Yesterday we had a great visit from a group of artists, arts professionals, and directors of artists’ residencies, all of whom are participating in the 2015 Alliance of Artists Communities conference.
Visitors got a tour of the library’s grand architecture and secret corners, interacted with Special Collections materials and historic magazines, went on a scavenger hunt through the nonfiction stacks, and used reproductions of collections materials to make magnets and buttons.
Here you can see some folks using an adhesive magnetic sheet and color photocopies to make refrigerator magnets:
And here you can see our button-maker in action:
We’re so excited to bring more artists, designers, and creative professionals in to the library to interact with our collections and use them in new ways!