The Georgia Tech Library Artist-in-Residence program exists to enhance and expand the current educational experience through arts-based programming as it relates to STEM fields and Georgia Tech areas of study. A visiting artist will engage the Georgia Tech community in an artistic and aesthetic exploration of the role of the libraries in society, the Artist-in-Residence program supports the mission of the Library through arts-based programming and engagement as a core responsibility of the artist-in-residence.

Deanna Sirlin was the 2022 Library Artist-in-Residence. Her piece (pictured), Watermark, is on display on the ground floor of Crosland Tower. Watermark addresses the most important issue of the 21st century-- climate change-- through color, transparency and composition, and it is influenced by the exhibition ‘50 Years of Science Fiction at Georgia Tech’.

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Library Artist-in-Residence: Deanna Sirlin
smART - Scholars Making Art

smART - Scholars Making Art

smART - Scholars Making Art began as a IMLS grant funded initiative in 2015. The program invites faculty to propose arts-based projects to integrate into their classes.The program also supports student groups in creating public facing art projects. The program awards funding and supportive resources to a few Georgia Tech classes or student groups a year. .If your application is successful the program will support short- term involvement and partnerships with local artists and material costs to develop and implement creative artistic projects. Resulting artwork and projects are showcased through the Georgia Tech Library. 

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Exhibits Gallery

The Library is home to an exhibit gallery located on the first-floor of the Price Gilbert building, adjacent to the Cherry Street entrance. The 1300-square-foot gallery provides a dedicated space for exhibits.   

Exhibits curated Archives and Special Collections feature unique cultural and historical materials, highlighting the Library’s rich collection of archival research resources. Exhibits developed collaboratively with Georgia Tech partners and guest curators offer a window into the research and exploration taking place at Georgia Tech, making these efforts visible to campus-wide audiences. 

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Bredendieck exhibit facade
Tech's Tactile Thursdays

Tech's Tactile Thursdays

In partnership with the Georgia Tech Museum of Papermaking, the Georgia Tech Library offers unique artistic workshops and programming that encourage creative expression and making. From origami to book binding check out the latest hands-on experience. Free and open to all!

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The Georgia Tech Library is one of three Art-o-mat host locations in Georgia. Located on the Ground/Grove level of the Library next to Blue Donkey, come and get your own collectible artwork. The Art-o-mat is an interactive exhibit that dispenses tiny art just for you! The Library also offers Art-o-mat workshops throughout the year. 

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Georgia Tech Paper Museum

The Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking 

An internationally renowned resource on the history of paper and paper technology.  In addition to more than 2,000 books, the museum features a remarkable collection of over 10,000 watermarks, papers, tools, machines, and manuscripts.  The museum’s mission is to collect, preserve, increase and disseminate knowledge about papermaking – past, present and future.  

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