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Exhibition | The Unflinching Eye: The Symbols of David Wojnarowicz

The Unflinching Eye:
The Symbols of David Wojnarowicz

Mamdouha Bobst Gallery |  July 12th – September 30th, 2018

Free and open daily to the public until 11 pm

Photo: David Wojnarowicz work depicting sculpture of open eye with ant crawling on the eyeball.
Untitled (eye with ant), 1988. Silver gelatin print courtesy of PPOW Gallery.

The Unflinching Eye utilizes archival material to contextualize Wojnarowicz’s creative practice. Selected almost entirely from the David Wojnarowicz Papers, housed in NYU’s Fales Library, the exhibition seeks to analyze the images, ideas, and relationships that informed the artist’s work across media including painting, photography, installation, performance, and writing.

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 12, 2018, 6PM-8PM

NYU is grateful to the Keith Haring Foundation for its support of The Unflinching Eye.

THE MAMDOUHA BOBST GALLERY
70 Washington Square South | New York | NY | 10012

Trial Database: Politico (Pro New York content)

NYU Libraries has a trial subscription to Politico New York Pro, a resource from the writers at Politico that offers New York-specific coverage of policy analysis, legislation, and political news. Some special features to check out include the newsletters and the “document drawer” that includes public records.  Trial expires October 06, 2018.

We hope you enjoy exploring it and would love to hear your feedback!

Please share your opinions by sending an email to Katherine E Boss, our Librarian for Journalism, Media, Culture & Communication, at keb5@nyu.edu .

Trial Database: Bloomsbury Cultural History

NYU Libraries has arranged trial access to the Bloomsbury Cultural History from now through October 13th, 2018.  

Bloomsbury Cultural History is an interactive online resource providing digital access to Bloomsbury’s Cultural Histories series. Made up of curated and illustrated reference works alongside eBook and image collections, Bloomsbury Cultural History presents content within a single, fully cross-searchable platform.

We hope you enjoy exploring it and would love to hear your feedback!

Please share your opinions by sending an email to Pamela Bloom, our Performing Arts Librarian, at pamela.bloom@nyu.edu

Trial Database: Three Shanghai Collections in Archives Unbound

NYU Libraries has arranged trial access to three Shanghai Collections in Archives Unbound from now through October 6th, 2018.  

  • Minutes of the Shanghai Municipal Council, which replicates all the minutes of meetings held by the Board of Directors of the Shanghai Municipal Council from July 1854 to December 1943
  • Policing the Shanghai International Settlement, 1894-1945, a collection that covers the period in China’s struggle toward a modern existence through the International Settlement in Shanghai
  • Shanghai Municipal Council: The Municipal Gazette, 1908-1942, which provides a window into the workings of the Shanghai International Settlement during the period of revolution, the Republic, internationalization of Shanghai, national uprising, and world war.

We hope you enjoy exploring it and would love to hear your feedback!

Please share your opinions by sending an email to Xiaojing Zu at xiaojing.zu@nyu.edu .

New Databases: August 2018

The NYU Libraries regularly acquires new databases. Take a look at the new database we added to our collection in August 2018:

  • CNBKSY Database is a database of both English- and Chinese language newspapers of the 19th and early 20th centuries from the collections of The Shanghai Library. The Database includes: North-China Daily News, Herald Newspapers and Hong Lists.
  • Environmental Issues Online brings together multimedia materials (text, archival primary sources, video and audio) around key environmental challenges, including climate change, water/air pollution, biodiversity, conservation, agriculture, deforestation and more.

NYU Libraries Arabic Collections Online (ACO) Receives $1.34 Million Grant

On August 7th, New York University Libraries proudly announced that Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, approved a grant of $1.34 million to support Arabic Collections Online (ACO), a major project to create an open-access, digital library of public-domain Arabic language content.

Since 2013, ACO has been a partnership between New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) and NYU New York. Currently, ACO provides digital access to 8,785 volumes across 5,630 subjects drawn from Arabic collections of distinguished research libraries.

With the support of NYU Abu Dhabi, ACO plans to digitize 23,000 volumes from NYU and partner institutions by the end of 2020. These digitized resources will come from Arabic language books from the National Archives of the United Arab Emirates and six leading academic libraries: NYU, Columbia University, Cornell University, Princeton University, American University of Beirut (AUB), and American University in Cairo (AUC).

The books—all in the public domain—range in date from very early materials to imprints as late as the 1990s. Many of the older books are rare or fragile, and nearly all are out of print. ACO ensures that their content is saved digitally for future generations.

To learn more about the collections and project, please visit the Arabic Collections Online website.

New Databases: July 2018

The NYU Libraries regularly acquires new databases. Take a look at the new database we added to our collection in July 2018:

  • Screen Studies: Starting with an initial collection of nearly 270 screenplays and eBooks and updated annually, Screen Studies includes content by leading screenwriters and award-winning directors; cult and classic films and critical and contextual writing on film history, theory and practice, from the beginnings of cinema to the present day. It also includes practical instruction on screenwriting, TV, animation and filmmaking technique.