Brooklyn College Library Announces Online Catalogue of Art Collection

Brooklyn College Library Announces Online Catalogue of Art Collection


Artist: Elizabeth Murray (American, 1940-2007). Title: Rescue Date: 1996

The Brooklyn College Library is pleased to announce an online catalogue and audio tour of its world-class art collection.

This extraordinary collection includes paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography, and prints. It features works by Elizabeth Murray, William Kentridge, Chakaia Booker, Shahzia Sikander, Sarah Sze, John Walker, Edward Ruscha, and Xu Bing. All of these artists are internationally recognized, with works in major museums around the world. The collection also contains drawings and prints from prominent modern artists, including Alberto Giacometti, Kathe Kollwitz, Alexander Calder, Georges Braque, Robert Motherwell, and Chaim Gross.

Professors Miriam Deutch and Jill Cirasella oversaw the project, which combined the talents and contributions of many members of the Brooklyn College Library faculty and staff. For the full list of credits, visit the online catalogue.

The catalogue is powered by homegrown software that dynamically generates the catalogue from easy-to-update item records. In addition to reproductions of the art works, the catalogue includes explanatory text, links to museum and gallery exhibitions, suggested readings and, for some works, audio versions of the explanations.

As part of the publicity campaign for the catalogue and audio tour, the library is hosting a contest in which students have been invited to submit responses to any work of art in the Library. A panel of judges will select a winner, who will be awarded $500. This award has been made possible through the generous support of Professor Archie Rand and Gallery Director Maria Rand.

Sam Streed
Author: Sam Streed
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