The Union County Public Library Systems (UCPLS) received a donation of 27 books on American Art for residents of Union County from the Alice Walton Foundation and Chrystal Bridges Museum of American Art recently.
“This donation provides Union County a collection of books relating to Modern American art, which was a topic previously missing from our collections,” UCPLS executive director, Michael O’Connell said.
While the UCPLS did already carry several general books on art, O’Connell said the donation represents a major enhancement to their collection.
“This is a major upgrade. These books have already proved to be popular with multiple check-outs and in-house uses already,” he said. “The purpose of the program is to expand access to the visual arts to the residents of Arkansas, and we are participating in the trial program.”
The donated books are currently at the Smackover Public Library. They’ll be shared between the five UCPLS library branches in Smackover, El Dorado (Barton), Junction City (Harper Memorial), Huttig, Norphlet and Strong.
African-American Art: A Visual and Cultural History
American Architecture: A History
American Art of the 20th-21st Centuries
Art: the Definitive Visual Guide
Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now
Celebrating the American Spirit: Masterworks from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Crystals in Art: Ancient to Today
Extra/Ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art
Framing America: A Social History of American Art
History of Design: Decorative Arts and Material Culture, 1400-2000
Makers: A History of American Studio Craft
Five distinct volumes of Men of Steel, Women of Wonder: Modern American Superheroes in Contemporary Art (0-5)
Native American Art in the Twentieth Century
Native North American Art
Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art
Outliers and American Vanguard Art
Photography in America
Shadow Patterns: Reflections on Fay Jones and his Architecture
Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America
State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now
What are you looking at?: The Surprising, Shocking, and Sometimes Strange Story of 150 Years of Modern Art
Women, Art, and Society