fields (Special Collections Reading Room Manager and IS Supervisor), is on view in Davidson Library’s Special Collections (Third Floor) through January 2015. The exhibition showcases maps from as early as the 17th century, photograph collections dating to the latter 19th century, and numerous personal and printed materials.

Also: Save the Date, November 6th to be exact, for a public reception of the exhibition from 5:00 – 7:00 pm in Library’s Mary Cheadle Room (3rd Floor), where DJ Jon Ward will be spinning a selection of African 78s. For more information on Jon Ward’s collection of African vinyl, visit his website.

Nationalmuseum, Stockholm launches free digital journal

The Art Bulletin of Nationalmuseum, Stockholm Cover, Art Bulletin of Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Volume 20is now a digital-only journal and available to download and read free of charge. The academic journal, with articles relating to Nationalmuseum’s collections, will now be accessible through the DiVA portal and the museum’s own website.

via Artdaily

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