by Cristina Favretto, in honor of Marvin Sackner When I first moved to Miami in 2008, I had no contacts amongst local book collectors. Indeed, I didn’t know anyone in South Florida, period! So imagine my surprise and delight when, out of the clear blue tropical sky, came one of the most coveted invitations in library-landia: a personal visit to and a tour of the … Continue reading In Memoriam: Marvin Sackner
Last month, Special Collections had the privilege of hosting Tana Kellner from the Women’s Studio Workshop. Tana brought with her a fantastic selection of artists’ books, or works of art realized in the form of a book, produced by WSW. The beautiful books that we acquired from this visit cover a range of topics including: environmentalism, scientific theory, incarceration, immigration, poetry, and language. The following descriptions … Continue reading This Just In: Acquisitions from the Women’s Studio Workshop
To celebrate the end of the semester, our staff was eager to showcase more exciting items at our Show and Tell meeting, several of which ended up coincidentally relating to the theater. Though the school year has officially ended, we gladly welcome anyone visiting our campus in the summer to check out this month’s featured finds from Special Collections and University Archives (located on Richter’s 8th … Continue reading Exploring the Collections: May Staff Finds
Every month, the librarians and staff at Special Collections and University Archives gather for a “Show and Tell” to present rare and interesting items we have come across on the job. We have decided to expand our audience and showcase these finds in a monthly post. We invite everyone to stop by the 8th floor of the Otto G. Richter Library to take a glance … Continue reading Exploring the Collections: April Staff Finds
by Sarah Block, Library Communications Artist Béatrice Coron, whose cut-paper silhouettes are featured nationally in major museums and airports, inside subway trains, and even on the fashion catwalk, discussed her work at University of Miami Libraries Special Collections, where some of her celebrated literary collaborations are housed. Coron, who gave a TED Talk in 2011 about creativity, laughingly admitted at the March 11 event, “Cross … Continue reading Béatrice Coron Sculpts Stories with Paper and Passion
Are you wondering about the background image on The Mosaic banner? It was inspired by a page in one of our favorite artists’ books, Venus: Booklyn Artists Alliance, the collective group of artists that created this book, describes Venus as a, “one-of-a-kind artist’s book made from Korean mulberry and cellulose paper, acrylic paints, pencil, walnut ink, Japanese black ink, human blood, turmeric and cayenne pigment … Continue reading What is the inspiration for our newsletter banner?