Heading west this summer?  If so, consider stopping by the Hood Museum of Art located on the Dartmouth campus in Hanover, NH to view Nature Transformed, Edward Burtynsky’s Vermont Quarry Photographs in Context.  Burtynksy’s work examines the rich color palette of Vermont quarries as well as their unique rock wall formations.  The exhibition runs through August 19th.  For details, visit the Hood Museum.


Claude Monet, Water-lilies.

The New York Botanical Garden presents a tribute to Impressionist Claude Monet to be open through October 21st.

The Teti Library currently uses Meebo Messenger for instant reference questions and messages, but sadly, Meebo Messenger will be closing down on July 11th.   Once our Meebo chat boxes disappear, please feel free to contact us via email, or by phone ref@nhia.edu or 603-836-2532.

East Colony Fine Art, LLC on 55 Commercial Street in Manchester, will be exhibiting the works of Susanna Ries and Roxanne Labbe during the month of June for an exhibition entitled, Sparkle and Glow.  Artists Don Desmarais and Cheryl Vratsenes will be featured during July in a show titled, Treasures from Near and Afar.  Visit the site for more information on these and other upcoming events.

“In June of 2002, a group of professional, talented and award winning artists joined together to open this gallery. Their  work has been shown extensively  throughout  New England as well as nationally and internationally. Currently the works on display include oils, watercolor, pastels, collage, pen and ink, as well as leaded glass hangings and pottery.  The 2400 square foot gallery located at  Langer Place, has been renovated and is ideally suited to the displaying of fine art. The artists of East Colony offer art instruction and a custom frame shop is located in the gallery.”

Ansel Adams: At the Water’s Edge opens on June 9, 2012 at the Peabody Essex Museum.  Adams well-known for his grand landscape photography, also found bodies of water fascinating subjects for his work.  This exhibition features Adam’s lesser-known photos of water and its variations.

The Getty Research Institute recently launched The Getty Research Portal offering full-text art related materials from links to approximately 20,000 titles.  Many of the full-text materials made accessible by the portal are texts in the public domain and can be downloaded for free!

For additional information on the Portal, see this recent Los Angeles Times article by Jori Finkel, Getty Launches Full Text Website for Art History Research.

Looking for a new summer art-related activity?  The Currier Museum of Art welcomes visitors to First Thursdays.  The Currier opens their American and European collections for patrons to view and encourages guests to visit with other art lovers and enjoy live music during these events.  For more information, click here Currier Museum of Art.


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