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BMA Librarian Laura Woodard shares information about one of the many rare books found in the library’s collection.

Volunteer Spotlight: Laura Woodard

Library volunteer Laura Woodard developed a love for art while taking her first art history course as a music student at the Alabama School of Fine Arts. After graduating, she pursued a bachelor’s degree in art history from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, and gained museum experience by volunteering at the Met Cloisters, the Metropolitan […]

State of the Library

Librarian Lindsey Reynolds introduces us to some of the unique holdings and new collecting areas of the Clarence B. Hanson, Jr. Library, one of the most comprehensive art research libraries in the southeastern United States. With a focus on objects and styles in our permanent collection, it holds a broad range of research materials including general art reference works, artists books, auction catalogs, artist files, periodicals, exhibition catalogs, and digital resources.

Spotlight on the Collection: August 2016

What is an artist’s book? Most simply put, it is a work of art that utilizes the form of the book. However, artists’ books are not simple objects nor are they simple to explain. They can be mass produced on a photocopier, hand-bound limited editions, or one-of-a-kind objects.  Artists’ books exist at the intersections of publishing and contemporary […]

A Trip to the New York Art Book Fair

Last week I had the opportunity to travel to New York City for the 10th annual New York Art Book Fair (NYABF). The fair was started in 2006 by artist and then president of Printed Matter, AA Bronson as an annual showcase of artists’ books, catalogs, periodicals, zines, records, and cassettes, as well as exhibiting […]

Meet the Librarian: Lindsey Reynolds

When thinking about the Birmingham Museum of Art, one likely envisions the thousands of paintings, sculptures, and more that fill the galleries. However, more reading and research is involved in curating these collections than may initially meet the eye. Birmingham Museum of Art Librarian Lindsey Reynolds manages the Museum’s books and archives so that she […]