Here at the Mudd we are very excited for the exhibition currently hanging in the Mudd Gallery, “Selections from the Estampas de la Revolución Mexicana Portfolio.” The exhibit, which is on view until March 11th, is a part of a partnership between Lawrence, the Appleton Public Library, Casa Hispana and the History Museum at the Castle. For more information on the exhibit check out this profile of the show from the Lawrence University News.
If you are interested in further exploring the work of the artists, Taller de Gráfica Popular (The People’s Graphic Workshop) — of Mexico City also known as the TGP, there many resources at the library which can help you do so. There are several books covering the work of the TGP available for loan including, El Taller de Gráfica Popular : block prints and lithographs by artists of the TGP from the Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery , Revolution on paper : Mexican prints 1910-1960, and Mexico and modern printmaking : a revolution in the graphic arts, 1920 to 1950. As always our reference librarians are also happy to help with any and all of your research needs.
Here at the Mudd we’re all very excited for Krista Tippett’s convocation on Tuesday February, 16 at 11:10 a.m. in the Memorial Chapel entitled, “The Mystery and Art of Living.” Tippett is the Peabody Award winning creator and host of On Being, a public radio broadcast which explores the questions of “What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live?” Tippett’s thoughtful approach embraces the complexities of the moral, ethical and spiritual and in doing so invites people of all faiths and backgrounds to join the conversation. In 2014 she received the National Humanities Medal at the White House, and if she’s good enough for President Obama she’s good enough for us.
If you’re interested in exploring Tippett’s work there are many resources to do so at the Mudd Library. In addition to her many journal articles available through our online catalog, her books Einstein’s God: Conversations About Science and the Human Spirit and Speaking of Faith: Why Religion Matters – And How to Talk About It are both available for checkout. You can also reserve any of the listening rooms on the first floor if you’re in need of a quiet space to listen to episodes of On Being.
We hope to see all of you at the convocation and in the meantime feel free to stop by the Mudd and use any of our resources, including our reference librarians, for more information on Tippett and her work.
Here‘s Tippett speaking at The TED Charter for Compassion in 2010.