PROGRAM & SCHEDULE
Registration and Reception, Arizona State Museum
Coffee, Tucson Marriott University Park Hotel
Collection Development Panel
“Collecting Contemporary Art Resources”
“Artists' Books: an affirmation for the book”
"Gifts to the Academic Library: the good, the bad and the really ugly"
"New Digital Initiative at UA School of Art"
Lunch on your own
"Lies and Archives: Fact and Fiction in the Artful Career of Lon Megargee"
Lon Megargee (1883-1960) was Arizona's original cowboy artist, and his story is intertwined with the significant events and institutions connected with this state's history for more than half a century. His archetypal images of the West remain part of the standard recipe of novels, movies and tourist attractions. In his paintings and prints, he pictured archetypal images of life in the West. Tales of adventure, chronicles of pioneer settlement, herds of cattle, wide open spaces, galloping horses, picturesque landscapes and of course, cowboys and Indians, were his stock-in-trade. Such themes remain part of the standard Western recipe of novels, movies and tourist attractions.
"Library Instruction for Art and Art History Students"
Peggy Keeran, Arts and Humanities Reference Librarian, University of Denver
Jeanne Brown, Head, Architecture Studies Library, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Tom Greives, Reference Librarian/Fine Arts Bibliographer, Arizona State University
"New Research on Monuments in
Mexico: Location and Meaning"
Welcome by Dr. Doug Nickel, Director of the Center for Creative Photography.
Location: Center for Creative Photography.
Print Viewing, Center for Creative Photography.
Coffee, Tucson Marriott University Park Hotel.
"Re-Building the Past on Tucson’s West Side"
Moderator: Michael J. Riley, Ph.D., Head of Public Programs and Associate Curator, Arizona State Museum
Panel Participants: Representatives from the Arizona State Museum, Arizona History Museum, the City of Tucson, and Burns Wald-Hopkins Architecture
The Arizona State Museum and Arizona History Museum are jointly engaged with the City of Tucson in planning for the relocation of major cultural attractions on the city’s west side as part of the “Rio Nuevo” district. The project includes Tucson Origins Historic Park, which is planned to include rebuilding the historic Mission San Agustín and the Mission Garden, as well as other archaeological and historic features which evidence four thousand years of human habitation along the Santa Cruz River. The endeavor posits many interesting, and problematic, questions regarding authenticity and the interpretation of the past. Participants will discuss their institution’s plans in light of these issues.
|10:15- 12:15pm||Chapter Business Meeting|
|12:15-2:00pm||Lunch on your own|
"El Presidio Walking Tour"
Tour Guide: R. Brooks Jeffery, Assistant Dean, University of Arizona College of Architecture
This one-and-a-half hour walking tour will discuss buildings and structures representing the three major cultural occupants of the Tucson valley: Native American, Spanish/Mexican, and American. The neighborhood of El Presidio occupies the site of Tucson's original military presidio, or garrison, built in 1775 (and since demolished) that formed the nucleus of Tucson's early settlement on the east side of the Santa Cruz River agricultural flood plain. The residential area, expanding north from the presidio, and originally called Snob Hollow, became an enclave for affluent American residents whose houses represented the latest turn-of-the-century architectural stylistic trends.
Museum self-tour, drinks, and shopping on your own
Choices within walking distance of the end of the tour include visiting the Tucson Museum of Art, shopping at Old Town Artisans, and visiting Etherton Gallery with their current exhibition, "Witness to the West". Cocktails available at a variety of unique and quirky venues. Carpooling will be arranged.
Dinner at nearby Cafe Poca Cosa
Breakfast on your own at Tucson Marriott University Park Hotel or elsewhere.