Exhibits

Thanks for Your Participation! Pets of UT Health

Thank you to everyone who participated in Briscoe Library’s interactive photo exhibit – Pets of UT Health. We had over 55 of your pets on display last month! Our top contributors were from the Long School of Medicine with 18 entries, followed by the Library with 17 entries. The School of Health Professions had 7 pets in our exhibit and Creative Media Services had 5. The School of Nursing and the School of Dentistry both had 3 each, and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences came in with 2 entries.

This exhibit showcased 35 dogs, 19 cats, 2 hamsters, and 1 baby goat! If anyone who participated is interested in picking up their photos, they will be held for you at Briscoe Library’s front desk through the end of August.

The Art Wall is Under Construction

Work has begun on transforming the library entry wall into an art display space. Please excuse a little extra noise and mess as the wall continues to develop.

In the near future, the space will have its first exhibit comprised of entries to the first annual Image of Research Photography Competition.

For questions or exhibit requests, please contact Peg Seger at segerp@uthscsa.edu.

 

 

Where’s Starletta?

The star of the current Library art exhibit of local physician-artist Miguel Vazquez is his creation, Starletta. While Starletta is currently housed in the Library 5th floor Nixon Library Reading Room behind (sometimes locked) doors and within a glass case, she may be caught from time to time wandering the library floors.

As we understand, Starletta wants to get out and meet people and to learn more about what goes on in the library. We might even put her to work!

In order to make Starletta available to her fans, we have set up a schedule for her from October 8th to 31st from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. During these hours, you can come to the library to meet personally with Starletta and take pictures.

You will have to guess where she is!

World War I Poster Exhibit Opens in the Briscoe Library

A collection of ten World War I posters is now on display in the Briscoe Library. The collection, on loan from the San Antonio Public Library, features some very famous vintage posters dating back to 1917, such as Wake Up America, which depicts lady liberty personifying America asleep while the storm of war is brewing behind her, and “Uncle Sam’s” I Want You, considered the “most famous poster in the world”.

I-Want-YouThe display consists of lithographs depicting war propaganda that were commissioned by the U.S. government to inspire people to enlist. Posters were considered visually appealing, easily reproducible, and conveniently sized to paste on walls of buildings and windows of homes. The Division of Pictorial Publicity reached out to illustrators and encouraged them to volunteer their creativity to the war effort. The artists included James Montgomery Flagg, Charles Buckle Falls, Haskell Coffin, and others whose works also appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post and other popular magazines. These posters are excellent examples of use of advertising strategies and graphic design of the period. They were designed to elicit a patriotic response, an urge to enlist, to pick up a flag, to support the men and women who participated as soldiers and nurses.

The collection will be on display in the library through the end of October.

Reference

The Washington Post. (2014, July 29). The posters that sold World War I. Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/07/29/the-posters-that-sold-world-war-i/

Jonquil Feldman
Director, Briscoe Library and Outreach Services
feldman@uthscsa.edu