Annual Meetings

The Texas-Mexico Chapter meets twice a year, once in the spring at the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference and once in the fall at our Chapter Meeting.


2018 Annual Chapter Meeting

Austin, Texas

October 26-28, 2018

Austin, Ellsworth Kelly
Austin, Ellsworth Kelly. Photo by Eric Wolf.


This year’s ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter Fall Meeting will be held in Austin, TX, Friday, October 26, 2018 through Sunday, October 28, 2018.


Call for Papers

We would like to extend a Call for Papers for our Research Roundtable. We welcome papers on any projects you are working on regarding any and all aspects of art librarianship, visual resources management, digital humanities, or scholarly projects you are working on regarding art, architecture or visual culture. We request that papers be twenty minutes or less. Please indicate any audio/visual needs you might have. Please send paper proposals to Eric Wolf at by October 10, 2018.



Registration is open now through October 12th!


  • Registration + Membership (US): $65.00
  • Registration + Membership (Mexico, Student, Retiree): $35.00
  • Registration Only: $45.00

The Chapter welcomes donations to the Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award. Contributions may be made at point of registration or as a separate transaction.



We will not have an official hotel for this meeting, so attendees should find accommodations on their own. Below is the list that the Blanton Museum used for the Ellsworth Kelly opening events, all within a reasonable distance from all of the venues we will be visiting. We recommend booking as early as possible as several large events will take place in Austin the same weekend.


Preliminary Schedule (Subject to Change)

Friday, October 26

  • 2:00-2:30 : Tour of “The Foundry”, Makerspace in the University of Texas at Austin’s Fine Arts Library, led by Boris Brodsky, Arts and Creative Technologies Librarian
  • 2:30-3:15 : Tour of Fine Arts Library, led by Becca Pad, Arts Librarian
  • 6:15 : Private viewing of James Turrell’s The Color Inside please be sure to arrive on time; we need to be seated inside at 6:22.*

Saturday, October 27

  • 11:00-12:00 : Tour and presentation of materials of The Harry Ransom Center, led by PhD candidate Gaila Sims
  • 1:30-2:30 : Research Roundtable, at Perry-Castañeda Library (UT main library, PCL Learning Lab 3)
    • Craig Bunch: presenting on book to be published by Texas A&M University Press, Dreams Visions, Other Worlds: Interviews with Texas Artists, as well as an exhibition guest curated at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont, The Art of Found Objects: Enigma Variations.
    • Carla Ellard: presenting on the process and challenges of moving framed photographs into offsite storage at Texas State University.
  • 3:00-4:45 : Tour and gallery talk at The Blanton Museum of Art with Professor Louis A. Waldman (Department of Art and Art History, University of Texas at Austin), Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin, and museum on your own
  • 7:00 : Chapter Dinner at Fareground, see Eater Austin’s guide to Fareground

Sunday, October 28

  • 11:15-12:15 : Annual Chapter Business Meeting at Perry-Castañeda Library (UT main library, PCL Learning Lab 3)

*ARRIVAL TIME: Please arrive by your reservation time and note that seats are not assigned. If you arrive after your reservation time, then your reservation may be released.

CLIMATE: The Skyspace is not climate controlled. Please check the weather forecast in preparation for your visit. You may bring water or blankets if needed.

DIRECTIONS: Use the map to locate the Student Activity Center. Once inside the SAC, take the western elevator (southwest entrance near Speedway and Gregory Gym) to the third floor. Exit the elevator to the left and follow the corridor to the entrance of the rooftop. Please note that the other two elevators in the building do not provide access to the rooftop.

Around Austin


Points of interest



University of Texas at Austin Campus Map
University of Texas at Austin Campus Parking Map