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Drop-In Hours & Location

Summer Hours--effective May 8, 2018
Monday - Friday: By appointment
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
Closed Monday, May 7, 2018

Drop-In Hours (Fall and Spring Semester)
Monday - Friday: 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., or by appointment
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Please check the Goldstein Library Hours for semester closings and holidays.

Ringling College of Art + Design
2nd floor of the Alfred R. Goldstein Library
2700 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234

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Contact Information

Questions? Just Ask!

Janelle Rebel
Digital Curation and Special Collections Librarian
(941) 359-7583

Alexandra Vargas-Fournier
Digital Collections Assistant
(941) 309-4055

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Brizdle-Schoenberg Special Collections Center

The Brizdle-Schoenberg Special Collections Center specializes in artists’ publication projects, prints, and rare books.

Hands-On Object-Based Research
Gather ideas for a creative project, engage in scholarly research, or discover something new. Gain hands-on experience utilizing original source materials in our reading room, and explore our unique collections through an active exhibition program and campus events.

Collection Types
We have a growing and diverse survey of contemporary artists' publication projects from the 1960s to the present, a small study collection of broadsides and prints, and rare books from the late 18th century to the present.

You'll find: broadsides, democratic multiples, documentation of time-based projects, engravings, exhibition publications, experimental writing, fine press books, handmade editions, photo-bookworks, prints, rare books, and zines.

Open to Everyone
Open to students, staff, faculty, art and design practitioners, and the general public. 
If you’d like to schedule a research consultation, class visit, or group tour please contact our Center staff in advance.

Faculty Resources
As a teaching resource for faculty, the Center can be booked for class visits, reading events, critique sessions, performances, and extracurricular activities. Center staff provide orientations to the collections, pull pertinent resources in advance of a class visit, and suggest ways of incorporating the materials into project briefs and assignments.

Current Exhibition

An untitled show about Trump, the alt-right, and the state of things.

June 1, 2018 through September 8, 2018

With ephemera, publications, and politically-engaged art by: Alexandra Sobiecki, Alfred Jarry, Antonia Wright, Cain Press, Chris Maddox, Dale Zine, Dan Wittig, Desert Island (including Mackenzie Baker), Devyn Galindo, FICTILIS, Foolscap Press, J. Morrison, Joachim Schmid, Louise Neaderland, Miranda July, Primary Information (including Aida Ruilova, Alice Tippit, David Benjamin Sherry, Jonathan Horowitz, Marilyn Minter, Martha Wilson, Monica de la Torre, Paul Chan, Paul Ramirez Jonas, Rachel Harrison, Trevor Shimizu), Richard Kraft, Russ White, Tom Scarpino, Visitor

A short essay by the curator and a supplementary library of films and reading material accompanies the exhibition.

Image: Miranda July, A poster to be ripped. . . (New York: Printed Matter, 2017).


B-SSCC #04 out now

6/08/2018: The Center releases its fourth title in the Exhibition Takeaways series: Drawn In: Wordless Stories & Mises-en-scène. Available as an 8-page hot pink Riso-printed booklet and a digital download.