Cutaway: Drawing the Architectural Section

Cutaway: Drawing the Architectural Section Curator: Teresa Harris March 14, 2016 – June 17, 2016 Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm By the early sixteenth century, architects had established conventions for depicting the most important aspects of buildings, namely their elevations, plans, and sections. These conventions have continued to the present day, although computer-aided drafting and […]

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Conservation Partnership: Art Properties and IFA Conservation Center

In Fall 2013, Art Properties began a program with the NYU Institute of Fine Arts Conservation Center to loan objects from Columbia’s art collection to the IFA CC so that students could benefit from object-centered learning. The IFA CC offers graduate degrees to students interested in the technical study and preservation of art and cultural […]

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Avery Art Properties at the Norton Museum of Art

Art Properties has loaned six paintings by Florine Stettheimer and a drawing by Marguerite Zorach to the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida, for their current exhibition O’Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, Zorach: Women Modernists in New York. This exhibition considers the art and careers of Marguerite Zorach, Florine Stettheimer, Helen Torr, and Georgia O’Keeffe […]

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Spring 2016 Core Architecture Studio II visits

On January 27th, Avery Library welcomed students from the Spring 2016 Core Architecture Studio II in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. This semester, the required studio explores the “architectural form and identity of a 21st-century library” as well as trends in architectural representation. Avery Classics presented a selection of books that a […]

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Classics at Play

An exhibit of architectural toys from Avery’s collections Curated by: Teresa Harris November 16, 2015-January 29, 2016 Avery Classics reading room Frank Lloyd Wright credited Froebel blocks with teaching him the geometry of architecture. While not every child who played with Froebel’s toys grew into a world-renowned architect, the blocks represent the most celebrated example […]

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CUL/IS Showcase Donor-Funded Conservation of Important Portrait

Columbia University Libraries Showcase Donor-Funded Conservation of Important Portrait NEW YORK, November 1, 2015 – Columbia University Libraries/Information Services’ (CUL/IS) Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Art Properties, and the Health Sciences Library, Archives & Special Collections, are pleased to showcase the end result of a major conservation project generously funded by donors Geraldine and […]

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Celebrating Avery’s 125th!

Avery Friends gathered Monday November 2nd, 2015 for the inaugural celebration of Avery’s 125th anniversary year. A tour-de-force one-day only exhibition presented 125 treasured works from Avery’s venerable and storied collections. If you missed this event, please join Avery Friends to ensure your invitation to upcoming Avery 125th events! Selected photos from the exhibition and […]

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Preservation Master Plan for Taliesin West

Talk by T. Gunny Harboe, FAIA (Harboe Architects) The Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer Lecture Monday, November 16, 2015 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Location: MoMA, The Celeste Bartos Theater Co-sponsored by Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library and The Museum of Modern Art Taliesin West was established in 1937 as Wright’s winter home, studio and campus for […]

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