The New York Public Library has partnered with Grace Bonney of design sponge to create a series of 5 short videos showcasing New York City artists and how they are inspired by materials from the library. It’s true, some people find the library inspiring.
This series might be interesting to you because it’s essentially mini interviews with 5 working artists discussing their work and how they find their inspiration.
While we here at Colgate might not have breadth of unique or rare materials that the New York Public Library does, we do have some interesting Special Collections ourselves. For instance, did you know that we own a collection of posters from WWI and II? or how about this, a complete set of the Edward S. Curtis Indian photographs?
So next time you are looking for a little inspiration, why not try the library?