Category Archives: Art & Design

New York Times webinars, July 2016


The SVA Library subscribes to for all students, faculty, and staff in the SVA community. Their monthly webinar series for July is happening this Thursday, the 28th in a 3-part series. Please join The New York Times in Education on Thursday, July 28, 2016, to learn how to activate a account, briefly tour, and tour the online teaching resource from The New York Times in Education,, in 3-part sessions.

Register for any or all sessions below. You will receive a confirmation email with your personal webinar meeting link and may select the ‘Add to Calendar’ option to place the webinar session in your time zone.

Thursday, July 28th 

Webinar 1: 11:00am – 11:15am EST
Activating a account via school domain authentication
RSVP:11AM How To Grab a Pass Webinar


Webinar 2: 1:00pm – 1:20pm EST Introduction: Post Activation
RSVP: 1PM Intro Webinar


Webinar 3: 2:00pm – 2:20pm EST
The New York Times in Education Website – Instructional Resources for classrooms
RSVP: 2PM NYTimes in Education Instructional Demo Webinar

The meeting platform GoToWebinar will install a plug-in for your internet browser (once installed, you may be prompted to give permission for the plug-in to run), so please be sure to click link 2-3 minutes before we start. Feel free to use the chat box to ask questions; they are answered near the conclusion.

New DVDs & Blu-Rays have arrived!

We just got a huge shipment of new DVDs & Blu-Rays! So many, in fact, that we had to add extra shelving to display it all! Come on in and check out some great films, docs, anime, TV shows, & more. Here are some trailers to whet your appetite:

Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld, & Muna Otaru show some true grit in revisionist Western, The Keeping Room:

Karen Black & Oliver Reed star in Burnt Offerings, an offbeat 70’s haunted house thriller:

Get deeply meta with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s camp-action, lost classic Last Action Hero:

Harold LLoyd’s timeless silent film, Safety Last, finally gets the Criterion Collection treatment:

Enjoy these films and more at the SVA Library!

RIP, Darwyn Cooke (1962-2016)


Darwyn Cooke has passed away. Cooke’s work for DC Comics & DC Animation was legendary, including storyboarding Batman: The Animated Series; title design for Batman Beyond; adaptations of Richard Stark’s Parker series, and most of all for The New Frontier (both the comic and the subsequent animated film):


Read more about Cooke’s legacy here:

The SVA Library has put up a memorial to Cooke, featuring an extensive collection of his best work:


RIP, Marisol


RIP, Maria Sol Escobar, the artist better know as Marisol, who died on Saturday, April 30th in Manhattan. Her fusion of Pop Art imagery with pre-Columbian folk art caused a stir when she first began exhibiting in New York in the late 1950s.

We’ve created a display at the front of the library to highlight her life and work. Books on display include:

marisol sculpMarisol: Sculpture and Works on Paper




marisol septMarisol: September 20-October 21, 1995




marisol recentMarisol, recent sculptures : March 4-28, 1998, Marlborough




…and more.

German Cinema at the SVA Library

The spotlight is on contemporary German cinema at the SVA Library! Post-reunification, German cinema exploded with a fresh and powerful energy as new directors filled screens with a veritable feast of impressive films. Below are some trailers to whet the appetite:

Fatih Akin has tackled issues of German cultural identity with regards to Turkish immigration in such forceful films as The Edge Of Heaven:

Hans Weingartner’s The Edukators is one of the coolest political thrillers of the 00’s:

Lastly, Tom Tykwer is perhaps best known for his crossover smash Run Lola Run but his follow-up film is just as good:

Check out these films and more at the SVA Library!

Extended Hours & Free Coffee Next Week!

The SVA Library will have extended hours for the final week of the Spring 2016 semester, as follows:

Monday 4/25 – Thursday 4/28: 8:30am – 11pm
Friday 4/29: 8:30am – 10pm
Saturday 4/30: 12pm – 8pm
Sunday 5/1: 12pm – 10pm

Extended hours sign


To aid in your end-of-the-semester scramble, the library will be serving free coffee Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings next week from 5-10pm!


Good luck with your final projects and papers!

New Book: The Art of the Simon and Kirby Studio

skcoverJoe Simon and Jack Kirby worked collaboratively for over three decades. In that time they wrote and illustrated several hundred comics, created classic characters (such as Captain America), and pioneered new comics genres. This new book from Abrams, The Art of the Simon and Kirby Studio, includes over 350 pages of artwork photographed directly from the originals housed in Joe Simon’s private archive. Complete with white-out, tape, and overlays, the book not only offers a chance to view these rare materials, but also a glimpse of the development process. From the Popmatters review: “Reading this book is like entering the offices of Simon and Kirby and rifling through their files, scouring the slush pile, even breathing in the smoke from one of Kirby’s cigars. It’s a museum in miniature, and like so much else these two artists touched, it’s a wonder to behold.”