Ai Weiwei, the world-famous Chinese artist and dissident, will be showing new work at Alcatraz (yes, that Alcatraz) in September 2014.
This is the first time the Rock will host a major contemporary art exhibition, which is being made possible by the San Francisco gallerist Cheryl Haines and her non-profit foundation FOR-SITE, the National Park Service, and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.
Can’t wait until then? The AAU Library has several resources about both Ai Weiwei and the history of Alcatraz, including Ai WeiWei: So Sorry, Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry, Secrets of Alcatraz and Lonely Island: Hidden Alcatraz.
Tags: Art Exhibitions · Bay Area events · Neat News
November 18th, 2013 by Daria
Dolci is holding their last free Dolci by the Bay concert of the season this Friday, November 22, 2013!
Dolci is a piano and oboe duo consisting of Viva Knight and Ted Rust, who have been offering free performances in San Francisco since 2009.
This Friday’s performance will take place at 1:00 PM in the Bay View Room at San Francisco’s Aquatic Park Center, located at 890 Beach Street. For more information, please visit the Dolci website.
Tags: Bay Area events · Neat News
In celebration of world renowned war photographer and photojournalist Robert Capa’s 100th birthday, the International Center of Photography is sharing the recent discovery of a long lost radio interview, believed to be the only recording of his voice, on their website here.
AAU Library has several titles available to learn more about Capa’s amazing body of work, including Robert Capa: The Definitive Collection, Heart of Spain: Robert Capa’s Photographs of the Spanish Civil War and This is War!: Robert Capa at Work.
Tags: Neat News
November 11th, 2013 by Daria
Academy of Art University will be presenting a talk by Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) on Tuesday, November 12th that will focus on the launch of PlayStation 4, as well as job and internship opportunities in the company. The event will be held at the 79 New Montgomery Street Theater at 7:30 p.m.
SCEA has developed many popular games, including The Last Of Us, God of War and inFAMOUS, in addition to being the creators of the PlayStation console. PlayStation has already made its mark in video game history as told in the book, Revolutionaries at Sony: The Making of the Sony PlayStation and the Visionaries Who Conquered the World of Video Games, available for checkout from the AAU Library.
For more information about the event on Tuesday, please visit the Academy of Art University calendar page. To find out more about Sony Computer Entertainment America and PlayStation, please visit the company’s website.
Tags: AAU Events · Networking
November 1st, 2013 by Daria
The School of Visual Development and the School of Illustration will be presenting a talk by Armand Serrano on Thursday, November 7th.
Armand Serrano is a well-known visual development artist who worked on such films as Mulan, Hotel Transylvania and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. He is currently an art director at Sony Pictures Animation and has been working in the animation industry for the past 18 years.
The event will be held at the 79 New Montgomery Street Theater at 7:00 p.m.
For more information you can visit the Academy of Art University Visual Development Facebook page as well as Armand Serrano’s blog.
Tags: AAU Events
November 1st, 2013 by Daria
Game Developers Conference is coming up in March 2014, and student volunteer applications are already being accepted!
GDC is one of the largest conferences for anyone interested in Game Design with some of the world’s leading game development companies attending every year. The conference is held in San Francisco and student volunteers can attend for free in exchange for 20 hours of work. Volunteer tasks include guarding doors, monitoring conference sessions and assisting speakers.
For more information on volunteering, please visit the GDC Conference Associates page. For more information on the conference, please visit the GDC website.
Tags: Conventions · Networking
Hill, Thomas. Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe. 1864. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. LACMA Collections. Web. 30 Oct. 2013.
The AAU Library’s Digital Images page has recently been updated with several new recommended resources, many of which have images available for download!
Check out what Artsy, Getty Search Gateway’s Open Content Program, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Rijks Studio have to offer, just to name a few. And be sure to always search LUNA, the Library’s own digital image database that has over 300,000 high resolution images to support your research and projects at AAU.
Please contact Abby Dansiger, Visual Resources Librarian, with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tags: Digital Images and Luna · Library Services
Submissions are now being accepted through November 22, 2013 to participate in our Spring 2014 Art @ AAU Library exhibition. All current AAU students from every department are invited to apply.
About the Art @ AAU Library project:
The AAU Library is excited to offer current students an opportunity to showcase their artwork in a popular space on campus. In addition, the Library will provide online access to exhibits and feature related resources via the Art @ AAU Library blog to give even more exposure to student artwork and engage the online community.
Email the following with the subject line “STUDENT ART SUBMISSION” to email@example.com:
- Full name
- AAU student ID number
- Phone number
- Email address
- Department and expected graduation date
- Digital images of 5-10 finished pieces
- Brief descriptions of work (title, size, and medium)
- Brief artist statement (1-2 paragraphs)
Do not send or bring any artwork to the Library until requested.
Artwork exhibited in the Library will not be priced for sale.
Please contact Abby Dansiger, Visual Resources Librarian, at 415-618-3761 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Tags: Art Exhibitions · Library Events
October 11th, 2013 by Daria
Academy of Art University will be presenting a panel discussion on Thursday October 17th with Benson Russell and Anthony Newman about their work at Naughty Dog.
Naughty Dog is a subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment and is very well known in the gaming industry for such games as Uncharted, The Last of Us and many others.
The event will be held at the 79 New Montgomery Street Theater at 7:30 p.m.
For more information about the event please visit the Academy of Art University calendar page. To find out more about Naughty Dog please visit the company’s website.
Tags: AAU Events
October 4th, 2013 by Daria
Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit concert is coming up on Oct. 26-27 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View.
The concert includes legendary performers such as Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, The Killers and many others. The event is almost sold out, but lawn tickets are still available from the ticket page. For more information about the Bridge School, please visit the Bridge School Benefit website.
Tags: Bay Area events