ARLIS/NA - Twin Cities

A local chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America

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RSVP for Fall Meeting

We hope you will join us for the fall meeting of the ARLIS/NA-Twin Cities chapter. Please share this invitation with those who you think would be interested in joining us. There is no membership requirement to attend our meetings and events.

Please RSVP by Friday, October 27:

We look forward to seeing you on the 30th!
ARLIS/NA-Twin Cities Fall Meeting Agenda
Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia), Reception Hall
Monday, October 30, 2017

9-9:15 am Arrive at Mia through the Target Wing entrance (details below) – because Mia is opening to us specially for our meeting and staff need to monitor the entry to let us in, we thank you in advance for arriving during this window of time.

9-9:25 am Light refreshments and networking

9:25 am Welcome greeting from Mia Library

9:30-10:30 am Business Meeting
Introductions – What’s new at your library?
Officer elections
Summer book club re-cap
Website re-design updates
Outreach/Membership recruitment
2018 ARLIS/NA conference donation
2018 ARLIS/NA conference travel award

Break (10 min.)

10:40-10:55 am – Yasufumi Nakamori, Head Curator of Photography and New Media at Mia will talk about his exhibition New Pictures: Omer Fast, Appendix, which features a recent acquisition of time-based media art at Mia, Omer Fast’s 3-D stereoscopic film August

11-11:40 am – Kristen Regina (former ARLIS/NA president) and Karina Wratschko from the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) will introduce the National Digital Stewardship Residency for Art Information (NDSR Art) program, a partnership between ARLIS/NA and PMA with funding from the IMLS. The four current NDSR Art residents will then briefly introduce themselves and discuss the digital stewardship projects they are working on at their host institutions (PMA, Mia, Yale Center for British Art, and University of Pennsylvania).

11:45 am-12 pm – Mia Library tour

12 pm – Walk to lunch at Wedge Table (2412 Nicollet Ave.) We have reserved the classroom between 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m. which seats 25) menu

Instructions for arrival:
Please enter through the Target Wing entrance. Once at Mia, you can get to the Target Wing entrance from either Stephens Ave. (via the cut between two buildings; walk into the courtyard and turn left, then it’s on the left) or 3rd Avenue (through the 2 sets of glass doors & straight across the courtyard). The Target Wing entrance doors are located underneath the engraving on the building that says “Minneapolis Institute of Arts.” The Friends Community Room is located in the far left corner of the Target Wing atrium.

There is all-day free street parking on Stephens Avenue, W. 25th Street (between Stephens and Nicollet Ave), and the north (park) side of W. 24th Street at the front of the museum’s main facade.

Visit for more information on parking and an overall museum site map.

All are welcome; we hope to see you there!

From Creation to Preservation: Collaboratively addressing the stewardship of time-based media art

Image credit:
Propeller Group. “The Living Need Light, the Dead Need Music,” 2014. Color video with surround sound audio.

A panel discussion at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, organized in conjunction with a visit by the National Digital Stewardship Residency | Art 2017 cohort (

Monday, October 30th, 2017
2:30pm – 4:30pm
Friends Community Room, Minneapolis Institute of Art*
2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Space is limited. Please RSVP if you plan to attend with your name and email by Friday, October 27.

Time-based media art—a term that encompasses film, video, audio, and computer-based work—is frequently unstable, unique, and complex. It may depend on rapidly obsolescent technology or rely on audiences interacting with it in specific and temporary environments. Consequently, over time, vital aspects of the work, such as the artist’s original intent, can get lost if documentation is lacking. Yet artists and those collecting and preserving their works often lack a common language to communicate their disparate wants and needs.

The goal of this panel is to explore the practical and philosophical considerations involved in creating, exhibiting, and preserving time-based media art. Our panelists represent both sides of the art creation / collection divide. They will describe their challenges in working with time-based media art as well as the opportunities it presents for collaboration between its makers and subsequent caretakers.

What role do artists play in ensuring the future of their artworks? How can artists and archivists work together to address the many issues around preserving time-based media art?
What new competencies can curators develop to best work with time-based media art? How do collection strategies change when the art “objects” being collected are ephemeral, replicable, or intangible?
How are time-based media works affecting the relationship between artists, institutions, and the public?
What can we look forward to as time-based media art continues to grow in prominence and scope within the art world?

Cameron Gainer – Visual Artist
Jehra Patrick – Director and Curator, Law Warschaw Gallery, Macalester College
Yasufumi Nakamori – Curator and Head, Department of Photography & New Media, Minneapolis Institute of Art
Ruth Hodgins – Bentson Archivist/Assistant Curator, Moving Image, Walker Art Center
Moderator: Erin Lee Barsan – NDSR | Art Resident, Minneapolis Institute of Art

*Enter through the Target Wing Entrance, accessible from 3rd Avenue through the two sets of glass doors and straight across the courtyard, or from Stephens Avenue via the cut between two buildings. Visit for a museum site map and information on parking.

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