Exhibits

Library Gallery Opening April 22, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Briscoe Library takes great pride in being the site for the 2nd gallery opening for an exhibit of environmentally themed screen prints produced by local area high school students taking part in the Air Quality Academy. The academy is sponsored by UT Health San Antonio, The AETNA Foundation, La Printeria, Westside Development Corporation, ImpactSA, and the Alamo Colleges District.

Through the program, students work on their creative designs in collaboration with professionals in the fields of health science,  advocacy and art. Outcomes of the program for students include:

  • Deeper understanding of the significance of environmental health
  • Acquisition of skills that have real labor-value and serve as a means of creative expression
  • Increased sense of leadership and advocacy
  • Enhanced presentation and speaking skills
  • Greater awareness of cross-sector partnerships and their potential to create opportunities

The exhibit will be on display for the remainder of April, extending into the first part of May.

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Library Hosts Gallery Opening

An exhibit composed of screen prints created by local area high school students is currently on display in the library. The exhibit will be the focus of attention at an award reception being held in the library art wall area on Thursday, December 13th at 6:00 p.m. The prints resulted from a student program (Quality Air, Quality Life) offered by the Air Quality Academy. The exhibit and reception are made possible by UT Health, The AETNA Foundation, La Printeria, Westside Development Corporation, ImpactSA, and Alamo Colleges District.

Click here for KSAT’s local news report feature about this exhibit.

Medical Instruments Exhibit

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Ever wonder what types of instruments were used to treat ailments during the early ages of medicine? Check out the new library exhibit Tools of the Trade and find out. The exhibit features antique medical instruments from the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library. In this collection you will find items such as a scarificator and cupping device. Both were used during the 19th century in a process called bloodletting, which treated conditions such as fever, anemia, and mental illness. Also included in this exhibit is a Spencer Monocular microscope, produced by the first American microscope manufacturer Charles A. Spencer. Other items in this collection include a urine testing kit, a blood transfusion kit, and an ophthalmological lens set used for eye exams.

The Tools of the Trade exhibit is located on the main floor of the Briscoe Library. This exhibit will be ongoing, but may be removed temporarily for special events. Special Collections staff will rotate the selection of instruments periodically, so check back for new items.

Questions about this exhibit? Contact Special Collections staff at SpecialCollections@uthscsa.edu

New Art Specimens on Display in the Library

Perfect for this time of year, you must come by and visit the latest specimens on display at Briscoe Library. The exhibit, curated by library Special Collections Assistant Melissa DeThorne, is an introduction to the work of artist Carla Yeatts. Carla graduated from the Tom Savini Special Makeup Effects Program in 2017 and since then has been making creature sculptures in her studio in Austin, Texas. She is inspired by classic horror films: Phantom of the Opera, Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Wolf Man and more recent examples, Hellboy, Hellraiser, and Pan’s Labyrinth. You can find her creatures at galleries across the United States and in homes of private collectors.

For more information about Carla, see her website at carlayeattescreatures.com. To meet the artist, plan on attending the artist’s lunch-time reception on October 28th during Student Appreciation Week in the library.

Prints of Carla’s works are available for purchase.

New Library Art Exhibits Coming in October

Don’t miss the two new and very different types of art exhibits that will be on display at the Briscoe Library in October.

The first exhibit entitled Curious Creatures, will feature miniature sculptural works by Austin, Texas artist Carla Yeatts. We are lucky to have some of her wonderful creatures coming for display in the library including our little friend, Hobblesnot. Watch for more creatures to come including the Tooth Fairy!

Local San Antonio artist, Laura Schultz, will also be providing some exciting paper-cut creations for display on the library entry art wall. Shown below is an example of her work entitled Death and the Artist.

New Photography Exhibit Featuring YOU

Briscoe Library’s newest exhibit features 21 black and white photographs of UT Health San Antonio students taken during the 2018 Media Fair by Brandie Jenkins from Creative Media Services. Stop by the 3rd floor of the library to view this exhibit and see if you recognize one of your classmates, or maybe even your own face! Don’t forget to also visit the Reflection Room on the 4th floor to see more photos from this collection.

Nursing Week Art Exhibit

To kick off events at the School of Nursing (SoN) for National Nursing Week, local artist Sarah Castillo will be exhibiting her collage series Remedies for Re(membering) at the SoN beginning on Monday May 1 running through July 1. The theme for Nursing Week this year is Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit. Sarah’s Artist’s Talk on Monday at the SoN (room 1.102 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.) will address how the issue of Hispanic mental health has been an influence on her work.

In conjunction with the SoN exhibit, there will be a related exhibit in the library featuring more details about Sarah and her mother who has recently retired as a nurse.

More information on Sarah as a 2016 NFA grantee can be found here.  The NFA is a national grant program that is open to US-based Latino working artists, ensembles, and Latino arts organizations that demonstrate artistic excellence in pursuit of social justice through the arts. Other works by Sarah can be seen here.

 

Pets of UT Health

Walk into Briscoe Library and you’ll be greeted by a photo collection of furry faces to brighten your day. These happy animals belong to the students, staff, and faculty of UT Health San Antonio. The library’s newest interactive exhibit Pets of UT Health features photos of dogs, cats, and even a baby goat, that the campus has been posting for the last few weeks. Stop by Briscoe Library to share a photo of your own pet! The exhibit will be up through the end of the month.

School of Dentistry Liaison Librarian Greets 330 Area Students at 2017 Science Expo

 

On November 11, Christy Tyson, Liaison to the School of Dentistry, provided outreach services at the 2017 Health Science Expo held at the Holly Auditorium, where there were 330 visitors. The Expo targets area high school students, their teachers, guidance counselors, and parents and seeks to inform them of the exciting aspects of health science librarianship and access points for NIH resources. PubMed and MedlinePlus were two of the resources demonstrated and literature was available for further reference. Christy also provided several hands-on opportunities to those who visited the library’s table, including manipulation of 3D prints of anatomical structures and online VR modules created for current courses offered at UT Health.

 

  

School of Nursing Historical Photographs On Display

Please come take a look at the latest library exhibit!

In honor of the recent National Nurses Week and the 2019 50th Anniversary of the UT Health School of Nursing (SON), a photography exhibit has been installed in the library. The exhibit features photographs from the archives of the Briscoe Library and the SON collection. Note: A number of the photographs discovered in the SON collection while preparing for the 50th Anniversary will become part of the library archival collection making them accessible to a wider audience.

With one exception, all of the photographs on display can generally be identified as circa 1970s and 1980s. Historical photographs often come to library archives unidentified which is the case with some of the photographs on display.  Challenge: However, one photograph is distinctly more recent than the others and we think viewers will be able to tell which it is.

For questions about the library archives, please contact Melissa DeThorne at 210-567-2470 or dethorne@uthscsa.edu.