Excerpt about the collections:
The Thomas J. Watson Library is a world-renowned research collection with over 900,000 volumes. It is The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s central research library, and its mission is to support the research activities of the Museum staff; in addition, it serves an international community of scholars. Holdings reflect the Museum’s encyclopedic collections, with emphasis on European and American art, architecture, and decorative arts, ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek and Roman, Asian, and Islamic art, as well as an extensive collection of clippings and other ephemera relating to the Museum’s history.
The primary mission of the Watson Library Digitization Initiative is to expand access to the Library’s rare and unique materials by developing, supporting, and promoting a distinctive digital collection of these items.
The initiative will target materials that fall outside the parameters of other major digitization efforts, such as Google Books or the Internet Archive, and make them accessible to support the scholarly endeavors of Metropolitan Museum of Art staff and an international community of researchers.
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I’ve pointed out before that Stan and I love the look and feel of the Art Deco period. We collect many things from the period and it influences many things about our house and the furnishings. One day I got it into my head that I wanted to create an Art Deco inspired piece for our family room. I knew I wanted it to be geometric, to be somewhat reflective, and I knew I also wanted to use acrylic skins for parts of it. After working on it for over a year off and on it is finally done. I’m calling this painting “Building Veiled Geometry.” Continue reading “#ArtDeco Inspired #Geometric #Acrylic #Painting”
So happy to be a part of this community artist/poet project.
Omer T. Lassonde: New Hampshire Modernist
Opening Reception April5, 5-8PM
In 1947 journalist Ben Bradlee declared Omer T. Lassonde (1903-1980) one of”American’s Great Painters” — the person who had “done more than any man living to put New Hampshire on the map artistically.” Lassonde “never settled into one artistic school” he noted, “but experimented successfully with expressionism, realism, cubism, and abstractionism.” Born in Concord, NH of French-Canadian stock, Lassonde had solid academic training, early gallery success, administered the WPA Arts Program in New Hampshire during the Great Depression, and was a key figure in founding the New Hampshire Art Association in 1940. An ability to paint in any style, a firm love of color, and modernist sensibility helped make him a prominent figure in New England art.
NH Art Association Opening Reception in the Academy Gallery Balcony, 5-8PM