Blog topic: Art

Mayacamas 3 by Bernice Bing

Announcing the Archive of Visual Artist Bernice Bing

September 24, 2020
by D. Vanessa Kam

The Bowes Art & Architecture Library and the Department of Special Collections of the Stanford Libraries are pleased to announce the acquisition of the archive of visual artist, community activist, and Beat Generation proponent Bernice Bing.  Bing (1936–1998) overcame numerous obstacles in her life to create paintings combining elements of New York and Bay Area abstraction with Chinese calligraphy and landscape painting practices.  Her dynamic amalgamation of Eastern and Western aesthetics and philosophies led to unique abstract and gest

Anqi Xu, Stanford Class of 2020

Celebrating the accomplishments of 2020 students via the SDR

September 5, 2020
by Hannah Frost
Anqi Xu, pictured above, is one of 240 students who deposited their work to the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR) as part of completing their programs of study at Stanford in 2020. Xu received her MA in East Asian Studies. Her thesis, available at PURL and SearchWorks, is a case study using a combination of business and design thinking analysis methods to explore the intersection of engineering, art making, and art viewing. She is one of five Stanford students selected for a fellowship to pursue a master’s degree in global affairs at Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing. 

William Carter - Discovering the World and Ourselves

June 8, 2020
by Laura Wilsey

This is a guest blog post by Esther Wan, who is working on various projects for Special Collections including the descriptive metadata for the William Carter Photographs. Esther was previously at Stanford News Service Library and has also worked for libraries in Canada, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore. She now enjoys the views of San Francisco from her windows.

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