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WOMAN: A Representation of Womanhood and the Artist’s Book

Exhibition of artist’s books from the Library’s Special Collections.

The artist’s book as a medium is driven by the desire to make a voice heard and is used as an accessible means of communication to reach a wide audience. WOMAN: A Representation of Womanhood and the Artist’s Book showcases artists’ books made by women, ranging from themes of feminist activism to a personal diaristic narratives, with an overall interest in what ideas women artists choose to express using book arts. This exhibition is an overall celebration of the mixed media art form as well as women artists, both which have been overlooked or less recognized in the art world.

Artists on view include: Margot Lovejoy, Liz Barr, Rita MacDonald, Cheri Gaulke, Clarissa Sligh, Indigo Som, Amy Schmierbach, Diane Jacobs, April Katz, Barbara Leoff Burge, Carissa Carman & Gretchen Hooker, Rebecca Lown, and Grace & Bea Nettles.

All artist’s books included in WOMAN: A Representation of Womanhood and the Artist’s Book are part of the Library’s Special Collections. The exhibition will be on view April 9 - April 20 in the Library’s Second Floor Reading Room.

Please join us for the opening reception on Monday, April 9 at 6pm. 

Curated by Rebecca Lujan, ’18 (art history) with the assistance of Kim Detterbeck, Art Librarian.