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Study with Grammy Award winners!

You may have seen their videos or heard them on the radio, but wouldn’t it be more fun to study with a Grammy Award winner? You can check out many of last night’s winners from the UT Libraries Fine Arts Library.  And if the FAL is too far but you still want to get your music fix, you can request that a CD or DVD be sent to your closest library.  Here’s a list of some of the Grammy Award Winners and, because it’s Valentine’s Day and everyone deserves a little love, a list of those artists that were nominated but didn’t take home a gold gramophone:

Winners

Arcade Fire (Album of the Year)

Lady Antebellum (Song of the Year)

Esperanza Spalding (Best New Artist)

Lady Gaga (Best Pop Vocal Album)

Rihanna (Best Dance Recording)

Them Crooked Vultures (Best Hard Rock Performance)

Muse (Best Rock Album)

The Black Keys (Best Alternative Music Album)

Cee Lo Green (Best Urban/Alternative Performance)

Grupo Fantasmo (Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album)

Mavis Staples (Best Americana  Album)

Nominees

Florence + the Machine (Best New Artist)

Justin Bieber (Best New Artist)

Mumford & Sons (Best New Artist)

The Roots (Best Rap Album)

Ana Tijoux (Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album)

Flight of the Conchords (Best Comedy Album)

Celebrate Halloween with a scary movie from the Fine Arts Library!

Looking for a way to get in the spirit of the holiday?  Check out a scary movie from the Fine Arts Library, like one of the selections below taken from Entertainment Weekly’s 20 Scariest Movies of All Times.

Click on the title to find it at the Fine Arts Library.  Check out an unlimited number of DVDs for 7 days at a time.

Use the blue Request button on available DVDs to request their delivery to another library location.  More on this service in the Tip Jar.

Do you have other scary movie suggestions?  Share your recommendations in the comments.

The Shining (1980)

The Exorcist (1973)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Jaws (1975)

The Ring (2002)

Halloween (1978)

Psycho (1960)

Se7en (1995)

Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Poltergeist (1982)

28 Days Later (2002)

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

The Thing (1982)

The Evil Dead (1982)

Carrie (1976)

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

An American Werewolf in Paris (1981)

Art & Art History Collection Unveiling at the Fine Arts Library, 11/12, 5pm

The Fine Arts Library and the University of Texas Libraries invites you to the unveiling of the Art & Art History Collection at 5 pm on Thursday November 12.

The event takes place in the Fine Arts Library in the Doty Fine Arts Building and is free and open to the public.

The collection was formed in 2005 when the College of Fine Arts acquired about five thousand artifacts from the Texas Memorial Museum and 60 objects donated by the Boeckman family of Dallas.

The most significant holdings in the Art & Art History Collection are artifacts of various pre-Columbian cultures made from materials such as ceramic, stone, metal, textiles, wood and feathers.

A rotating selection of items from the collection will be displayed at the Fine Arts Library.

For more information or to RSVP to the opening, please call 512-495-4363.

Celebrate Halloween with a horror film from the Fine Arts Library

Looking for a way to get in the spirit of the holiday?  Check out a scary movie from the Fine Arts Library, like one of the selections below taken from Entertainment Weekly’s list of the top 20 horror films, 1989-2009.

Click on the title to find it at the Fine Arts Library.  Check out an unlimited number of DVDs for 7 days at a time.

Do you have other scary movie suggestions?  Share your recommendations in the comments.

Audition (2005)

Silence of the Lambs (1991)

The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Scream (1996)

28 Weeks Later (2007)

The Sixth Sense (1999)

Alien 3 (1992)

Ringu (1998)

Planet Terror (2007)

Hostel II (2007)

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

The Descent (2005)

The Kingdom (2007)

Event Horizon (1997)

Darkman (1990)

Dead-Alive (1992)

Browse Our Recent Arrivals Online!

Our website now features a Recent Arrivals box that showcases newly acquired items at all of the UT Libraries.

Click on More Recent Arrivals and use the options at the top of the page to specify the library and/or the type of material you’re interested in browsing.  You can also limit by Language.

For example, here’s how you can see which new DVDs have arrived at the Fine Arts Library.

Once you have a list, click on the item’s title to see its availability for check out in the Library Catalog.

We’re also pleased to announce that the loan period for most DVDs at the Fine Arts Library has increased from 3 days to 7 days!  You can now enjoy your selections for a full week.