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Airing Out Our Drawers: 50-ish Years of CalArts’ History and Creativity from the Library and Institute Archives: About the Exhibition

A library guide companion to the CalArts Library Exhibition from October 2022 – May 2023

 

Airing Out Our Drawers: 50-ish Years of CalArts’ History and Creativity from the Library and Institute Archives is a multidisciplinary celebration of CalArts’ legacy of innovation. Selections from each of the CalArts Library’s major collections serve to represent the historical investments, radical pedagogies, and experimental artforms from each of the Institute’s six Schools. The Library is home to the Institute Archives, a robust Artists' Book collection, Special Collections, and many more unique resources that have the potential to meaningfully enrich creative practice. By examining our community’s history and artistry, we can find the means to deliberately imagine our future.

Posters on Display in the Main Library

Promotional poster for the School of Theater

School of Theater promotional, Osmond S. Guy, c. 1970

Brave New World poster

Brave New World, designer and date unknown

Las Meninas poster

Las Meninas, Julie Mattei, 2007

The Confederacy poster

The Confederacy, Caroline Balog, 1987

Porridge poster

Porridge, designer and date unknown

A View from the Bridge poster

A View from the Bridge, Jamandru Reynolds, 1997

A Midsummer Night’s Dream poster

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, designer unknown, 1987

School of Music promotional poster

School of Music promotional poster, Osmond S. Guy, c. 1970

Hayes/Little recital poster

Hayes/Little, F Ron Miller, 1984

Paul J Sherman poster

Paul J Sherman, designer and date unknown

As the Waters Rise poster

As the Waters Rise, designer unknown, 1983

World Music Festival poster

World Music Festival, Randi Ganulin and Jeannette Gonzalez, date unknown

Quartet for the End of Time poster

Quartet for the End of Time, designer unknown, 1986

School of Art Promotional Poster

School of Art Promotional Poster, Osmond S. Guy, c. 1970

School of Design Promotional Poster

School of Design Promotional Poster, Osmond S. Guy, c. 1970

Box poster

Box, Designer unknown, 1971

Signatures poster

Cal Art Faculty Show, designer and date unknown

CalArts Program in Photography poster

CalArts Program in Photography, designed by Lorraine Wild, date unknown

School of Humanities promotional poster

School of Humanities promotional poster, Osmond S. Guy, c. 1970

Octavio Paz poster

Octavio Paz, Troy Alders, 1986

Victor Hernandez Cruz & Adrian Castro poster

Victor Hernandez Cruz & Adrian Castro, designer unknown, 1997

Lucille Clifton poster

Lucille Clifton, designer unknown, 1986

George Saunders poster

George Saunders, designer unknown, 2016

May Sarton poster

May Sarton, designer and date unknown

School of Dance promotional poster

School of Dance promotional poster, Osmond S. Guy, c. 1970

Prod MFA2 Thesis Concert poster

Prod MFA2 Thesis Concert, F Ron Miller, 1983

Window Poster

Window, designer unknown, 1989

Last Dance concert

Last Dance Concert, Crystal Yi and Dawoon Jeung, 2013

rock songs and dances poster

rock songs and dances, designer and date unknown

Artifacts: Dreaming a Developing Archeology poster

Artifacts: Dreaming a Developing Archeology, designer unknown, 1979

Spring Dance Concert Poster

Spring Dance Concert, designer unknown, 1999

Film Video promotional poster

School of Film/Video promotional poster, Osmond S. Guy, c. 1970

School of Film/Video Showcase poster

CalArts School of Film/Video Showcase, designer unknown, 2009

Songs of Wool poster

Songs of Wool, designer unknown, 1985

Ye Sook Rhee Film and Video Festival poster

Ye Sook Rhee Film and Video Festival, designer unknown, 1983

Phantom of the Paradise poster

Phantom of the Paradise, designer and date unknown

CalArts School of Film/Video Showcase poster

CalArts School of Film/Video Showcase, designer unknown, 2013

CalArts School of Film/Video Showcase poster

CalArts School of Film/Video Showcase, designer unknown, 2011

Library Exhibition Catalog Zine

This Exhibition Catalog Zine was put together as a group effort by the CalArts Librarians and Library Staff. Flip through the pages to learn more about what treasures are held at the library and how to access them. Physical copies are available at the library Circulation Desk by request.

Contact Us

Airing Out Our Drawers: 50-ish Years of CalArts' History and Creativity from the Library and Institute Archives exhibition and accompanying guides were compiled by the CalArts Library as a retrospective to highlight books, a/v materials, posters, and other materials in the various library collections. This is not a comprehensive representation of all materials or people affiliated with CalArts. If you would like to be included, or have any questions or suggestions about the exhibition, please contact us at libref@calarts.edu.