The Art Institute of Chicago decorates for the holidays
Congratulations to faculty, students, and staff on the end of the semester, to the Gallery on two beautiful shows this fall, and especially to those who have finished their degrees this December!
If you have a museum ID badge, you likely already know about this great benefit, but we’re spreading the news widely. If you’ll be in New York on January 6, here is a great chance to see the Mauritshuis exhibit sans tourists. From the Frick Collection:
Museum Colleagues Viewing at The Frick Collection
The Frick Collection has arranged for a private viewing time of the special exhibition: “Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Painting from the Mauritshuis” for museum colleagues to be held on Monday, January 6, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will be no charge for your admission with your museum ID badge, and admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. The museum shop will be open that evening, and colleagues receive a 10% discount on all shop purchases. This is a great opportunity to see the exhibition without the crowds!
Finally, here are a few research items that caught our eye this month:
- Like the BGC, the Institute of Fine Arts has a similar Mellon-funded conservation research initiative in progress right now. The big December 7 conservation conference at the IFA was streamed live, and is now available to view online. [NYU]
- The Vatican and the Bodleian libraries have received a grant to help digitize 1.5 million manuscript pages of ancient biblical texts to be made freely available online. [hyperallergic]
- Beginning in 2014, the Smithsonian’s longstanding Archives of American Art Journal is now an even more research-intensive peer-reviewed publication, and they invite submissions for new articles researched using the amazing collections of the AAA. [Archives of American Art]
Happy holidays! The library will reopen January 6, and reference desk service resumes January 21.