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Kelvin Smith Library Exhibits News
The Kelvin Smith Library’s Special Collections has so much news in the way of exhibits!
To begin, the first floor Art Gallery is getting a makeover! Coming this fall, the Art Gallery will feature new wall panels, like those in professional art galleries and museums. Such panels adapt to the needs of each exhibit (panels are paintable and movable), permitting a more natural flow through an exhibit.
Currently running in the Hatch Reading Room on the second floor of KSL is the Epicurean Adventures exhibit, which explores the evolution of cookbooks and gastronomic-related texts as documents of history, culture, gender roles and the growing interest in sustainable food practices. In the end, you’ll walk away from this experience feeling encouraged to reconsider the cookbook as an historical primary document. On display throughout the summer, Epicurean Adventures is a beautiful, interesting and informative exhibit you need to see!
On July 14 beginning at 5:30 in the evening, to complement the Epicurean exhibit, KSL will be hosting a panel discussion featuring local food journalists David Farkas, Mary Sweeney and Elaine Cicora. Discussions will be centered around how food journalism has changed in light of technology, how gender plays into food documentation, changes in food and hospitality industry and a few lighter questions about the speakers' experiences related to food memories. If you’re interested in attending, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lastly, this year marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. As a nod to Bill and his affect on pop culture, KSL will be hosting Shakespeare Goes Pop! We are currently seeking submissions from all CWRU and CIA community members. Anything goes regarding your view of how this iconic writer has affected what we see and hear daily — commercials, movies, posters, etc. Submissions are due September 9 to email@example.com.
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Renovations Happening at KSL
Please pardon our mess for the next few weeks, as we are working efficiently to improve the Kelvin Smith Library. Though flexible and may be adjusted, the schedule of changes and floors affected is as follows:
Beginning June 15: Tear-out and installation of 3rd Floor Atrium and Quiet Study Area
Beginning June 27: Tear-out and installation of 2nd Floor Atrium, O’Neill Reading Room, Research Commons, Dampeer Room and Hatch Reading Room
Beginning July 5: Tear-out and installation of Cramelot, Reference Collection, Lower Level Atrium and Collaboration Rooms
Please note the following regarding changes and construction at KSL:
The Service Desk is available for any help at all, including finding alternative workspaces
All collections will remain available throughout the entire installation process
Updates will be provided regularly to keep the transition as easy as possible on all KSL visitors
Thank you in advance for your cooperation!
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