Poster Art

What do featured databases, themed book displays, and special news exhibits all have in common? Psychology, science, culture, the arts, technology and media. You’re thinking connections to research and teaching in the broad areas of education, psychology, and applied health sciences? Institutional mission … and connections to the Gottesman Libraries Education Program!

To catch the interest of our patrons and highlight the rich resources available via Pocketknowledge, our digital archive, posters that promote library-sponsored events also tap nicely in to the historical art collections of Teachers College. Many of the art works, from which our posters draw inspiration, were beautifully created by students of all ages and nationalities. True, a picture speaks a thousand words, but you also might just click on the italicized title to read “About the work” (for further details on dimension, technique/medium, color, subject matter, special features, source-provenance, author’s nationality, and additional artist information).

All images courtesy of Teachers College, Columbia University.

 

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October Databases: Psychology

I Dreamt That I Was Flying In The Air (circa 1955), by Finn Holst

The Ziegfeld Collection of International Children’s Art

 

 

151102_Databases_219x365November Databases: Science Education

Dr De Soto Drilling Cows Mouth (1982), by William Stieg

Morton Schindel Animation Cels Collection

 

 

151102_exhibitionr3_219x365Everett Cafe: Landing on Mars: A New Book Collection

The Planet Mars (circa 1955), by J. Mathieu

The Ziegfeld Collection of International Children’s Art

 

 

151201_Databases_219x365December Databases: Holidays and Celebrations

Merry Christmas: Detail Of GL00-BB04-FF06-DR03-0132 (n/a, 1904-1922), by Unknown

Students of Arthur Wesley Dow Collection

 

 

151214_Music_219x365Live Music: Festive Collaborations and Gypsy Jazz

Fantasy (1957), by Sybil Rebner

The Ziegfeld Collection of International Children’s Art

 

 

151214_News_219x365News Display: Nutcracker Ballet Premiers in Russia

A Very Merry Christmas: Detail Of GL00-BB04-FF06-DR03-0132 (n/a, 1904-1922), by Unknown

Students of Arthur Wesley Dow Collection

 

 

151221_News_219x365News Display: Winter Solstice

Winter Star (circa 1955), by Roselies Siebert

The Ziegfeld Collection of International Children’s Art

 

 

151214_Exhibition_219x365Everett Café: Sensational Gods: A Winter Book Collection

Ugly And Vindictive: Detail Of GL00-BB04-FF05-DR02-0044 (n/a, 1904-1922), by (First name not known) Burdett

Students of Arthur Wesley Dow Collection

 

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, founder of the arts and education program at Teachers College.

The Morton Schindel Animation Cels Collection contains works used in the creation of the films Here Comes The Cat, Smile for Auntie, Red Riding Hood, Strega NonaWings: The Tale of Two Chickens, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, Goldilocks, and Patrick. They were donated to the Gottesman Libraries by Morton Schindel, founder of Weston Woods Studios and graduate of Teachers College.

The Students of Arthur Wesley Dow Collection comprises 300 works created by Teachers College students studying under Professor Dow in the early 1900’s. Mostly paintings and prints, the works in the Collection clearly illustrate Dow’s theories and approach to art.