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Beauty of Digital Histology, an open and free resource

Showing through March 16 2020 March 2-6 is Open Education Week, an international observation that aims to raise awareness about the positive impact of open education on teaching and learning worldwide. Open education is comprised of resources, tools and practices created through the use of free and openly licensed materials. These materials, known as Open […]

Halloween Images from the Comic Arts Collection

Showing through Oct. 31. Images of creepy comics from Cabell Library’s  vast Comic Arts Collection are on view in honor of Halloween and the haunting season. See all of them on VCU Libraries Flickr channel. 

Black Heroes, Black Artists: Comic Arts Collection selections

Showing February evenings (4-8 p.m.) As the new superhero movie Black Panther opens this week, VCU  VCULibraries’ Cabell Screeen considers some African-American artists, writers and characters that have laid the foundation for this moment. “Black Heroes, Black Artists” includes a number of rare and interesting items from VCU Libraries Comic Arts Collection, including: All-Negro Comics (1947) […]

Rare and Unique: Treasures from Special Collections and Archives

Showing afternoons in February.   A fundraising priority for VCU Libraries in 2018 is to establish a $1 million endowment for Special Collections and Archives to support its collection of rare and unique materials for research and teaching. In late 2017,  VCU Libraries received a boost in starting this endowment with a challenge grant of $30,000 […]

Centennial Celebration: RPI and School of Social Work mark founding

Showing through October (afternoons).  In 1917, a group of community leaders formed the Richmond School of Social Economy to educate women to address urban problems. They hired Henry H. Hibbs, Jr. , Ph.D., to direct the school that focused on education for social workers, public health nurses and recreational leaders. The school became the Richmond […]

Jack Kirby Centennial: The King of Comics

Known as the King of Comics, Jack Kirby was one of the comic arts’ most innovative and influential creators. The son of Austrian immigrants, Jack Kirby was born Jacob Kurtzberg on August 28, 1917. He taught himself to draw, and got his first newspaper job drawing editorial cartoons at the age of 18. When he […]

Saturday on the Big Screen: For Monument 10K

Showing Saturday, April 1. VCU is at the center of activity for Saturday’s Monument Avenue 10K. This race is not really about the exercise. It’s a community event with 30,000 participants, many in costume and many just cheering on the sidelines. Named one of the best races in the country by USA Today, Richmond’s biggest block […]

Celebration of the Torah

Showing March 30. In honor of today’s celebration of the gift of a Holocaust Torah to VCU Libraries, the Big Screen shares some images of this beautiful and meaningful religious relic and teaching tool. This Torah scroll, on parchment in the customary Hebrew, was composed in Romania around 1750. During World War II, it was confiscated […]

The Art of Moveable Books from VCU Libraries’ collection

Showing through summer. The Art of Moveable Books exhibition includes selected titles from James Branch Cabell Library’s Book Art Collection that pop-up to form complex sculptures or have kinetic parts that provide an interactive experience. One Red Dot is a popular children’s title by David Carter that features 10 pages of brightly colored abstract shapes that […]

Graphic novels from the father of the form

Through March 7. Fans and followers of comic artist Will Eisner (1917-2005) worldwide are celebrating his creativity and contributions to the comic arts field during Will Eisner Week (March 1-7). The centennial of his birth is March 6, 2017. This pioneer in the field of sequential art is considered to be the father of the […]

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