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Event Mary A. Valverde-Works on view Mar 28, 2014
Event Gabriele Evertz-Sensory Impact, American Abstract Artists (AAA) Morgan Stanley & Co., Purchase, NY, May 1 2014 - May 1 2015,
May 01, 2014
Event Robert Hickman-Fluid Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island NY,
May 03, 2014
Event Paul Ramirez Jonas-Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum,
Jun 13, 2014
Event Paul Ramirez Jonas-We Make the Treasure Exploratorium, Pier 15, San Francisco, CA,
Jun 19, 2014
Event Gabriele Evertz-American Abstract Artists 75th Anniversary Print Portfolio Martin Gallery, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA,
Aug 27, 2014
Event Marthe Keller-American Abstract Artists 75th Anniversary Portfolio The Martin Art Gallery at Muhlenberg College,
Aug 27, 2014
Sep 02, 2014
Event Kerry Downey-Sex Without Bodies Temporary Agency Chashama 855 Wyckoff Ave. Queens, NY 11385,
Sep 05, 2014
Event Becky Brown-"No, said the Fruit Bowl" Governor's Island, in the kitchen of Building 407-A on Colonel's Row,
Sep 06, 2014
Event David J Wilson-Socrates Sculpture Park Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01 Vernon Boulevard Blvd @ Broadway,
Sep 07, 2014
Event Hugh Walton-Wash Your Mouth Out Romano Gallery Armstrong-Hipkins Center fo rthe Arts Blair Academy, Blairstown, NJ 07825,
Sep 08, 2014
Event Reiner Leist-Cityscapes and Memories: Measuring Absence Deutsches Haus at NYU,
Sep 09, 2014
Event Brian Wood-Spin Zero NOVELLA GALLERY 164 Orchard Street New York, NY 10002,
Sep 11, 2014
Event Peter Dudek- North Adams & Pierogi XX North Adams & 177 North 9 Street, Brooklyn,
Sep 12, 2014
Event Katerina Lanfranco-All Worked Up Sep 12, 2014
Event Jenny Jaskey-Curators: The Younger Than Jesus Effect SVA NYC,
Sep 16, 2014
Event Max Weintraub-Sensory Impact Morgan Stanley International Headquarters, 2000 Westchester Avenue, Purchase, New York,
Sep 17, 2014
Event Marthe Keller-SENSORY IMPACT Morgan Stanley Global Headquarters in Purchase, NY,
Sep 17, 2014
Event Peter Dudek-Susan Hartung, Following the Line The Teaching Gallery at Hudson Valley Community College, Troy NY,
Sep 18, 2014
Event Michael Berube-#occupycommonground Church of St. Paul The Apostle, corner of Columbus Ave. and W. 60th St.,
Sep 18, 2014
Event Jenny Jaskey-E/I: Saturday Discussions Tanya Bonakdar Gallery ,
Sep 20, 2014
Event Gabriele Evertz-Doppler Shift 68 Elm Street Summit, NJ 07901,
Sep 28, 2014
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Library Resource News

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The Criterion Collection is dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world and publishing them in editions of the highest technical quality, with supplemental features that enhance the appreciation of the art of film.  The Hunter College Libraries now provides access to this extensive database for the Hunter College community.  Access is through the Libraries’ databases list:


If you desire to access the Criterion Collection (or any other fee-based electronic database) from off-campus, you will need to know your NetID and password for login authorization after you have clicked on a database.  If using the libraries’ databases on campus, you do not need to provide any authorization information for access.

If you do not know your NetID this page provides helpful information. 


Comments / Questions?


Steven Kowalik, MSLS
Art Librarian, Hunter College Libraries / CUNY

Zabar Art Library, Room 1608 North
695 Park Avenue, New York, NY   10065
phone: 212-772-5054                   


Hunter College’s Zabar Art Library (Room 1608 HN) is proud to announce its acquisition of over 200 photography and art books generously donated by Robert B. Menschel.

These non-circulating books are located in designated areas within the library.

Hunter College Libraries announces a two month trial of streaming video from The Criterion collection via Alexander Street. 

From today through Ocotber 18, 2014, all Hunter College students, faculty, and staff may access the following collection:

The Criterion Collection -
Widely considered the best of world cinema and comprising some of the most influential works of the last century, The Criterion Collection showcases the definitive versions of seminal titles in the history of motion pictures. Features accompanying the films include HD streaming, scrolling transcripts, and shareable clips and playlists.

  • For more information about the content included in this collection, click HERE.
  • For general help, including navigation instructions and search tips, click HERE.
  • Be sure to check out the free resources we provide, including MARC records and usage statistics options.

 We hope you enjoy your trial. Please send any questions or concerns to: 

Metropolitan Museum Initiative Provides Free Access to 400,000 Digital Images.

New Web Program Allows Free Image Download for Non-Commercial Use.

Click here for more information.

Research news: Image databases


The Hunter College Libraries provide access to various image databases for your papers and presentations.

Check out the list here:


The Zabar Art Library provides digital services for high-quality image scans;

more information here:

Zabar Art Library, Room 1608 North

Dear Department of Art & Art History faculty,

There’s a great new tool now available to CUNY faculty called Omeka.  It allows for the collaborative creation of online exhibitions and web pages showcasing a combination of digital images and narrative text.  You and your students can easily create online exhibitions related to your course content.  Here are some helpful links to provide further information about Omeka:


Examples of sites using Omeka: 

Please contact me if you’d like more information about employing Omeka for your fall 2014 and/or spring 2015 classes.

All the best,


Steven Kowalik, MSLS
Art Librarian, Hunter College Libraries / CUNY
Zabar Art Library, Room 1608 North
695 Park Avenue, New York, NY   10065
phone: 212-772-5054                   

The Getty Research Institute has added more than 77,000 high-resolution images to the Open Content Program from two of its most often-used collections.

The largest part of the new open content release—more than 72,000 photographs—comes from the collection Foto Arte Minore: Max Hutzel photographs of art and architecture in Italy.  Foto Arte Minore represents the life’s work of photographer and scholar Max Hutzel (1911–1988), who photographed the art and architecture of Italy for 30 years.

Also added to the Open Content Program are 4,930 images representing tapestries dating from the late 15th to the late 18th century that are in European and American collections.


Learn more at:


Click here to go directly to the Open Content Program.

Explore the innovative audio cassette-magazine Audio Arts,

established in 1972, the world’s most comprehensive

sound archive of artists’ voices as well as sound art. 

Click here for access.

Steven Kowalik, MSLS
Art Librarian, Hunter College Libraries / CUNY
Zabar Art Library, Room 1608 North
695 Park Avenue, New York, NY   10065
phone: 212-772-5054                   

--Current exhibition catalogues--


Description: Poster with Self-Portrait for Der Sturm magazine

This major retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art explores the life and work of the exceptionally gifted, deeply tormented sculptor who defined the heady atmosphere of the Second Empire in France (1852–1871). The first full-scale exhibition in thirty-nine years devoted to Carpeaux (1827–1875), it features about 150 works including sculptures, paintings, and drawings, which are organized around the major projects that the artist undertook during his brief and stormy career. Major international loans that have never before traveled to the United States, or have not been here for decades, come from the Musée d'Orsay; Musée des Beaux-Arts, Valenciennes (Carpeaux's birthplace); the Louvre, Petit Palais, and other French institutions; and the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen. Important loans also come from the Getty in Los Angeles and from private collections.

Carpeaux is best known today for a single masterpiece, the Metropolitan Museum's own Ugolino and His Sons, yet he was a multifaceted and prolific artist. A sculptor of emotion, both grand and intimate, he was drawn to extremes from Michelangelo to Watteau while retaining respectful admiration for his peers in French sculpture. A precursor to Rodin and a host of other early modern sculptors, he imbued his work with strong movement and visceral drive. He strove for anatomical realism in all media, but especially in his marble sculptures and busts, which seem to capture flesh and blood in stone.


The Neue Galerie New York hosts the exhibition "Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937." This will be the first major U.S. museum exhibition devoted to the infamous display of modern art by the Nazis since the 1991 presentation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

The term "degenerate" was adopted by the National Socialist regime as part of its campaign against modern art. Many works branded as such by the Nazis were seized from museums and private collections. Following the showing on these works in a three-year traveling exhibition that criss-crossed Germany and Austria, most were sold, lost, or presumed destroyed. In this light, the recent discovery in Munich of the Gurlitt trove of such artwork has attracted considerable attention. The film "The Monuments Men,"directed by George Clooney and due to open in February 2014, suggests the level of popular interest in the subject.


Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe

Guggenheim Museum, New York City, February 21–September 1, 2014

The first comprehensive overview of Italian Futurism to be presented in the United States, this multidisciplinary exhibition examines the historical sweep of the movement from its inception with F. T. Marinetti’s Futurist manifesto in 1909 through its demise at the end of World War II.

The catalogue includes essays by Hunter College Department of Art & Art History faculty:

·      Prof. Maria Antonella Pelizzari, “Futurist Photography: Tato and the 1930s”

·      Prof. Emily Braun, “Shock and Awe: Futurist Aeropittura and the Theories of Giulio Douhet”


Description: Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China The first major exhibition of Chinese contemporary art ever mounted by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ink Art explores how contemporary works from a non-Western culture may be displayed in an encyclopedic art museum. Presented in the Museum's permanent galleries for Chinese art, the exhibition features artworks that may best be understood as part of the continuum of China's traditional culture. These works may also be appreciated from the perspective of global art, but by examining them through the lens of Chinese historical artistic paradigms, layers of meaning and cultural significance that might otherwise go unnoticed are revealed. Ultimately, both points of view contribute to a more enriched understanding of these artists' creative processes.




Essays by Hunter College Art & Art History faculty appear in the catalogue for the recently opened Italian Futurism, 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universeexhibition at New York's Guggenheim Museum.  Distinguished Professor Emily Braun's essay, Shock and Awe: Futurist Aeropittura and the Theories of Giulio Douhet, and Professor Maria Antonella Pelizzari's essay, Futurist Photography: Tato and the 1930s, provide exciting new scholarship on the fascinating Futurist movement.  A hardcover copy of the catalogue is available for use in the Zabar Art Library, Room 1608 N.

Other recent publications representing the work of Hunter College Art & Art History Department faculty also available in the Zabar Art Library:

  • All the Queens Men / Katie Murray; with introduction by Maria Antonella Pelizzari.- c2013.
  • Architecture, art and identity in Venice and its territories, 1450-1750/ edited by Nebahat Avcioglu and Emma Jones.
  • Beyond the aesthetic and the anti-aesthetic / edited by James Elkins and Harper Montgomery.- [2013]
  • A companion to Renaissance and Baroque art / edited by Babette Bohn and James M. Saslow.- Wiley-Blackwell,2013. (includes Associate Professor Elinor Richter's essay, Recasting the Role of the Italian Sculptor: Sculptors, Patrons, Materials, and the Principles for the New Early Modern Age)
  • Wild art / David Carrier, Joachim Pissarro.- Phaidon Press Ltd, 2013.
  • William Anastasi : sound works, 1963-2013.- Hunter College, The City University of New York, 2013.
  • Wols : Retrospective / with essays by Ewald Rathke, Toby Kamps, Patrycja de Bieberstein Ilgner, Katy Siegel. [2013]

Steven Kowalik, MSLS
Art Librarian, Hunter College Libraries / CUNY
Zabar Art Library, Room 1608 North
695 Park Avenue, New York, NY   10065 
phone: 212-772-5054                    

Films On Demand is a Web-based digital video delivery service that allows you to view streaming videos anytime, anywhere, 24/7!  Choose from thousands of high-quality educational
titles in dozens of subject areas. For example, there are 815 films in the Art & Architecture Video Collection.  Special features allow users the ability to organize and bookmark clips,
create and share playlists, personalize folders, and manage their entire collection through a robust administrative reporting system.

The Hunter College Libraries have arranged a trial of Films on Demand which is accessible to HC faculty and students until March 30th

Access the collection through this link:  from home or office.  You will need your NetID and password for off-campus access.

Any feedback you'd care to share with me ( would be greatly appreciated; user comments assist in the process of determining which library databases best serve the community.


Steven Kowalik

Steven Kowalik, MSLS
Art Librarian, Hunter College Libraries / CUNY
Zabar Art Library, Room 1608 North
695 Park Avenue, New York, NY   10065
phone: 212-772-5054                   


A total of seventy Hunter College MFA lecture series audio files are now accessible to the Hunter College community.  Covering the 1980s and the 1990s, these lectures represent artists and scholars as diverse as Chuck Close, Clement Greenberg, Lucy Lippard, Barbara Kruger, Robert Storr, among others. 


Go to the Hunter College Libraries databases page:

Click on letter “I” under Browse by Title, then click on Image Kiosk

(If you are off campus you’ll need to know your Hunter College NetID and password

--if you do not know your NetID, go to: )

Once you see the Image Kiosk screen, type “mfa lecture” in the Quick search box (upper left), then click on Go button

This will result in seventy “objects” represented as thumbnails on two pages

(The first ten results need identification, so please contact me if you can help with the ID)

The next sixty are described with speaker’s name and lecture date

Scroll up/down or go to second page to click on the thumbnail of your choice: 

The file will load; this may take a few seconds—please be patient until you see the following

Enjoy!  Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or comments regarding these new resources or any other library related library services or resources.


Steven Kowalik, MSLS
Art Librarian, Hunter College Libraries / CUNY
Zabar Art Library, Room 1608 North
695 Park Avenue, New York, NY   10065
phone: 212-772-5054                   


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