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The Photographic Essay

A selection of photo projects for ART 303: The Photographic Essay are on display in the James B. Duke Library. In this course, students propose and complete a semester-long project of their choosing. Their photographic essay visually identifies a subject — a person, group of people, place, social or environmental issue — and communicates the […]

Art Slide Library

For decades, art students were introduced to famous artwork through in-class slide presentations. Slides are small squares of color film suspended in a cardboard frame. Professors could build an entire slide show for a class by inserting individual slides into cartridges or carousels (pictured right). It was a fairly common practice for a college or […]

Unplug and Recharge Zone

Finals week got you stressed? Come zen out with us. Thursday, Dec. 10, 11AM, Room 043  Stop by James B. Duke for a guided meditation session to take a break, relax and bring a greater level of focus back to your studies.  All are welcome.  No previous experience is necessary. UNPLUG & RECHARGE (Room 043) […]

Civic art display

A Pyramid in D.C.

A recently received government document,Civic Art: a Centennial History of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, is on display in the government documents collection on the main floor of the James B. Duke Library.  The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts is a presidentially appointed body of seven well-qualified judges of the fine arts who review […]

Creating a Digital Museum

The Library has partnered with the Art Department and New York artist, theatre designer, and producer, Peter Wexler, in the creation of an art exhibit titled “Creating a Digital Museum: The Art and Theatre Work of Peter Wexler.”  The exhibit, which is currently on display in the Thompson Art Gallery of the Roe Fine Arts […]

Peter Wexler Speaks at Convocation

Peter Wexler, renowned New York theater designer, producer, painter, sculptor and photographer was honored at Furman University’s Convocation today with an honorary doctorate degree in the Humanities. In his convocation address before Furman trustees, faculty, students, staff, and their guests, Wexler described the power and impact of art. He also discussed his work with Furman […]

Library Collaborates on Peter Wexler Exhibit

The work of Peter Wexler, renowned New York theatre designer, producer, painter, sculptor and photographer, will be on display Aug. 26–Oct. 5 in the Thompson Gallery of Furman University’s Roe Art Building. The exhibition, “Creating a Digital Museum: The Art and Theatre Work of Peter Wexler,” is free and open to the public.  It is […]

51,000 New Images

Last month, ARTstor expanded their Digital Library by adding 51,000 new images from 15 contributors.  The contributors include: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Rijksmuseum, the state museum of the Netherlands The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation (exhibition installation photographs) Lukas-Art in Flanders, an archival repository for Flemish museums Phillips Collection Metropolitan Museum of Art (exhibition installation […]

Value Added: Objects for Sale and Saving

Furman University Special Collections and Archives is holding a lecture on March 20 called Value Added: Objects for Sale and Saving. The event will feature Scott Derrick, a Furman employee and certified auctioneer, and Helen Hockwalt, curator of the Pickens County Museum of Art and History. Derrick will describe the process of assessing the monetary […]

Digicenter Collaborates with Peter Wexler

Peter Wexler, the famous New York theatre designer, producer, painter, sculptor, and photographer, visited Furman University Library last week as part of a collaboration with the Digicenter to develop the Peter Wexler Digital Museum.  This ambitious large-scale project will involve the digitization of Mr. Wexler’s professional art and design work which is currently on-loan from […]