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photo illustration of images of painted photographs that give the appearance of a painting

Photographers in the 19th and early 20th centuries enhanced their work with water colors, oil paints, chalk, charcoal and crayon to simulate the splendors of traditional oil portraits of the upper classes. “The Painted Photograph: Selections from the B. & H. Henisch Photo-History Collection,” a Penn State University Libraries' Special Collections exhibit, features a selection of these overpainted photographs, showing the rich variety and range of techniques and materials used.

The exhibit is on display through July 30 in the Henisch Room, 201A Pattee Library, University Park.

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Exhibits

100 Years of the Pulitzers: Celebrating our Humanity

logo to commemorate the centennial of the Pulitzer Prize with an image of the medal to the right of the numerals for 100 enclosed in a circle

Featuring materials from the University Libraries’ arts and humanities collections, this exhibit, on display through Aug. 30, features the works of Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction and nonfiction writers, poets and playwrights who have championed the cause of social equality and democracy and who have significantly impacted American art and culture. The exhibit is located in the Diversity Studies Room, 203 Pattee Library, University Park.

 

Plastics: Knowledge and Information Taking Shape

colorful, plastic expandable toys

Exploring the ubiquitous world of polymers from polyester clothing to recycling, this exhibit, on display through August 9, 2017, is located in the Pattee Library central display cases and adjacent Sidewater Commons, University Park. The exhibit features the University Libraries' plastic-related books, 3D printing, and a recap of the "Great Book Move," a 2016 performative art event by Viennese artist Katrin Hornek.
 

Events

A Panel Discussion with discussion about Sight Loss Support Group of Central PA & Happy Valley Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind, Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park.

Jun 6,
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

7 p.m., documentary screening about, around, or in Iran, or made by Iranians, Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park, and first floor, Mont Alto Campus Library, Mont Alto.

Jun 7, 7:00 pm

7 p.m., documentary screening about, around, or in Iran, or made by Iranians, Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park, and first floor, Mont Alto Campus Library, Mont Alto.

Jul 5,
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

7 p.m., documentary screening about, around, or in Iran, or made by Iranians, Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, University Park, and first floor, Mont Alto Campus Library, Mont Alto.

Aug 2,
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Pattee and Paterno Libraries and four branch libraries, University Park.

Sep 6, 9:00 am to Sep 7, 5:00 pm
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