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About This Exhibition:

Artists’ books are a type of artistic expression that uses the form or function of a book as inspiration. The book itself is the art, incorporating techniques from typography, design, printmaking, papermaking and bookbinding to bring an idea to life. The medium allows for a great amount of innovation and creativity on the part of an artist seeking to make a unique statement.

In The Artist’s Book in Our Times, discover the many ways that book artists use the medium to explore social issues, including race, gender and sexuality, politics, the climate crisis, COVID-19, and more. The exhibition will include work by some of the most accomplished book artists in works drawn from the important collection of artists’ books in the University’s Special Collections.


Curated by Curtis Small, Associate Librarian and Coordinator, Public Services in Special Collections.