Tuesday, May 8, 2012

In Memoriam - Maurice Sendak 1928-2012

Maurice Sendak died today. Come see the vast array of books that he had a hand in... A display of books is up in the Music & Curriculum Library. The New York Times has a wonderful obituary for him here Here are a few photos of the books that we've got for you to see

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Really Cool New Things in the Arts

1- The BBC and Arts Council of Britain have created an inter-arts space as part of the Cultural Olympiad that brings together streaming theatre, film, dance, music and more. You can watch a South African theatre troup perform Venus and Adonis at the Globe Theatre, Ridley Scott's first film Boy and Bicycle, or take a tour through John Peel's record collection. http://thespace.org/
Best of all... It looks as though most, if not all, of the content is available worldwide!

2- An iPad app to learn about Leonardo's anatomy drawings... This looks amazing. It isn't free, but it's pretty inexpensive... Produced by Touch Press for the Royal Collection, also known as The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace Details http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/news/leonardo-app or at Touch Press's site http://www.touchpress.com/titles/leonardo-da-vinci-anatomy/

3- Bill Barclay, who is in residence at UWM for part of this spring, writing music for Rebecca Holderness's production of Chekhov's Three Sisters, is working his way through Shakespeare, reading it aloud in public spaces. He recently read part of Romeo & Juliet from one of the Second Folios owned by the UWM Libraries' Special Collections. Bill's website is here http://www.shakespearealoud.com/