What About That Poster!

| March 13, 2018

It’s said that folk commonly spend about 3 short seconds looking at a poster or e-board, given they are usually en route to class or the coffee shop, with no particular reason to situate themselves beside a stand or under a flashing screen. Posters are designed to announce news and events in a smart and appealing way, making their presence all the more important; they are transient, but informative — needing to attract attention to influence good choices and the shape of program planning! For this reason, we often look to the Gottesman Libraries Historical Art Collections to inspire and educate, not only about upcoming offerings, but the wonderful resources that tell rich stories about faculty and student work at Teachers College, and beyond.

Created since the start of the academic year, below are posters that draw upon the art held at the Gottesman Libraries. Click on the links, and you’ll be taken to news announcements and inspirational entries in the Pocketknowledge Viewer, which allows you to see art works in a slide format, in different sizes, and with notes about the about the work (dimension, medium, color, subject matter, special features, provenance, value, and viewing information). You also can more generally browse, by clicking on the name of the collection — which directs you to full entry in Pocketknowledge, the digital archive of Teachers College.

With thanks, all images are courtesy of Teachers College, Columbia University.

170904_Orientation_219x365Gottesman Libraries Orientations

Hands Extended In Friendship (1967), by Bilha Alon

Passow Collection of Israeli Children’s Peace Art

 

 

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Gottesman Libraries Orientations

Sylvester Dancing With Magic Pebble (1987), by William Steig

Morton Schindel Animation Cels Collection

 

 

170904_InternationalRev_219x365Orientation and Tour for International Students

Detail Of GL00-SB04-FC00-0042 (n/a, 1904-1922), by Unknown

Students of Arthur Wesley Dow Collection

 

 

170904_Doctoral_219x365Orientation for Doctoral Students

Fish Rescues Mouse (1989), by Vladimir Vagin

Morton Schindel Animation Cels Collection

 

 

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September Library Tours

Flowers (1956), by Muchin Sergej

Ziegfeld Collection of International Children’s Art

 

 

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September Library Tours

Plants And Flowers (1956), by Roland Br[u]ndle

Ziegfeld Collection of International Children’s Art

 

 

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September Library Tours

Flowers (circa 1955), by Mostafa Abdel-Ghany

Ziegfeld Collection of International Children’s Art

 

 

3300_Ad_Student_Research__Guest Talk: Student Research Panel and Presentation: Center for African Education

Africa (circa 1955), by Unknown

Ziegfeld Collection of International Children’s Art

 

 

171201_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

 

 

220_Ad_Introduction_to_theWorkshop: Introduction to the Job Market and Dossiers

Detail Of GL00-BB04-FF05-DR04-0064 (n/a, 1904-1922), by Unknown

Students of Arthur Wesley Dow Collection

 

 

171002_Workshop_219x365Workshop: Dossier Materials: CVs

Untitled: Detail Of GL00-BB04-FF06-DR03-0128 (n/a, 1904 – 1922), by Unknown

Students of Arthur Wesley Dow Collection

 

 

171127_Workshop_219x365Workshop: Uncovering History: Archival Research

Teachers College main building. Mounted picture, clipped from newspaper, dated New York, March 2, 1895. 1. The college building 2. Kindergarten 3. Physical laboratory 4. Geological laboratory 5. Chemical laboratory 6. Art studio 7. Machine shop 8. Woodwork (1895), by Unknown

Historical Photographs of Teachers College

 

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Russell Hall. Tower As Seen From The Grove. Includes Part Of Teachers College Main Building. (Date Not Known) (n/a, 1900-1950), by Photographer: Unknown

Historical Photographs of Teachers College

 

171030_News_219x365News Display: Mary Swartz Rose Is Born

Portrait of Mary Rose Swartz, by Ivan Olinsky, 1936

Teachers College Historical Portraiture

 

 

171113_News_219x365News Display: Founders Day at Teachers College

Teachers College Main Building. From The Southeast. (Ca. 1894) (1894), by Photographer: Unknown

Historical Photographs of Teachers College

 

 

171120_News_219x365News Display: William Heard Kilpatrick Is Born

Portrait of William Heard Kilpatrick, Teachers College faculty (n/a, 1900-1950), by Unknown

Historical Photographs of Teachers College

 

 

180326_News_219x365News Display: Patty Smith Hill Is Born

Portrait of Patty Smith Hill, by Eric Maunsbach, 1935.

Teachers College Historical Portraiture

 

 

180305_Exhibit_219x365Exhibit: The Art of Living

Dodge Hall. First Laundry Classroom Before 1910. Teachers College. (Date Not Known) (n/a, 1900-1950), by Photographer: Ambrose Fowler

Historical Photographs of Teachers College

 

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April Staff Picks: From the Classroom to the Streets: 50 Years of School-Based Activism

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Demonstration (1930), by Olga Ipotova

Ukrainian Children’s Art Collection

 

 

 

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Historical Photographs of Teachers College comprises 450 photographs, taken by A. Fowler and others, that document the architectural growth of the College and the academic and social life of its members over a century. They date from the late 1890’s through the 1980’s.

Historical Portraiture of Teachers College comprises restored oil paintings on canvas of Teachers College faculty and other signifiant figures, including Florence Nightingale. The paintings were commissioned by Teachers College over a period of 50 years, beginning in the mid 1920s, to a variety of influential artists, among them Wayman Adams, Frederick Rocher, Louise Charlotte Blass, and Everett Raymond Kunstler.

The Morton Schindel Animation Cels Colletion contains works that have been used in the creation of the films Here Comes The Cat, Smile for Auntie, Red Riding Hood, Strega Nona,Wings: 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 Passow Collection of Israeli Children’s Peace Art contains children’s art work from the late 1960’s which Professor A. Harry Passow collected on his travels and work abroad and later donated to the Gottesman Libraries.

The Students of Arthur Wesley Dow Collection comprises 300 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 Collection clearly illustrate Dow’s theories and approach to art.

The Ukrainian Children’s Art Collection consists of 26 original works by Ukrainian students, and was first exhibited in New York in the late 1930’s. The works were created by art students aged 8-13, and were typical in their socialist content as well as form. They illustrate principles of both art education and civic training, and provide a unique view into Soviet education of the 1930’s.

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.