The MU Libraries Comic Book Club will meet February 13th from 5-6pm in the Engineering Library & Technology Commons room W2001E. All majors and interest levels are welcome.
We will have a short presentation followed by an open discussion on all things comics.
Drop by and tell us what you’re reading, writing, watching and why. Snacks will be provided. Is there a topic you’d like to present or hear more about? Let us know! February’s presentation is “I want to read comics – where do I start?”
Contact Mara Inge at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
An exhibit of local artist Ken Logsdon’s photographs is on display in the Bookmark Cafe on the ground floor of Ellis Library. This exhibit will be on display during the spring semester.
I photograph things that catch my eye. It might be a pattern. It might be a reflection. There might be high contrast. It might be a shadow. It might be the perfect vignette. I love quirky. I have begun doing nature abstracts. I’m hoping the viewer has to look awhile to decide why I shot the photo and what it is; to see a face or a creature. That is why you usually won’t see titles on my photos.
Not represented in this show, I also travel to small towns NOTI (Not on the Interstate) and try to find representations of Americana. I have learned a bit about the current economy by doing so – not in an academic way but observationally.
I post publicly on Facebook as Ken Logsdon https://www.facebook.com/ken.logsdon
Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission
It was a moment that enthralled and inspired: humanity’s first steps on another world. It was the realization of centuries of dreams, and the fulfillment of decades of work. It was the courageous small step into a new age.
Join the Smithsonian and the University Libraries in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission with Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission. Organized by SITES in collaboration with the National Air and Space Museum, and based on a traveling exhibition of the same name, this poster exhibition examines the mission and recognizes the sacrifices and devotion of more than 400,000 people employed in NASA programs who worked through the trials, tragedies and triumphs of the early space program. Featuring seven posters, including a timeline of key events in the early space race, the exhibition will help viewers to look back at this historic mission, and inspire a new generation of scientists, explorers and those who dare to dream. In addition, the exhibit includes related government documents from the University Libraries collection.
This exhibit was created by students enrolled in the Honors College Freshman Colloquium entitled “The Harlem Renaissance in Art, Literature, and Film (Gn. Hon. 2120H) under the guidance of Dr. Elizabeth Hornbeck. Each student selected a book, journal, or other item from the Harlem Renaissance to include in this exhibit and wrote a brief description of their selection. Materials on view include art, illustrations, literature, poetry, journalism, and more. If you can’t make it to Ellis to see the students’ exhibit, check out their class website.
Yes, it’s that time of the semester again. You’re studying, you’re researching, you’re writing, you’re living on coffee and no sleep…but look, a fluffy puff of pure love and joy! These calm, cheerful, trained therapy dogs are here to give you a break and put a smile on your face 🙂
Come to Ellis Library on the main floor by the North Doors / checkout desk. Tentative schedule:
- Sunday, December 8 from 6-9pm
- Monday, December 9 from 6-9pm
- Tuesday, December 10 from 6-9pm
There will also be therapy dogs in the Engineering Library on Monday and Wednesday from 9am to noon and Tuesday from 1-4pm.
Thanks to Ann Gafke’s Teacher’s Pet for coordinating all the dogs and owners who help us de-stress during finals!
The MU Libraries Comic Book Club is having an informational meeting Thursday, November 21st at 5pm at the Engineering Library & Technology Commons room W2001E. Come by and meet cool, interesting people who enjoy comic books and graphic novels as much as you do! You do not have to be an engineering student to participate in Comic Book Club. We welcome all majors and interest levels. Pizza and soda will be provided. Contact Mara Inge at email@example.com if interested.
Creatively Curating Cultures
Ellis Library Colonnade
November and December 2019
The new exhibit “Creatively Curating Cultures” showcases works by undergraduate students who engaged with artmaking and the role of creativity in curatorship practices while enrolled in the Fall 2019 Honors Tutorial GN_HON 1050H “Get Real, Go Places! Let Objects Take You There.” The eight-week course takes as its focus the study of material culture, specifically the opportunities for research that objects and artifacts make possible. Students are introduced to the practice of interpreting, inspecting and writing about objects through regular use of a sketchbook journal and weekly syntheses shared with classmates. The course is taught by Dr. Sarah Buchanan of the iSchool at the University of Missouri (in the College of Education) and by gallery, library, archive and museum professionals based on the Mizzou campus who contribute to the Material Culture Studies Group, established in 2014.
Our student showcase features 17 art objects created by 14 undergraduate students, each based on the class visit to a particular collection on the Columbia campus. Students created weekly syntheses reflecting on curators’ decisions in displaying an object, and a culminating object analysis aligning with students’ future academic interests.
On display here are a clay tablet inscribed in Sumerian cuneiform with the opening line of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, a model of the new Center for Missouri Studies grand staircase, a 3D collage of the career of President Harry S. Truman, a material analysis of a Mongolian Composite Bow in our Grayson Archery Collection, a visual study of polychromy (pigment and color restoration) in ancient sculpture, a photo essay inspired by Vanessa Viruet’s recent “Flagged” exhibition in the Bingham Art Gallery, and a zine narrating the plants along Lowry Mall within Mizzou Botanic Garden, among others. For their contributions to the success of the course we gratefully thank: Catherine Armbrust, Jessica Boldt, Buck’s Ice Cream, Cathy Callaway, Bede Clark, Marie Concannon, Kyla Drozt, John Fifield, Lisa Franko, Danielle Griego, Kelli Hansen, Rachel Harper, Nicole Johnston, Jenna Rozum, Candace Sall, Karlan Seville and Joan Stack. The course will next be offered in Fall 2020 – join us!
Visit Ellis Library immediately after the Homecoming Parade on Saturday, Oct. 12 for refreshments and family activities.The first 100 kids will receive a free mini pumpkin. This event is free and open to the public.
The paintings and drawings by Lisa Brooke currently on display in the library have viewers commenting “I thought they were photos” and as one viewer added, “they look better than photos!”
These must-see artworks are done in acrylic or colored pencil. Each has an authentic look that has much to do with the carefully chosen colors and the exquisite fine detail work. Take a good look at the feathers on the roosters and other birds. Notice the execution of drifted snow, melting snow, the colors of the snow applied to show reflected sunlight and shadows. Find how well the rabbit and quail prey in the pictures blend in with their surroundings, just as in life. In addition to depicting wildlife, Lisa enjoys making portraits of people and of pets.
We are pleased to host this display through the end of January 2020. To see more artworks by Lisa visit her Facebook page “Art by Lisa Brooke”.
To continue the semester-long celebration of its 50th anniversary, University Archives has added a new display to the exhibits in the Ellis Library colonnade. The display Lost MU highlights buildings, walkways, and spaces on campus that no longer exist or have significantly changed over the years.