The library will remain open during Bentley’s Fall Mini-Break with some adjustments to our normal operating hours on Sunday and Monday. We hope that you’ll all enjoy the break from classes, but we are here if you need us!
Saturday October 12, Sunday October 13, and Monday October 14 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday October 15 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
For complete information about the library, café and Help Desk hours please view the hours calendar.
Vague Space is a hybrid documentary project and photo-sculptural art installation by Casey Hayward, Associate Professor of English and Media Studies at Bentley University. The components of the work—still photographs and found objects—come from the cities of Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn and Salem, MA. These cities have been hit particularly hard by the opioid epidemic and the exhibit serves to shed light on that environment. Mattresses, doors, highchairs and other castoff items found in dumpsters, forested areas, back alleys and roadsides become canvases for imagery of a life lived “rough.”
Please join us in celebrating the opening of Vague Space at a reception for the artist in the RSM Art Gallery on Wednesday, October 16, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Casey Hayward Vague Space October 2 – November 5, 2019
Artist’s Reception: Wednesday, October 16 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Casey Hayward: Artist Statement
In my work, be it documentary filmmaking, photography or installation, I seek to explore social justice issues through art, with an appreciation for the imperfection of lived experience. The flaws of humanity often afford a more impactful entrée into the investigation of the world we inhabit.
I am particularly interested in the entropy of cultures, communities and systems. From an aesthetic standpoint, I have always been drawn to rusted metal, rotting wood and other detritus surrounding us. To me this detritus–the less desirable output of our way of life–has a beauty all its own.
I take photographs, interview participants and consider the most effective ways of sharing my work, all with the complexity of imperfection in mind. While I cannot avoid digital technologies due to their ease and ubiquity, I do enjoy physical processes like exposing and developing analog film. I find the process is challenging and introduces flaws based on a myriad of environmental factors and my own abilities. I enjoy the serendipity of “happy accidents.” These can serve to remind viewers that they are experiencing not just a body of work but also a process. Reflexivity in this way is something I instill in much of my work. I trust that participants are keen enough to examine more than just the product, but my role and the problems it can inhere in making the art.
Casey Hayward, Associate Professor Department of English and Media Studies Bentley University email@example.com
This project was made possible with the support of the Bentley University Health Thought Leadership Network, Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences and the Department of English and Media Studies.
Check out the books, DVDs, audiobooks, and OverDrive downloadable books we added to our collections in September! Go to the New Books & DVDspage to browse the new arrivals by subject or format. If you want to put something on on hold simply click the “Request” button and log-in to your library account with your Bentley email address and password.
Please join us in celebrating free and open access to information during Banned Books Week. Visit our lobby to browse a pop-up display of banned and challenged books. While you’re here grab a button to show your support for the freedom to read.
Check out the 140+ new books, DVDs, audiobooks, and OverDrive downloadable books we acquired in August. Go to the New Books & DVDspage to browse the new arrivals by subject or format. If you want to put something on on hold simply click the “Request” button and log-in to your library account with your Bentley email address and password.
We are often asked if we have course textbooks. The answer is, “maybe“.
Although the Bentley Library does not purchase textbooks, it is worth checking to see if (1) your professor has placed a copy of the textbook on reserve or (2) your textbook happens to be in the library’s regular book collection.
(1) Check Course Reserves
Sometimes professors put a copy of the class textbook on reserve at the library. You can search course reserves for your textbook by your professor’s last name or the course code. Reserve readings can usually be checked out for 2 hours, but some professors may allow a longer borrowing period.
(2) Search the Library’s Catalog for Your Textbook
Sometimes the library will have a copy of your textbook in the stacks. This is more likely for books that are not “standard” textbooks, such fiction/literature, business titles, popular nonfiction books and biographies. Search the library’s catalog by title and/or author for your textbook. If you do find your textbook, double-check the publication date or edition number to ensure it is the same edition required by your professor.
Ready or not, it’s time to go back to school! The library’s regular fall semester hours start on Monday, August 26:
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Please note that our hours will change during the Labor Day holiday weekend, Fall Mini-Break, and Thanksgiving break. Check our hours calendar to view the library, café and Help Desk hours for the entire semester.