About the Exhibit and the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library and Digital Image Center
Completed in 1969 and ready for occupany in 1970, the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library honors the breadth of Fiske Kimball's life and work with an extensive collection of materials pertaining to the visual and design arts. Between 1970 and 1995, the 25th anniversary of the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library, the scope and diversity of the Library's collections have expanded to include a variety of resources. Currently, information from the library and other repositories is collected, stored, and made accessible in all conceivable media, including electronic databases and digital archives.
The physical exhibit entitled "Fiske Kimball: Master of the Diverse Arts" was curated by Jack Robertson and mounted in the Digital Image Center of the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library beginning in October of 1995. In conjunction with the exhibit, a symposium entitled "Fiske Kimball: Creator of an American Architecture" was organized to explore the various facets of Kimball's career through illustrated presentations and site visits to Monticello and Shack Mountain. The electronic exhbit "Fiske Kimball: Master of the Diverse Arts" is a combination of images and text from the physical exhbit as well as papers and images from the symposium. In addition an extensive bibliography, compiled by Gina Haney, including published and unpublished work by and about Kimball is available on line.
The electronic exhbit was designed to highlight the printed and visual resources available through the University of Virginia library system, as well as the services available at the Digital Image Center. Images have been sized for optimum display on a 17-inch monitor, using the internal Netscape 3 image viewer. The electronic exhibit was designed by Christie Stephenson, Kaylyn Hipps, April Oettinger, and Gina Haney. Imaging was performed by Gina Haney and April Oettinger. HTML mark-up was completed by Gina Haney and April Oettinger. Technical assistance was provided by Jonathan Sousa.