2016 Library Recap

It was another busy year in the Phillips Library.  The reading room saw a significant uptick in patron visits, we participated in a variety of exhibits and programs at the museum, and made some exciting changes to our online catalog.  We’ve also rolled out a new social media platform (Instagram here we come!) and had some guest contributors revealing fascinating wedges of our collections here on the blog.  Indulge us as we take a look back… Read more

Launching on Google

Rachel Thompson

A peek at Catastrophe and Creation: Modern Indian Painting after 1947 at as seen online with Google Arts & Culture.

Growing up in a small west Texas town, I didn’t have the opportunity to visit many art museums — especially not those with extensive, impressive collections, located on the East and West Coasts. Instead, I visited their websites. My first art history lessons took place on the Internet. Read more

The Magic of Winter

jessica jones

Literary Snowflakes

“There is snow in yonder cold gray sky of the morning, and through the partially-frosted window-panes I love to watch the gradual beginnings of the storm.”

Nathaniel Hawthorne, Snowflakes

A few days before heading out to see my family for Thanksgiving this year, it snowed. Of course, saying it “snowed” might be a bit of a misnomer. After 2015′s snowpocalypse, it was really more of a light dusting. Despite this, the snow was magical nonetheless.

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