ARLIS/NA - Twin Cities

A local chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America

Author: Beth Goodrich (page 2 of 4)

ARLD Back to School Happy Hour Friday, September 14

It is back to school season!  Whether you are an academic librarian gearing up for the semester or a public librarian celebrating the end of a successful summer reading program, we invite you to join us for a tour of the Textile Center’s Pat O’Connor Library on Friday, September 14, 2018 followed by a chance to reconnect with colleagues at the nearby Surly Destination Brewery.


4:45 pm – Meet at the Pat O’Connor Library for a talk and tour with librarian Nancy Mambi

5:45 pm – Walk/Bike/Drive over to Surly

6 pm – Meet at Surly for social time


Getting there:

Textile Center

Pat O’Connor Library

3000 University Ave SE

Minneapolis, MN 55414

  • Parking is available in the lot behind the Textile Center, entrance at Arthur Ave and Sidney Place.
  • Parking is also available at 3018 University Ave SE, just 2 doors east of Textile Center. Look for the green signs!
  • $3 parking is located at the surface lot at: 2813 4th Street SE, Minneapolis 55414
  • Metro Transit Green Line – the Textile Center is a two minute walk from the Prospect Park station

Don’t Read This! Don’t See This!: Censorship and the Creative Truth of Words and Art

Minneapolis Institute of Art

Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 6:30 PM

Censorship and the power of expression are relevant concepts in today’s world and the so-called “fake news” environment. Books and art are both connected to the ideals of intellectual freedom. As each has its own kind of beauty and sense of creative truth, they share a common connection to museums and their collections.

During the 1920s and ’30s in Germany, John Heartfield and other Dada artists showed their anti-Nazi collages in AIZ(Textile Worker’s) magazine. Heartfield’s photomontages attacked both National Socialism and Weimar capitalism. The last AIZ published in Berlin was dated March 5, 1933; after Hitler seized power, it moved to Prague, then to Paris in 1938, where it published its last few issues. Joseph Doherty, curatorial coordinator in the Department of Photography and New Media, will talk about issues of this important publication.

Dennis Michael Jon, senior associate curator in the Department of Prints and Drawings, will talk about the collaborative artists’ book Ten Years of Uzbekistan, 1994, by British artist Ken Campbell and Irish Author David King, a work with a focus on political oppression and Goya’s Los Caprichos (1797/98), an example of self-oppression as well as a satirical political treatise about the Spanish government and merchant class.

After the talk, audience members will gather in Mia’s Library and Print and Drawing Study Room to see the works up close. Books from the library’s collection of degenerate artists and artists that have some connection to the theme of censorship or intellectual creative expression will be displayed.

This event is held to coincide with Banned Books Week, which celebrates freedom to read and the free expression of ideas.

$10, $5 My Mia members, free to members of the Library, Photography and New Media and Prints and Drawings Affinity Groups.

Reserve tickets online or call 612.870.6323. Tickets available August 13.

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