Art from CU Exhibit Reception

The reception for the Art from CU exhibit in the 3rd floor gallery was Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 3-5:30pm.  There was a great turnout, and a lot of visitors!  Some of the artists even stopped by, and took photos with their art.  Check out the images here, and make sure to go up to the gallery before the art leaves on January 31, 2018.

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Art From CU Exhibit Opening Reception Nov 14, 2017

Art From CU

The CU art exhibit will have its opening reception on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 3:00-5:30pm.  Please come see all the great art that was submitted to the exhibit in the gallery on the third floor of the Health Sciences Library.

Art From CU 2018(6)

Debra Miller organizes this exhibit, and she installed the art with the help of a ladder and some other staff members at HSL.

Art From CU 2018(3)

The exhibit will be displayed in the gallery from November 7, 2017 until January 31, 2018.  Come check out the exhibit before it ends!

Linda Susak – Landscape Painter

Grand Staircase

Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument 2017

October 2 – 31, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 5, 4-6pm
There will be a drawing for a free painting and food and drinks at the opening reception! Come by and check out my latest paintings!

Health Sciences Library Gallery, 3rd floor
University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus

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New Bartecchi Exhibit

Batecchi Display(4)

In the entryway to HSL, there is a new exhibit featuring the dust jackets from the Bartecchi Southeast Asia Conflict Medical Collection. Each volume in the collection has this bookplate:

Bartecchi Bookplate2

The dust jackets are collected from the volumes donated to HSL. Carl E. Bartecchi donated the volumes in the collection. The collection consists of books highlighting the experiences of doctors, nurses, and surgeons who worked during and around the Vietnam Conflict. The collection also includes a number of volumes analyzing the conflict and historical accounts.

Bartecchi Shelf(2)

The collection itself is located on the 3rd floor in the special collections room. Each of the special collections at HSL are in this room, and you can check out the volumes in each collection. Visit the special collections website for more information about the different special collections at HSL: https://www.hslibrary.ucdenver.edu/special-collections.

Passages – Sarah Van Beckum

Van Beckum flyer

The show ends on September 29, 2017. Join us in the Health Sciences Library Gallery as we display Sarah Van Beckum’s latest journey into abstracting nature’s forms.

The moods and whims of nature influence my work. Making art is a deeply engaging process. As an observer by type, my art can be quiet and contemplative or energetic and aggressive. Drawing from nature’s forms, ingrained from the countryside of my youth, painting is my search for meaning – Sarah Van Beckum

Phrenology – Mid 19th to early 20th century

From the 1840s to the 1920s, the popular medical movement of Phrenology took hold in the U.S. During this time phrenology was similar to pop-psychology. Phrenology was the pseudo-science that claimed to be able to identify a person’s character by the bumps on their skull. The ‘evidence’ was the belief that the brain was made up of 37 unique organs that each controlled a behavior or personality trait. Many practitioners of Phrenology, including most famously the Fowler family, believed that the organs could be exercised and a person could have a better and happier life. It also had contemporary critics and a sinister side.

The Health Science Library has several distinctive artifacts from the mid-19th to early 20th Century practice of Phrenology on exhibit. Please visit the second floor rotunda to experience the past of Phrenology.

Paul Andrews, MA
Collection Development

New Exhibit – Dr. Henry Claman (1930-2016)

Dr. Henry Claman was a man of many interests and accomplishments. He was a member of the faculty of the University of Colorado School of Medicine for over 50 years, 25 of them as Head of the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, and he was the driving force behind the establishment of the Arts and Humanities in Healthcare Program on the Anschutz Medical Campus. In support of the program, Dr. Claman and his wife, Dr. Janet Stewart Claman, established The Henry and Janet Claman Medical Humanities Collection at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Library. An exhibit honoring a few of his accomplishments and contributions to his field, to the University, and to the Health Sciences Library is featured in the exhibit case on the 3rd floor, between the elevator and the Special Collections Room.

[Emily Epstein, Cataloging Librarian]