Graphic Notation Exhibit in Crouch August-September

August 7th, 2014

We are displaying scores involving graphic notation in Crouch’s case August through September (Moody Library 3rd Floor).

Here is a list of the scores in the display case:

  1. Coloring-book for the harpist (1972) by Yehuda Yannay
  2. Quartet no. 3 for strings and electronic tape (1971) by Leon Kirchner
  3. Projection 1 for solo cello (1962) by Mortan Feldman
  4. Fur Music (c. 1971) by Nelson Howe in “Source: music of the avante garde”
  5. Seasons for 4 or 2 percussion players and tape (1988) by Tōru Takemitsu
  6. Studies for trumpet and computer (1975) by Dexter Morrill
  7. Aria for voice (1960) by John Cage
  8. Symphony No.48 (1969) by Dick Higgins
  9. Paths 2 for solo percussion (1970) by Jack McKenzie
  10. December 1952 (1952) by Earle Brown
  11. Pacific Sirens for tape with timpani + (1992) by Robert Erickson
  12. Treatise (1963-1970) by Cornelius Cardew
  13. Liaisons for vibraphone (c. 1961) by Roman Haubenstock-Ramati
  14. Telemusik No. 20 for electronics (1969) by Karlheinz Stockhausen
  15. Imagery for marimba (c.1970) by Minao Shibata

New iMacs in the META lab!

June 6th, 2014

We have brand new, lightening-fast iMacs in the META lab! Go to the Crouch website for more information about software installed on these new machines.

 metalab-2014-700x394


new iMacs!

April 22nd, 2014

new-imacs

3 new iMacs have replaced the mac mini’s near the Crouch Circulation Desk.

The biggest news is that all three iMacs have most of the same software available in the META lab a few feet away (they will not have Pyware) INCLUDING MIDI keyboards for use with programs like Finale and GarageBand.

… the iMacs in the META lab will be upgraded very soon as well :)!

 


Exhibit Case Arrives

August 26th, 2013

We have another new piece of equipment to crow about!  This beautiful, museum-quality exhibit case that has been provided through the generosity of the Baylor University Women’s Association of Houston.

We will use this case, which has a much taller display area than the old one, to display treasures from our Special Collections and works of visual art.  What would you like to see?  Suggestions are welcome.

new CFAL exhibit case


New CD Shelving Unit

August 1st, 2013

The CFAL staff is excited about receiving this new compact shelving unit.  We have some of these for videos, but this is the first for CDs.  It will provide some much-needed growth space for our ever-expanding collection of recordings.  Over the next few days, we will be moving and reconfiguring the entire CD collection, but should still be able to retrieve any that you request.

new compact shelving for CDs


Come get lost in the book of Kells….

July 14th, 2013

 

Mari Eckstein Gower’s beguiling creation Lost in the Book of Kells graces the Crouch Fine Arts display case through the remainder of summer 2013. Drawing inspiration from the original Book of Kells (8th century illuminated manuscript), Gower fascinates with intricate patterns, imaginative creatures and poetic verse.


New Electronic Resource!

June 22nd, 2013

Art and Architecture in Video provides a collection of documentaries and interviews illustrating the history, theory and practice of art, design and architecture. Find it under the E-resources tab from the Baylor Libraries homepage.

http://www.baylor.edu/lib/

 


ARTstor Travel Awards!!

April 21st, 2013

The ARTstor Travel Awards are back and they are now open to undergraduate students! This year the theme is cities: their histories and development, their depictions in art and documentation, their architecture, their ruins, their governments, their peoples, their myths.

Create an ARTstor image group or groups and a single essay of 500 words or less that creatively introduces us to a city or cities we did not know or reveals an intriguing aspect of the cities we do know. Five winners— college and graduate students, scholars, curators, educators, and librarians in any field—will receive $1,500 each to help support travel-related educational and scholarly activities. Winning essays and other selected submissions will be published on the ARTstor Blog, ARTstor website, and via our social media channels. Deadline: Friday, May 17.


Julie Chen’s selected works on display

March 24th, 2013

Several items from the Artist Book Special Collection will be on display in the Crouch Fine Arts Library on a rotating basis during the remainder of the Spring 2013 Semester. Come by to see these interesting creations and have an opportunity to experience them personally on Sundays at 3 pm by appointment.


Book Artists at Baylor!

March 17th, 2013

Libraries Host Book Artists’ Lecture

Book artists, Peter and Donna Thomas, will speak in the Allbritton Foyer of Moody Library on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Their lecture is entitled “The Future of the Physical Book in the Digital Age,” and will discuss the book as a work of art.

Peter and Donna Thomas travel around the country in their very own gypsy wagon, giving lectures and workshops on papermaking, book arts and more. They plan to park their wagon outside of Moody Library during the afternoon of the lecture to allow for questions and individual interaction.

Both Peter and Donna Thomas are natives of California and currently reside in Santa Cruz, California. They established their first private printing press in 1976 with a goal to “create books in the tradition of the great private presses: limited editions, made of the finest materials and produced with the highest standards of quality.”

Today they travel all over the United States and abroad lecturing about the art of book making, including participating in countless renaissance fairs and exhibitions.

The Thomases hope to reach a diverse academic audience while speaking on Baylor’s campus and invite students and faculty to join them for their discussion.

More information on the Thomases can be found at their website. For questions about the event, please contact mktcommitslib@baylor.edu.