news, events and resources of interest to patrons of the arts library at yale university


websites of interest: lists

The following websites/articles offer lists on various subjects. No explanations needed. Enjoy!

Ten Most Important Comic Books of the 1990s

Ten Reasons Why the Internet is No Substitute for a Library

Ten Most Expensive Paintings Ever Sold

Best Product Design 2006

rembrandt the musical

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Dutch master's birth, a musical centering on the life and work of Rembrandt will open in Amsterdam. The story and music will unfold in front of large digital images of his paintings.

To read a small article on the production, click here.


museums at your fingertips

The folks over at ResourceShelf have composed a small list of art museums that have searchable databases of their collections.

To view the post, click here.

Hopefully, this is a project ResourceShelf will continue in the future.


getting paid to do what you love

The following is a list of online resources for artist grants and fellowships. Enjoy!

The Foundation Center

Art Competitions List

Art Deadlines List

Grants for Individuals

National Endowment for the Arts

New York Foundation for the Arts

Resources for Writing Artist's Statements


a who's who of the art world

ARTnews has published its new Top 200 Art Collectors list.

Locations are given in case you want to drop off your artwork on any doorsteps.


excuse me, can i have your thoughts on preservation...

Today's NY Times has a great article on the conservator at the Whitney, Carol Mancusi-Ungaro. She has started a project to record an artist's thoughts on the conservation and preservation of his/her artwork. Ms. Mancusi-Ungaro has spoken with a number of modern and contemporary artists and their views on the subject vary widely.

My favorite....

"Recently, she said, she interviewed the young artist Dario Robleto, who uses materials as exotic as mammoth ivory, whale-bone dust and homemade crystals. She asked him whether a delicate antenna for a butterfly was made from vinyl, and he said it was, adding that it could never be just any vinyl. 'He was adamant that it had to come from a copy of James Brown's 'Sex Machine' album,' she said."

Kennedy, Randy. "Giving the Artists a Voice in Preserving Their Work." New York Times. June 29, 2006.


lipstick at yale

[Sorry for the late posting]

"'Lipstick' and Other Public Sculpture at Yale"
"Focus On" gallery talk by Pamela Franks, curator
TODAY, 12:20 p.m.
YUAG (Yale University Art Gallery)

Click here for more information on gallery programs and talks at YUAG.


find your inner pollock

Visit this site to create your own Jackson Pollock. Enjoy!

[Hints: Leave the mouse in one place for large paint splatters. Click the left mouse button to change colors.]