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Wee Go Library Wins Big | Q&A with Steven McCarthy

Wee Go Library by Steven McCarthy

Every year the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library select an artist to receive the Minnesota Book Artist Award in recognition for an outstanding piece of work in the book arts field. This year’s award was given to Professor Steven McCarthy (Graphic Design) for his Wee Go Library. The Wee Go Library is a mobile collection of 22 altered books found in Little Free […]

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Why Museums Matter: Lin Nelson-Mayson Honored in D.C.

Lin Nelson-Mayson, director of the Goldstein Museum of Design, was honored at the 2013 Museums Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C.,  on Feb. 25th. The award recognized Nelson-Mayson’s five years of service as a citizen-lobbyist, one of only 17 who participated in all five years of Museums Advocacy Day, an event organized by the American Alliance of Museums.The Goldstein Museum of Design is a collecting institution that advances the understanding and appreciation of design and the awareness that designed objects can contribute to quality of life. Nelson-Mayson has been a part of the concerted advocacy efforts for museums on Capitol Hill since the inception of Museums Advocacy Day in 2009. Over that time she has met with many members of the Minnesota Congressional delegation,…

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Jordana Reece Paints the Cityscape of Old Venice

A new exhibit opening at the James Ford Bell Library, "Celebrating Venice: On Land and Sea," includes nine watercolors by graphic design student Jordana Reece. The project, based on 15th century engravings by Erhard Reuwich, was set in motion when Reece visited the library with professor Barbara Martinson's History of Graphic Design course. "I love old books, especially books with old maps, and was hooked on the spot," said Reece. The library's collection consists of more than 25,000 items in the form of books, maps, manuscripts, pamphlets, broadsides, and assorted printed documents from 400 C.E. to 1825 C.E. After the class fieldtrip, Reece approached Margaret Borg, assistant curator at the library, about doing a UROP with one of the collection….

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