Library Newsletter

Sotheby's Institute of Art NY Library, May 2017, No. 25

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Peder Severin Kroyer, Summer Evening on the Skagen Southern Beach with Anna Ancher and Marie Kroyer,1893, oil on canvas, 100x150 cms., Skagens Museum, Denmark, accessed May 17, 2017, Bridgeman Education.
The SIA-NY Library will be open this summer! We will operate on a modified schedule.

May 22- June 4:

Monday: 9 am - 5 pm

Tuesday: 9 am - 5 pm

Wednesday: 9 am - 5 pm

Thursday: 9 am - 5 pm

Friday: 9 am - 5 pm

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED

June 5 - September 1:

Monday: 9 am - 5 pm

Tuesday: 9 am - 8 pm

Wednesday: 9 am - 8 pm

Thursday: 9 am - 5 pm

Friday: 9 am - 5 pm

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED

The library will be closed on the following days:

Sat. May 20 and Sun. May 21

Monday, May 29

Tuesday, July 4

September 2-4

Please keep in mind that library hours are subject to change. Please check the library's website or e-mail us at for the most up-to-date hours.

Students who have a Bobst Reading sticker may continue to use Bobst Library over the summer.

2. Need help with your research?

Book an appointment with us! We can help you with your research for your thesis and project.

To book an appointment, click on the button below. Please try to book at least a couple of days in advance. E-mail us at or stop by if you have any questions!

3. Summer Loans

All summer check-outs (books and DVDs) will have a 4 week loan period. The extended loan period will start Wednesday, May 17 and will end on September 8, 2017.

Leaving NYC for the summer? Please return all books by Friday, May 19.

Stay tuned for summer reading suggestions from all of us here at SIA!

Here are some recently acquired titles you want to check out.

4. 2015 Dissertations Now Available

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The 2015 SIA-NY theses that have been awarded with distinction are now bound and available at the library. They may be requested at the library front desk for library use only.

· 9 MAAB theses

· 4 MACA theses

· 1 MAAFDA thesis

- All 14 are listed in the library catalog, Liberty, and are available full-text in ProQuest.

For more information on how to locate past SIA theses (London and New York) and theses from other institutions, please consult the Projects/Theses section of the library website.

5. eBrary is now Ebook Central!

In April, SIA Libraries migrated from eBrary to ProQuest's new ebook platform, Ebook Central.

Here are just a few features of Ebook Central:

- more mobile friendly

- download ebooks to your laptop, tablet or phone and read materials offline

- highlight and take notes in the online copy and have those notes added to your bookshelf

Have questions? Check out Ebook Central's FAQs or e-mail the library at

Have you walked by Rockefeller Center in the last week or watched The Today Show on NBC? If you have, then you have seen Jeff Koon's new installment, Seated Ballerina. To pay a little homage to the contemporary artist, check out the film, Jeff Koons: The 2014 Whitney Retrospective which follows Koon's and the Whitney's Scott Rothkopf as they tour the galleries of Koon's exhibition show at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Watch other documentaries and films on Kanopy!

Looking for some new movies or films to watch over the summer break? Check out Kanopy, the library's Netflix-like streaming video service! Access Kanopy by either clicking the button below or going to the library's E-Resources page and selecting Kanopy.
With the arrival of summer-like temperatures, now is the perfect time to get outside to see some public art installations! Here are a couple that you should most definitely go check out!

Jeff Koons Seated Ballerina

Friday, May 12th, 9am to Friday, June 2nd, 7pm

45 Rockefeller Plaza

New York, NY

Jeff Koon's new installment, Seated Ballerina, is now on display at the Rockefeller Center until June 2. Want some more information about the installment? Check out the Artnet News article!

Anish Kapoor, Descension

Wednesday, May 3rd, 10am to Sunday, Sep. 10th, 11pm

2 Furman Street


Head on over to Brooklyn Bridge Park to see Anish Kapoor's installation, Descension, a whirlpool water installation! Descension will be Kapoor's first installation in NYC and has been installed to celebrate the Public Art Fund's 40th anniversary season. Click here to get more information about the piece!

App suggestion from Student Assistant, Caro Mierins

Looking for something to do in NYC? Want to see if you can fit it in your budget? Then check out Fever, an app that shows you what is happening where based on your interests. Choose different areas that interest you and then filter your results by selecting the neighborhood you want to go to, the date and the theme. Have friends who use Fever? See where they are going and make plans to hang out. Available for free on iOS and Android devices.

Watch these professionals tackle the challenge of digitizing the Klencke Atlas, a 6- foot tall, 350 year-old book that was once in the possession of Charles II. Charles kept the atlas in his own cabinet of curiosities and is one of the main reasons why the atlas is in such good condition!

The Klencke Atlas

About Us

Sotheby's Institute of Art Library

Leah McGowan, Acting Head Librarian
Kaitlyn Curtis, Reference and Cataloguing Librarian

Scott Davis, Library Assistant
Rachel Shaw, Caro Mierins, Elizabeth Howell, Agne Skinderskyte, Emily Cheng, Yao Ma, SolAh Hwang, Madison Smart, Ophelia Masson, Student Assistants