Just Look at That Art!

150901_Databases_219x365Happen to see our latest e-board and website ads? Our inspiration draws from the Gottesman Libraries Historical Art Collections, where we incorporate unique pieces by artists, young and old, from all over the world – Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Egypt, New York, and in between.

Click on the italicized title and read “About the work” for further details about each piece (dimension, technique/medium, color, subject matter, special features, source-provenance, author’s nationality, and additional artist information). Also below are a few extra clues illuminating the choice and design of posters for September events in the Gottesman Libraries Education Program:

Hunt Meet (1957), by Juliette Delamere, Ziegfeld Collection of International Children’s Art — for scavengers of information and research, ramped up for graduates.

Trio (circa 1970), by Mervin Jules, Federico Castellon Memorial Print Collection — music for classical strings with our longest running ensemble.

Night Music (circa 1970), by Ada Gabriel, Federico Castellon Memorial Print Collection — it’s hot in Everett … and we’re looking for student musicians!

The Three Wisdoms (1957), by Lim Juan, Ziegfeld Collection of International Children’s Art — you are a bold experimenter with an adventurous, spirit, just like the teacher says! Calling on doctoral students to join our workshop!

Flowers (circa 1955), by Maria Joaquina, Ziegfeld Collection of International Children’s Art — fresh as a daisy, this offering will get you off your feet.

Flowers (circa 1955), by Fawzy Iawfic, Ziegfeld Collection of International Children’s Art — bright is the approach.

Flower Pot (circa 1955), by Ahmed Hassan, Ziegfeld Collection of International Children’s Art — colorful is the tone, with a surprise or two along the way.

Untitled (n/a, 1904-1922), by Unknown, Students of Arthur Wesley Dow Collection — applying the insight of a genius.

The Ziegfeld Collection of International Children’s Art comprises about 350 paintings, drawings, prints and collages made by adolescents aged 10 to 18 from 32 countries across the world. The Collection was originated in the 1950’s by Dr. Edwin Ziegfeld (1905-1983), the creator of the arts and education program at Teachers College.

The Federico Castellon Memorial Print Collection comprises a collection of 78 prints donated to Teachers College by established printmakers throughout the United States under the aegis of the Society of American Graphic Artists.

Three hundred collected works were created by Teachers College students studying under Professor Dow in the early 1900’s. Mostly paintings and prints, the works in the Students of Arthur Wesley Dow Collection clearly illustrate Dow’s theories and approach to art.

Check out additional resources in Pocketknowledge, the social, digital archive of Teachers College, Columbia University, and be sure to create an account if you don’t have one so that you can access everything – full text, images, media, and more collections that reflect the history and development of our institution! See the news feed for new and expanding resources and information about upcoming events.