Spring 2024 Art Exhibitions In New York

By: Amanda Lea Perez, Substitute Visual & Performing Arts-Art Librarian

Welcome back, Queens College Art Students! 

As the new Art Librarian at the Queens College Library for the spring semester, I look forward to assisting you with your art research needs! The Art Collection on the sixth floor of the Benjamin S. Rosenthal building contains printed books, exhibition catalogs, art pamphlets, periodicals, and rare books, as well as digital resources with access to ebooks and art-centric databases. Databases such as Artstor provide access to visual reproductions of many works of art, but part of the experience of being an art student requires seeing art in person, which is why we at the QCL have put together an art resource information board on the sixth floor, which highlights upcoming Art exhibitions in New York City. Additionally, we have provided information on how to acquire complimentary admission to New York Institutions. 

Complimentary Admission

CUNY Arts (with CUNY ID)
Cuny Arts provides students with free access to arts and cultural institutions like the Leslie-Lohan Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art, Museum of the City of New York, MoMA, El Museo del Barrio, Whitney Museum of American Art, Poster House, and The Frick Collection

Culture Pass (with NYC Public Libraries)
CUNY students can also sign up for a public library card at Brooklyn, Queens, or NYPL, which provides access to museums via Culture Pass. Enter your library card number and four-digit pin, and students can reserve a pass online for a select day to visit museums such as the Brooklyn Museum, International Center of Photography, The Morgan Library & Museum, Museum of Arts and Design, Museum of Chinese in America, Museum of the Moving Image, New Museum, The Noguchi Museum, Guggenheim Museum, and the Ukrainian Museum.

ID NYC
Using your ID NYC identification card allows you a one-year Membership for museums like the Drawing Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Queens Museum of Art, and Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

FREE DAYS
Museums and cultural institutions in NYC also offer complimentary admission days. The American Folk Art Museum, the Bronx Museum of Art, the Sculpture Center, the Center for Book Arts, and the Grolier Club are always free! The Metropolitan Museum of Art is Pay What You Wish for New York Students. Cooper Hewitt is Pay What You Wish from 5 to 6 p.m. daily. Several museums throughout NYC offer free admission on Friday evenings, such as the Rubin Museum of Art and the New-York Historical Society

Spring 2024 Art Exhibitions

Bard Graduate Center Gallery (February 23 – July 7, 2024): Work by the 20th-century artist Sonia Delaunay will be on view at the Bard Graduate Center Gallery from February 23 – July 7, 2024.  Admission is free all day on the first Friday of each month. You can read about Sonia Delaunay at Queens College in the Art Stacks on Level 6

Brooklyn Museum (February 10 – July 7, 2024): The dynamic duo of New York musicians turned art collectors Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz will be exhibiting artwork from their personal collection at the Brooklyn Museum. Works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Gordon Parks, Lorna Simpson, and Kehinde Wiley will be on view from February 10 – July 7, 2024. Admission is free on the first Saturday of every month from 5–11 pm; free tickets are also available through Culture Pass. 

Cooper Hewitt (until August 11, 2024): Cooper Hewitt is exhibiting An Atlas of Es Devlin until August 11, 2024. Es Devlin is a contemporary visual artist and stage designer who crosses the boundaries into a variety of art mediums, including immersive projection-mapped sculptures. Es Devlin’s first monograph is available at Queens College Library, thanks to the generous donation through the Professor Libby Tannenbaum Memorial Endowed Fund for Art Library Acquisitions.

Metropolitan Museum of Art (February 25 – July 28, 2024):  After the closure of Vertigo of Color: Matisse, Derain, and the Origins of Fauvism and Manet/Degas at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, spring will open with several exhibitions such as The Harlem Renaissance and Transatlantic Modernism (February 25 – July 28, 2024), and Weaving Abstraction in Ancient and Modern Art (March 5 – June 16, 2024)—the Metropolitan Museum of Art is always Pay-What-You-Wish for New York students.

Museum of Modern Art (March 31 – July 20, 2024): Work by the artist Käthe Kollwitz will be on display at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) from March 31 to July 20, 2024. Books about Kollwitz can be found in the Art Stacks on Level 6. CUNY students receive free admission to MoMA. 

New Museum (until March 3, 2024): Contemporary artist Judy Chicago’s retrospective Herstory is on view at the New Museum until March 3, 2024. The Art Collection contains many books about Judy Chicago. Discounted tickets are available to CUNY students; free tickets are available on Culture Pass. 

Noguchi Museum (March 20 – July 28, 2024): A retrospective by the artist Toshiko Takaezu: Worlds Within will be displayed from March 20, 2024 – July 28, 2024, at the Noguchi Museum. Admission to the museum is free on the first Friday of every month.

MoMA PS1 (April 4  – September 2, 2024): The retrospective by the artist Pacita Abad is on view at MoMA PS1 from April 4 – September 2, 2024. Melissa Cody: Webbed Skies will also be on view until September 2, 2024. Thanks to the generous donation through the Professor Libby Tannenbaum Memorial Endowed Fund for Art Library Acquisitions, new monographs from Pacita Abad and Melissa Cody have been added to the Art Collection. CUNY students receive free admission to MoMA PS1. 

Ukrainian Museum (until April 7, 2024): Folkart by the Ukrainian artist Maria Prymachenko is on view at the Ukrainian Museum until April 7, 2024. Free admission to the Ukrainian Museum is available on Culture Pass. The exhibition catalog is available in the sixth-floor Art Collection.

Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library Art Collection wishes Queens College art students an inspiring spring semester; if you have any questions or need assistance while you navigate the Art World, stop by room 603.


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January 2024: National Hobby Month 

by: Gianna Fraccalvieri, QCL Information Assistant

January 2024 is National Hobby Month! As we step into a new year and semester, consider picking up an old pastime or trying something new to enjoy the countless personal and professional rewards that hobbies can offer you. If you’re looking for a place to start, please visit the book display dedicated to the historical and current practice of popular hobbies in the U.S. located on the main level of the Queens College Library (Rosenthal 3rd floor). 

This month’s cultural awareness collection seeks to provide a variety of hobby-related resources, from step-by-step guides to detailed histories and scholarly analyses of the social and emotional impacts of different leisurely ventures. Some of the activities highlighted in this display include cooking and baking, video gaming, reading and writing, DIY crafting, caring for plants and pets, physical fitness, fashion design and cosplay, stargazing, and much more! To further explore your interests, please browse the print books and E-Books on display, use OneSearch to find related sources, and meet with a librarian for in-depth inquiries. 

Hobby Month Book Display
Queens College Library (Rosenthal 3rd floor) book display of historical and current practices of popular hobbies. 

Recent research has linked the perception of a positive work-life balance with the regular practice of hobbies among a sample of undergraduate students, suggesting that carving out time to enjoy personal interests outside of school and work could help reduce overall stress. Additionally, other articles report that having hobbies can enhance levels of productivity, creativity, and originality among scholars and professionals by encouraging more divergent thought processes throughout our daily responsibilities.  

For more information about how to pursue your recreational interests as a member of the Queens College community, please review the following resources: 

Display and blog post created by Gianna Fraccalvieri, an Information Assistant at Queens College Library and MLS/MA student at Queens College GSLIS. 


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December 2023: Universal Human Rights Month (UHRM)  

by: Gianna Fraccalvieri, QCL Information Assistant

On December 10th, 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was published by the United Nations General Assembly to officially define and defend the inherent rights of all human beings for the first time in history. In honor of this milestone, the world celebrated the 75th anniversary of Human Rights Day on Sunday, December 10th, 2023. Please help us raise awareness for Universal Human Rights Month (UHRM) this December by visiting the book display on the main level of the Queens College Library (Rosenthal 3rd floor). 

Highlighting the 2023 UHRM theme of “Freedom, Equality and Justice for All,” the books on display include works across the fields of history, political science, anthropology, sociology, gender studies, economics, and more to provide a multilayered perspective on universal human rights issues. Feel free to browse the physical books on display as this month’s cultural awareness installment, use OneSearch to find related E-Books, or meet with a librarian to discuss further research options.   

As a major achievement in international and multicultural collaboration, the UDHR has been translated into more than 500 languages and influenced the formation of over 70 human rights treaties. To learn more about this legacy and how to get involved in universal human rights advocacy efforts, please visit the following links: 

Display and blog post created by Gianna Fraccalvieri, an Information Assistant at Queens College Library and MLS/MA student at Queens College GSLIS. 


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National Family Caregivers Month (NFCM) Book Display

This November, please join us in observing National Family Caregivers Month (NFCM) by viewing the book display located on the main level of the Queens College Library (Rosenthal 3rd floor). According to the Caregiver Action Network (CAN), which is the non-profit organization responsible for organizing NFCM, there are “more than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age.” To learn more about the challenges across diverse caregiving experiences, and to explore supportive resources for caregivers and their families, please browse the books on display, search for E-books online via OneSearch, or request a research appointment with a librarian.  

National Family Caregivers Month Book Display
Queens College Library’s Book Display for National Family Caregivers Month

As this month’s edition of the Library’s cultural awareness book displays, this collection acknowledges the 2023 NFCM theme of #CaregiversConnect by elevating educational resources, shared stories, and support networks across a variety of caregiving situations. Organized support services, such as those offered through the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL), may alleviate some of the emotional, practical, and financial pressures experienced by family caregivers throughout their honorable efforts to help their loved ones. 

For more information about how you can get involved in supporting the NFCM 2023 #CaregiversConnect campaign, please consult the following resources:  

Display and blog post created by Gianna Fraccalvieri, an Information Assistant at Queens College Library and MLS/MA student at Queens College GSLIS. 

James J. Periconi Collection Research Fellows

This month, in collaboration with the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, the Library’s Special Collections and Archives welcomes two visiting fellows who will be conducting research with the James J. Periconi Collection of Italian-Language American Imprints. 

To meet the Fellows and learn about their research, please register for the luncheon on November 14.

2023 Inaugural Fellows 

Lindsey Kingston
Lindsey Kingston

Lindsey N. Kingston is an Associate Professor of International Human Rights at Webster University in Saint Louis, Missouri. She directs the Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies, which includes overseeing the undergraduate program in International Human Rights. Kingston edited Human Rights in Higher Education: Institutional, Classroom, and Community Approaches to Teaching Social Justice (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) and Statelessness, Governance, and the Problem of Citizenship (Manchester University Press, 2021). She also authored the monograph Fully Human: Personhood, Citizenship, and Rights (Oxford University Press, 2019), which won the International Studies Association’s 2020 Human Rights Best Book Award. She is an Italian-American dual national with advanced Italian language proficiency. 

Carmen Petruzzi
Carmen Petruzzi

Carmen Petruzzi is a postgraduate research fellow at the Department of Humanistic Studies at the University of Foggia. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Modern Literature, a Master’s degree in Modern Philology, and another in Science of Education. In 2022, she passed the national competitive examination as a teacher of Italian and History at High School. She obtained her PhD in April 2019 at the University of Florence and immediately afterward she perfected her knowledge of qualitative and quantitative methods in a one-year internship in New York between the summer of 2019 and the summer of 2020. She currently collaborates with Antonella Cagnolati, Full Professor of History of Education and Comparative Education at the University of Foggia. She has always been interested in migration with a specific focus on the effects on children’s life histories and projects. Since 2020 she has been working on the reconstruction of educational processes within the broader topic of the history of Italian emigration. Her research investigation intends to illuminate the lesser-known path of autonomy and independence achieved between the late 19th and early 20th century, particularly by the second generations who filled the educational gap between the parent’s generation and long-standing American residents. 

To learn more about the collection, you can browse titles in the CUNY OneSearch catalog or explore a curated website that includes images and essays. 


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Queens College Library Halloween Display

by: Gianna Fraccalvieri, QCL Information Assistant

Halloween Book Display
Queens College Library Halloween Display – Rosenthal 3rd fl.

As Tuesday, October 31st approaches, we invite you to stop by the main floor of the Queens College Library (Rosenthal 3rd floor) to view this year’s Halloween book display! If you are interested in learning more about the history of Halloween, horror fiction and film, and similar topics, please come in to browse the physical collection. You can also peruse related E-books online via OneSearch, explore our digital and streaming resources, and meet with a librarian to discuss more in-depth research questions.

Children’s Books

Additionally, a selection of Children’s books is available if you are looking to entertain the younger loved ones in your life with age-appropriate stories this Halloween. This collection is part of the Library’s cultural awareness book displays for October 2023, as well as our display for Italian American Heritage Month. Feel free to ask about the displays at the Information Desk.

Events

Upcoming Halloween-related events on campus include the screening of the Japanese horror film:

  • The Ring on Tuesday, October 31st from 5:00pm – 8:00pm

The film will be shown in Queens Hall 120, presented by the Japanese Studies program. For more information, contact joshua.rogers@qc.cuny.edu.

Display and blog post created by Gianna Fraccalvieri, an Information Assistant at Queens College Library and MLS/MA student at Queens College GSLIS.


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Looking Back: 25 Years of Research from the TIME 2000 Mathematics Teacher-Preparation Program

TIME2000 Event Mathematics Teaching

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the TIME 2000 Program and the 20th anniversary of the annual TIME 2000 conference: “Celebrating Mathematics Teaching.” The conference, attended by hundreds of high school students and their math teachers, celebrates the joy of mathematics and promotes mathematics education as a rewarding career option. To commemorate this significant milestone, the Queens College Library has compiled a bibliography of research and reports related to the TIME 2000 program since its inception. 

Founded in 1997 by Queens College Professors Alice Artzt and Eleanor Armour Thomas with funding from the National Science Foundation, The Teaching Improvement through Mathematics Education (TIME) 2000 is a highly successful program at the Queens College School of Education dedicated to recruiting and training future mathematics teachers. One of TIME’s innovative features is that students progress through the program as a cohort, providing a valuable support network during their undergraduate experience and serving as the foundation for their future professional connections. On a monthly basis, TIME undergraduates participate in seminars covering topics such as educational technology and the relationship between mathematics and other fields of study.  

31 August 2014 “Study With the Best: TIME 2000” CUNY  TV 75 video  

In exchange for their scholarship, TIME 2000 undergraduates agree to teach for a minimum of two years in middle school or high school. TIME program graduates can be found in schools across the New York Metropolitan area. 

We invite you to explore the bibliography to gain a deeper understanding of how TIME 2000 has been an innovator in the field of teacher preparation. 

TIME 2000 Bibliography Marking the 25th Anniversary  

Books & Book Sections

Artzt, A. F., & Curcio, F. R. (Eds.). (2021). The inspirational untold stories of secondary mathematics teachers. Information Age Publishing, Inc. https://cuny-qc.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01CUNY_QC/347ek8/alma9994477979706137
Artzt, A., & Sultan, A. (2007). Reforming Mathematics Teacher Preparation: Now is the TIME! In Issues in Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Mathematics (pp. 72–81). Russian State Pedagogical University Press.
Artzt, A., Curcio, F., & Sultan, A. (2023). Incorporating Learning-to-Teach Trajectories and Identity Development in a Model Undergraduate Mathematics Teacher Preparation Program. In AMTE Professional Book Series.
Artzt, A., Curcio, F., & Sultan, A. (2004). The Design and Implementation of an Innovative Four-year Secondary Mathematics Teacher Preparation Program. In Problems of Theory and Practice in Teaching Mathematics (pp. 61–71). Hertzen State Pedagogical University.
Artzt, A., Curcio, F., Sultan, A., & Wachter, T. (2003). Rethinking Secondary Mathematics Teacher Preparation. In Beyond the Boundaries: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Learning and Teaching (pp. 69–80). Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc. https://cuny-qc.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01CUNY_QC/347ek8/alma990047286620106137

Television

Piña, T. (2014). From Combat to Campus: Veterans at CUNY. CUNY TV. //www.cuny.tv/show/studywiththebest/PR2002512
Piña, T. (2014). The Best of Season 13. CUNY TV. //www.cuny.tv/show/studywiththebest/PR2002583

Journal Articles

Artzt, A., & Curcio, F. (2007). TIME 2000: A Mathematics Teaching Program. The Mathematics Teacher, 100(8). https://cuny-qc.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01CUNY_QC/1osl74v/cdi_proquest_journals_204676136
Artzt, A. F., & Curcio, F. R. (2008). Recruiting and retaining secondary mathematics teachers: lessons learned from an innovative four-year undergraduate program. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 11(3), 243–251. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10857-008-9075-y
Artzt, A., & Sultan, A. (2003). Math Education and Math Faculty Collaboration in Building a Comprehensive H.S. Teacher Preparation Program. MER Newsletter, 15(2), 6–7, 14–15.
Artzt, A., & Sultan, A. (2003). An Innovative Secondary Mathematics Teacher Preparation Program. MER Mathematics and Education Reform Newsletter, 16(1), 1,-4–5, 10–11.
Artzt, A., Curcio, F., & Weinman, N. (2007). Teachers need to sell mathematics teaching: Reaching out to excellent high school students. NCSM Journal of Mathematics Education Leadership, 10(1), 4–7.
Artzt, A. F., Sultan, A., Curcio, F. R., & Gurl, T. (2012). A capstone mathematics course for prospective secondary mathematics teachers. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 15(3), 251–262. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10857-011-9189-5
Artzt, A., Curcio, F., & Weinman, N. (2006). Hosting a Conference for High School Students: An Innovative Recruitment Strategy. Urban Scholar.
Artzt, A. F., Curcio, F. R., & Sultan, A. (2013). Queens College: A Program for Math Teachers Requires a Complex Formula. Phi Delta Kappan, 94(7), 23–23. https://doi.org/10.1177/003172171309400707
Curcio, F., Artzt, A., & Porter, M. (2005). Providing Meaningful Fieldwork for Preservice Mathematics Teachers: A College-School Collaboration. The Mathematics Teacher, 98(9). https://cuny-qc.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01CUNY_QC/1osl74v/cdi_proquest_journals_204638281
Curcio, F., Artzt, A., & Porter, M. (2006). Designing Innovative Fieldwork: Beyond the Theory-in-Practice Focus. Urban Scholar.
Sultan, A., & Artzt, A. (2003). Mathematicians Are from Mars, Math Educators Are from Venus: The Story of a Successful Collaboration. Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 52. https://community.ams.org/notices/200501/comm-artzt.pdf

Newspaper Articles

Bode, N. (2003, October 26). SOLVING A BIG PROBLEM College working to add math teachers. New York Daily News. https://queens.ezproxy.cuny.edu/login?url=https://www.proquest.com/newspapers/solving-big-problem-college-working-add-math/docview/305834069/se-2?accountid=13379
Hogwood, B. (2009, June 4). Students + cash = better teachers in classrooms. Queens Chronicle. https://www.qchron.com/news/queenswide/students-cash-better-teachers-in-classrooms/article_aa207824-c3f7-576e-b941-39cd05810d8c.html
Smith, K. (2020). Teamwork, mentoring secret to Queens College math ed program. NYSUT United. https://www.nysut.org/news/nysut-united/issues/2020/july/queens-college
Woodberry, W. (2004, December 5). MAKING MATH MERRY Program aims to attract “cool” students. New York Daily News, 1. https://queens.ezproxy.cuny.edu/login?url=https://www.proquest.com/newspapers/making-math-merry-program-aims-attract-cool/docview/305937350/se-2?accountid=13379

Visit the TIME 2000 Bibliography on Zotero


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Meet BlackMass Publishing at the Library!

On Black Solidarity Day, meet BlackMass Publishing and celebrate the Library’s acquisition of the BlackMass Collection. 

Founders of BlackMass publishing

  • When: November 6, 2023 
    • 5:00-5:30pm: Open House / Browse the Collection 
    • 5:30-6:30pm: Talk and Q/A with Yusuf Hassan and Kwamé Sorrell of BlackMass Publishing 
  • Where: Rosenthal Library, Tanenbaum Room 300i 
  • Light refreshments will be served. 

BlackMass Publishing is an independent press promoting and publishing material by Black Artists founded by Yusuf Hassan in 2019. Combining archival photographs and found print material with poetry and jazz music, BlackMass grapples with the blurred lines and idiosyncrasies which make up the collective improvisation of African diasporic culture. 

Photo Credit, Portrait of BlackMass: Ari Marcopoulos

Queens College Special Collections and Archives recently acquired a curated box of over 60 zines from BlackMass Publishing that explore politics, jazz, religion, architecture and other themes. 

Sponsored by: Queens College Library Special Collections and Archives, the Queens College MFA Program, and Queens College Africana Studies, with the generous support of the Pine Tree Foundation of New York. Photo of collection by Annie Tummino.

For more info or to make an appointment to view the BlackMass collection, please contact qc.archives@qc.cuny.edu


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Reveal Digital Student Activism Collection

Special Collections and Archives (SCA) is pleased to announce that Queens College is now represented in the Reveal Digital Student Activism Collection. The completed collection will contain approximately 75,000 pages drawn from repositories around the country. The collection captures the voices of students across the great range of protest, political actions, and equal-rights advocacy from the 20th and early 21st century United States.  

Queens College Library was selected to participate in this project based on the richness of its student activism materials. SCA carefully collated and packed approximately 600 items and sent them off to Reveal Digital to be scanned and cataloged. The Queens College collection includes student publications created by Black and Latinx students, as well as papers from the collections of alumni Mark Levy, Harvey Silver, Elliot Linzer, Michael Wenger, Andrew Berman, and Phyllis Padow-Sederbaum, and faculty members Michael Wreszin and Oscar Shaftel. Issues such as academic and student freedom, civil rights, high school organizing, and the anti-war movement are well represented. 

The mission of Reveal Digital is to develop Open Access primary source collections from under-represented 20th-century voices of dissent, crowdfunded by libraries. Collections are made available through JSTOR, a database that provides access to more than 12 million journal articles, books, images, and primary sources.  

To learn more about Queens College Special Collections and Archives, book a research appointment, or inquire about instruction sessions, please email QC.archives@qc.cuny.edu. 


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Queens College Library – Librarian Vacancies Announcement (9/12/23) 

Seeking Candidates as Full-Time Substitute Librarians, and as Part-Time Adjunct Librarians 

Queens College Library (QCL) supports student success and faculty development through its resources, services, and spaces in accordance with the college’s educational mission. QCL seeks creative, collaborative, and user-centered librarians to support teaching and learning in the schools of Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, and Math & Natural Sciences. Our librarians will work with Library and College partners to improve services and outreach to students and faculty across academic departments. QCL encourages innovation in librarianship and expects librarians to possess strong interpersonal and creative skills, and the desire to develop new areas of expertise. 

As members of the Library Faculty, these public service positions will combine core librarianship and teaching responsibilities, such as research assistance and library instruction, with subject specialist and technology-based services to students and faculty.  

The Library and College embrace the diversity of the borough of Queens and welcomes such diversity in its students and personnel. QCL promotes a hybrid work schedule for full-timers (80% on-site, 20% remote), and all positions may include evenings and weekends. 

These positions are open until filled – review of applications begins September 18th. 

For details and to apply for a position, see our Employment page or these direct links: 

Questions about the positions or the hiring process can be addressed to james.mellone@qc.cuny.edu.


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