Art Resources Transfer

Art Resources Transfer A.R.T Press | D.U.C. Library Program Art Resources Transfer, Inc. is a non-profit organization committed to documenting and supporting artists' voices and work, and to making these voices accessible to the broadest possible public by establishing innovative methods of distribution and access.
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A.R.T. maintains two interconnected program areas: publishing (A.R.T. Press), and the free distribution of books to underserved communities (DUC Library Program).

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It's Census Day of Action! You can still work towards social justice while social distancing – take 5 minutes and fill o...
04/01/2020
Census 2020

It's Census Day of Action! You can still work towards social justice while social distancing – take 5 minutes and fill out the census:

https://my2020census.gov/

Census data is used to make decisions at every level of government, especially in times of crisis. It makes billions of dollars of a difference for schools, transportation, housing, and crucially, healthcare *for NYC.*

Not being counted is like being invisible. It’s super important and super easy.

#GetCountedNYC

03/23/2020
Important announcement on COVID-19 from the D.U.C.

To protect the health and wellbeing of the communities we serve, the D.U.C. has made the difficult decision to suspend all new shipments of free art books until further notice.

Reading Resources, our free teaching guides, can help students and readers access the arts while staying at home. For tips on transitioning to virtual learning, check out the resources listed in our newsletter (attached below).

Let's stay healthy and continue supporting each other in these challenging times.

In solidarity,
Art Resources Transfer

03/13/2020

Thanks to Mackenzie Salisbury for a detailed and incisive review of Reading Resources for ARLIS/NA Art Libraries Society of North America!

"Contemporary Art can often be hard to understand or access... This resource in its current state is a fantastic primer or resource for contemporary art museums and libraries that work with the general public, school children, or even entry level college students. This guide successfully breaks down complex themes within art and helps the participants to begin to understand and engage..."

For educators and librarians, Reading Resources (https://resources.artresourcestransfer.org/) provides teaching guides on the work of Roni Horn, Lawrence Weiner, and Glenn Ligon. Keep an eye out for our forthcoming guide on Kara Walker this spring.

Thanks to Mackenzie Salisbury for a detailed and incisive review of Reading Resources for ARLIS/NA Art Libraries Society...
03/13/2020
RISS Review: Reading Resources — Roni Horn - Art Libraries Society of North America

Thanks to Mackenzie Salisbury for a detailed and incisive review of Reading Resources for ARLIS/NA Art Libraries Society of North America!

"Contemporary Art can often be hard to understand or access... This resource in its current state is a fantastic primer or resource for contemporary art museums and libraries that work with the general public, school children, or even entry level college students. This guide successfully breaks down complex themes within art and helps the participants to begin to understand and engage..."

For educators and librarians, Reading Resources (https://resources.artresourcestransfer.org/) provides teaching guides on the work of Roni Horn, Lawrence Weiner, and Glenn Ligon. Keep an eye out for our forthcoming guide on Kara Walker this spring.

https://www.arlisna.org/publications/multimedia-technology-reviews/1982-reading-resources-roni-horn

Thanks to Murray High School in Utah for the letter! The D.U.C.'s services are more vital to communities across the coun...
10/03/2019

Thanks to Murray High School in Utah for the letter! The D.U.C.'s services are more vital to communities across the country than ever.

Hilton Als' insightful reflections on on the D.U.C.'s 2019 D.U.C. Honoree Kara Walker:
10/02/2019
Hilton Als on the Films of Kara Walker

Hilton Als' insightful reflections on on the D.U.C.'s 2019 D.U.C. Honoree Kara Walker:

‘Kara Walker reinvents painting and drawing’s conventions, while talking about ideas that are epic in scale and deep in blood,’ Als writes

A.R.T. is thrilled to announce the release of **Reading Resources: Roni Horn**!The third in our series of online teachin...
09/30/2019
Art Resources Transfer / Roni Horn

A.R.T. is thrilled to announce the release of **Reading Resources: Roni Horn**!

The third in our series of online teaching and learning guides, it was developed throughout our celebration of Roni Horn in 2018 and shares her creative methods as a model of literacy, critical thinking, and problem-solving. Guides accompany the 26,000 free art books our D.U.C. Library Program grants each year to 650 public schools, libraries, and prisons nationwide.

Huge thanks to Hauser & Wirth and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs for generously sponsoring this project!

04/25/2019

Words from the Walking Books Library – we're so glad to help!

"Your donation [of D.U.C. books] is reaching a lot of people who work hard but may have had too much life going on to finish high school or go to college or who may feel uncomfortable visiting a traditional library or bookstore... Your donation did not add to our art section, it allowed us to START one. You have made a huge impact here both on me personally, my village and the surrounding communities. We thank you."

Fantastic letter from the Unified ARTS Resource Library at Albuquerque Public Schools — we couldn't agree more! 'Being o...
04/01/2019

Fantastic letter from the Unified ARTS Resource Library at Albuquerque Public Schools — we couldn't agree more!

'Being one of the poorest states, with one of the worst graduation rates in the nation, art isn't often considered an important facet of education in New Mexico. But art helps education; art is education. It's our kids here that need this support the most... I can't vocalize how important it is to challenge with an open mind the establishments of society, art, and expectation. But I don't think I have to explain that to you. It is only with the help of organizations like yours [the D.U.C.] that we can obtain resources like these. It's a beautiful gift.'

A.R.T. is delighted to announce Kara Walker as the 2019 Distribution to Underserved Communities Library Program Honoree!...
03/19/2019

A.R.T. is delighted to announce Kara Walker as the 2019 Distribution to Underserved Communities Library Program Honoree!

With thanks to Sikkema Jenkins & Co., A.R.T. is celebrating Kara Walker by distributing over 25,500 free art books to 650 public libraries, schools, and prisons in her name. A.R.T. will also produce Reading Resources: Kara Walker, an online teaching guide that shares the artist’s methods and ideas among students and readers.

Read more on our website:
http://www.artresourcestransfer.org/#blog/68

Image: Kara Walker, "Slaughter of the Innocents (They Might be Guilty of Something)," 2017, cut paper on canvas, 79 x 220 inches (200.7 x 558.8 cm).

NYC libraries need your support! Tell our city leaders that libraries are NOT A LUXURY -- New York City depends on the r...
03/12/2019
NYPL The New York Public Library

NYC libraries need your support! Tell our city leaders that libraries are NOT A LUXURY -- New York City depends on the resources, safe spaces, education, and enjoyment they make available to all.

Now is the time to make our libraries stronger because libraries make New York City stronger! Sign a letter telling City leaders to #InvestInLibraries today.

Just a few of the many wonderful thank you letters received by D.U.C. participants this year -- in the words of Statesvi...
12/10/2018

Just a few of the many wonderful thank you letters received by D.U.C. participants this year -- in the words of Statesville High School (TX):

'With ever shrinking education budgets, the positive impact your program has will be felt for many years. As you know, art is a fundamental part of everyone's lives, and it sometimes takes a community to take care of our students and to be able to provide the resources they need. We are very grateful to be a recipient of the D.U.C.'s generosity.'

Enormous thanks to the many communities of artists who make the D.U.C. Library Program possible! Kind words from the Sta...
10/25/2018

Enormous thanks to the many communities of artists who make the D.U.C. Library Program possible! Kind words from the Statesville High School Library:

'Art is a fundamental part of everyone's lives, and it sometimes takes a community to take care of our students and to be able to provide the resources they need. We are very grateful to be a recipient of the D.U.C.'s generosity.'

A truly gratifying letter from Barbara Jordan Elementary in Austin Texas:'Every artist I know, famous or otherwise, has ...
05/08/2018

A truly gratifying letter from Barbara Jordan Elementary in Austin Texas:

'Every artist I know, famous or otherwise, has a collection of books in their studio. An art library is incredibly important in art making and literacy. Thank you for providing such an important resource to my students and our community at no cost and no hassle from this exhausted but passionate teacher.'

Art Resources Transfer is thrilled to announce Roni Horn as the 2018 D.U.C. Honoree! Thanks to generous sponsorship by H...
04/18/2018
Art Resources Transfer

Art Resources Transfer is thrilled to announce Roni Horn as the 2018 D.U.C. Honoree! Thanks to generous sponsorship by Hauser & Wirth, we will be distributing an estimated 26,500 free art books to 650 public libraries, schools, and prisons in her name.

A.R.T. will also produce Reading Resources: Roni Horn, an online educational guide that transmits the artist’s practice as a method of reading.

We're proud to create more egalitarian access to the arts with the support of artists whose work is committed to practices of reading and the printed book — we hope you will consider adding your support to theirs by making a contribution:

http://www.artresourcestransfer.org/#donate

Just in! A wonderful thank you from the Licia & Mason Beekly Community Library:
03/28/2018

Just in! A wonderful thank you from the Licia & Mason Beekly Community Library:

We're thrilled to see D.U.C. resources going to great use in West Hills High School Library! Thanks to all #libraries fo...
01/14/2018

We're thrilled to see D.U.C. resources going to great use in West Hills High School Library! Thanks to all #libraries for helping us connect readers with the many voices and ideas featured in the D.U.C.'s catalog of free books.

With Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, we are reminded to thank Art Resources Transfer for donating beautiful art books, including “Marching to the Freedom Dream,” to the library this past fall. #whhspack #grateful

Just in from Sputnik & Fizzle: Divya Victor's 'Semblance: Two Essays', Mason Leaver-Yap's 'Mediated Monologues', and Fre...
12/12/2017

Just in from Sputnik & Fizzle: Divya Victor's 'Semblance: Two Essays', Mason Leaver-Yap's 'Mediated Monologues', and Fred Moten's 'A Poetics of the Undercommons'. We're so excited to share these remarkable publications. #Libraries – place your orders while they're in stock!

New books just in from Michael Rosenfeld Gallery – including Betye Saar's Migrations/Transformations and James VanDerZee...
12/04/2017

New books just in from Michael Rosenfeld Gallery – including Betye Saar's Migrations/Transformations and James VanDerZee's Harlem Guaranteed. Thanks to the gallery for their wonderfully generous contribution!

Wish we were in Vienna! Publishing as an Artistic Toolbox: 1989–2017, on view now until the end of January 2018:"What is...
11/13/2017
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Wish we were in Vienna! Publishing as an Artistic Toolbox: 1989–2017, on view now until the end of January 2018:

"What is the role of art publishing today? How have artists adapted modes of publishing as a tool for their practice? ... Publishing as an Artistic Toolbox: 1989–2017 explores the potentials of publishing – in the form of books, magazines, journals, artistic interventions, websites – as a particular medium and context both to circulate information, knowledge – and to produce art."

Calling all #libraries!The D.U.C. has over 450 art book titles, donated by 65 publishers, available for free distributio...
10/23/2017
Art Resources Transfer

Calling all #libraries!

The D.U.C. has over 450 art book titles, donated by 65 publishers, available for free distribution to public libraries nationwide. We hope these books will find homes where they reach new readers and are put to use.

Ordering books is simple, entirely free, and all public institutions of learning are eligible. Just visit the Distribution to Underserved Communities Library Program's website to create an account and browse our catalog:

http://www.artresourcestransfer.org/duc

Please share widely with colleagues and friends!

American Library Association American Association of School Librarians Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums YALSA American Library Association Student Chapters SELA Southeastern Library Association Urban Libraries Council Public Library Association (PLA) Public Library Online Library as Incubator Project Urban Librarians Unite ARLIS/NA Art Libraries Society of North America Public Library Association (PLA) Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) Librarians Build Communities Books on Bikes American Libraries Magazine Chicago Public Library Los Angeles Public Library The Seattle Public Library Houston Public Library San Francisco Public Library NYPL The New York Public Library Brooklyn Public Library Multnomah County Library Connecticut State Library California School Library Association NC School Library Media Association WLA School Library Division New Hampshire State Library Mississippi Library Commission State Library of Kansas New Jersey State Library Indiana State Library New Jersey Library Association California State Library Wyoming State Library Maine State Library Utah State Library Oregon State Library State Library of Florida Arkansas State Library, Information Services New York State Library New Mexico State Library Hawaii State Public Library System Iowa Small Library Association Montana State Library New England School Library Association Alabama School Library Association Kentucky Library Association

Thanks to Harmony Elementary for their words of support - truly a testament to the impact of D.U.C. books.
10/17/2017

Thanks to Harmony Elementary for their words of support - truly a testament to the impact of D.U.C. books.

Straight from LA – new D.U.C. books from Blum & Poe. Thank you!
10/10/2017

Straight from LA – new D.U.C. books from Blum & Poe. Thank you!

The Poulin Project has arrived! Thanks to the Elizabethtown Library for sharing news of their Poulin book display, with ...
10/10/2017

The Poulin Project has arrived! Thanks to the Elizabethtown Library for sharing news of their Poulin book display, with an image featuring The Feminist Press at CUNY's own Hiroshima in the Morning.

"On behalf of the Elizabethtown Library Staff and Board of Trustees we would like to thank the Art Resources Transfer and the Poulin Project for the very generous donation of 55 New Books by up and coming Authors, Poets and Illustrators, most especially in New York State.

We are currently displaying these books along with books by our own Adirondack Authors through the remaining month to allow our patrons to view and appreciate these most interesting and unique creations."

A public school librarian in Cambridge MA refuses Melania Trump's donation of books, suggesting a list of alternatives t...
10/01/2017
Melania Trump book donation rejected by school librarian

A public school librarian in Cambridge MA refuses Melania Trump's donation of books, suggesting a list of alternatives that offer "a window into the lives of the many children affected by the policies of your husband’s administration." Read the story and check out her list:

http://www.hbook.com/2017/09/blogs/family-reading/dear-mrs-trump-booklist/

Massachusetts librarian turns down the first lady’s offer of Dr Seuss books, saying they should go to less privileged communities

Just in: new titles from the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston! A big thank you for their generosity.
09/27/2017

Just in: new titles from the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston! A big thank you for their generosity.

SF friends! Don't miss the Public Knowledge Library Opening! at SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art next week. We'...
09/24/2017
Public Knowledge

SF friends! Don't miss the Public Knowledge Library Opening! at SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art next week. We'd be there if we could.

"In a time when providing access to public information and social engagement, once a key role of public institutions, is now being taken over by technology, the Public Knowledge project recognizes that people seem to be abandoning public institutions, and ambitiously seeks to examine the historic role of public institutions and reinvigorate their relevance today. By experimenting with new ways of forging relationships and nurturing connections, we look to act as a catalyst for participants to exchange ideas and learn from one another, and together to develop new approaches to strengthening the fabric of civic life."

https://publicknowledge.sfmoma.org/

A kind thank you note from Brandywine Heights Area High:
09/19/2017

A kind thank you note from Brandywine Heights Area High:

Don't miss the NYPL The New York Public Library on the big screen! Frederick Wiseman's Ex-Libris opens at Film Forum tom...
09/12/2017
Ex Libris: New York Public Library review – the restless mind of the city

Don't miss the NYPL The New York Public Library on the big screen! Frederick Wiseman's Ex-Libris opens at Film Forum tomorrow - we're booking our tickets now.

A treasured US institution opens itself to the painstaking view of fly-on-the-wall master Frederick Wiseman, who finds enlightenment, humour, compassion and soul within its walls

The D.U.C. is thrilled to offer copies of Stan Brakhage's classic 'Metaphors on Vision', just republished by Light Indus...
08/31/2017
Light Industry

The D.U.C. is thrilled to offer copies of Stan Brakhage's classic 'Metaphors on Vision', just republished by Light Industry and Anthology Film Archives! Many sincere thanks to the publishers for their generosity.

"Imagine an eye unruled by man-made laws of perspective, an eye unprejudiced by compositional logic, an eye which does not respond to the name of everything but which must know each object encountered in life through an adventure of perception. How many colors are there in a field of grass to the crawling baby unaware of "Green"? How many rainbows can light create for the untutored eye? How aware of variations in heat waves can that eye be? Imagine a world alive with incomprehensible objects and shimmering with an endless variety of movement and innumerable gradations of color. Imagine a world before the 'beginning was the word'."
– Stan Brakhage

Out of print for over 40 years, Stan Brakhage’s landmark Metaphors on Vision is being republished by Anthology Film Archives and Light Industry.

"Old-school bibliographers and librarians would probably be mortified by the incursion of pulps, which are fighting not ...
08/30/2017
Blood, bookworms, bosoms and bottoms: the secret life of libraries

"Old-school bibliographers and librarians would probably be mortified by the incursion of pulps, which are fighting not only for shelf space but also for influence. But instead of being corralled and appropriated into old models of scholarship and curation, the pulp sensibility is spreading. Traditional bibliography and librarianship are being reread and reshaped with a pulp mentality."

An excerpt from Stuart Kells's recently published 'The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders'.

Their history is full of remarkable discoveries that go well beyond the books themselves – they contain our flesh, our souls and ourselves

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