Michael Victor II Art Library Events
Art History Happy Hour
Enjoy a glass of wine and listen to a lecture given by a local art expert! Some lectures may include a hands on art project that demonstrates the topic presented. All lectures take place at SAA Main Campus inside of the M.G. Nelson Family Gallery.
January 25: Chihuly's Dance with Glass with Marianne Stremsterfer following a glass blowing demonstration by Mario Clarke
March 14: Topic TBA with John Muchow
April 25: George Colin with Marianne Stremsterfer
Chihuly's Dance with Glass
presented by Marianne Stremsterfer
Thursday, January 25: Doors open at 5:30 PM Event at 6 PM
Marianne will share the story of Dale Chihuly, his rise to prominence in the art glass world, and explore his broad influence on contemporary glass being produced today. Following the talk there will be a glass blowing demonstration by Mario Clark in the Baima Glass Studio.
Blind Date with a Book
February 3 - 28 or until sold out
Launch Party at Ad Astra Wine Bar on Saturday night, February 3.
Stop by SAA Main Campus to choose a gift wrapped book with only the genre and first line of the first chapter for hints to what you'll end up with. We pair it with a customized SAA logo chocolate bar by Cocoa Blue Chocolates in Rochester to ensure everyone gets a sweet ending. Adult and Young Adult novels will be available.
Annual Used Book Sale
September 21-22, 2024
Throughout the year, the Michael Victor II Art library receives generous donations of gently used books. Art related books and other great titles for adults and youth are sold at discounted prices in support of the art library.
If you are interested in donating books for our annual sale, please contact our offices at 217-523-2631 to arrange a time to drop off. We accept everything except non-art related textbooks, yearbooks, and computer program manuals. We are also now asking that you do not donate magazines even if they are art related.
TIP: We greatly appreciate donations in several small boxes and/or bags rather than one big heavy box.
Sale will be held during the Edward's Place Fine Art Fair.