9 from the Nineteens
The mid-20th century ushered in an artistic renewal within the realm of fine art printmaking as artists explored the limits of this medium.
This exhibition shares a selection of fine art prints from the University Art Collection that date from the mid-1960s through the late 1980s.
On display in the McCutchan Exhibition Space located in the Wright Administration Building near Forum I.
The John M. Lawrence '73 Library Spring 2023 Exhibitions
Open to the Public: Tuesday & Thursday 1- 4 pm
EXHIBITIONS RUN THROUGH APRIL 27, 2023
Open by Appointment --Evenings Available
Contact Susan Colaricci Sauls • firstname.lastname@example.org
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Federico Castellón's Mask of the Red Death: A Fantasy by Edgar Allan Poe
A series of lithographs based on Poe’s original version of The Mask of the Red Death: A Fantasy as published by Graham’s Magazine in 1842.
Hellenistic Krater: Examination of an Artifact
Explore the history, iconography, and the artistic process that created this ancient antiquity.
About The John M. Lawrence '73 Library
The Lawrence Library exists to educate and inspire the members of the University community and the surrounding region through exhibition, research, and preservation of its collections of historical and artistic manuscripts and artifacts.
The concept for the Lawrence Library sprang from the friendship of Patricia (Patty) Aakhus and John M. Lawrence. The Library is named for Lawrence, a graduate of USI’s class of 1973 and an international expert and collector of medieval manuscripts, for his generous support of the College of Liberal Arts. John Lawrence donated many items to the Library, including a collection of medieval manuscripts as well as other artifacts, for use as a study collection for students. Patty Aakhus was an associate professor of English and served as the director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies and program director in International Studies. Aakhus also published three novels based on medieval texts that she studied and translated.
Patricia Aakhus served as the first caretaker of the Lawrence Library. Since her death in 2012, the College of Liberal Arts oversaw the Library until 2018 when Susan Colaricci Sauls, Director of University Art Collections, officially took over the management of the space and the collection.
The Lawrence Library prides itself on the student leadership of the space. Each semester there is a Senior Student Archivist and one to two Student Archivists that curate exhibitions, research manuscripts and artifacts, and participate in collections management and care.
Open by Appointment. Classes welcome. Contact Susan Colaricci Sauls for more information.
Using the John M. Lawrence '73 Library
Open to the public by appointment. Contact Susan Colaricci Sauls for more information.
For students. Students may investigate the collections for Honors research, colloquium presentations, and research project topics
For Faculty. Here is how faculty have used the collections.
- ARTH 323 Greek Art group projects provided research on the history, iconography, and artistic process for the exhibit about the University’s Hellenistic Greek Krater, dated around 350 BCE
- SPAN 290x “Sights and Sounds of Spain” visited Goya: A Cultural Commentary to discuss the period of Spanish history depicted in the artist’s work.
- FREN 490 French Women Writers were reading a work that referenced a quipus, a recording device used by ancient civilizations, and viewed the quipus in the University Collection.
- ART 361 Printmaking I visited two exhibitions featuring print examples of what they were learning in the studio.
About the University Art Collection
Find our exhibitions
The John M. Lawrence '73 Library is located in LA 0119.
Pedestrians may enter the John M. Lawrence '73 Library and the McCutchan Art Center and Pace Galleries from the main level or the lower level of the Liberal Arts Center.
The McCutchan Exhibition Space is located in the Wright Administration Building near the Forums.
Find parking locations in the interactive map links to the left.