Containing the Muse: Artists' Books as Expression & Form
January 30–March 13, 2020
This exhibition closed early due to heightened safety precautions.
Containing the Muse: Artists’ Books as Expression & Form features 15 works from the Franklin & Marshall College Library, Archives and Special Collections. Artists’ books are a form of creative expression, providing an opportunity for political, environmental, social, and personal communication. They range in size, shape, material, and formats; altering the way people can manipulate and interpret them. Depending on the angle, page, and layout the material can be viewed from multiple perspectives, providing new experiences with each interaction.
Curated by Janie Kreines, Curator of Academic Affairs & Community Engagement at the Phillips Museum of Art, Christopher Raab, Associate Librarian, Archives & Special Collections, and Anna Boutin-Cooper, Research & Visual Arts Librarian at Franklin & Marshall College. Exhibition and programming developed in partnership with the Franklin & Marshall College Library.
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk with Christopher Raab and Anna Boutin-Cooper, February 20, 5:30 p.m., Gibson Gallery
Bookmaking Workshop with Anna Boutin-Cooper, March 5, 4:30 p.m., Gibson Gallery, Please call 717-358-4428 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP
Thumbnail Image Credit: Kelie Bowman. Detail of In Its Depths, 2014. Hand painting, silkscreens, thread, and paper. Special Collections Rare Materials Oversize, N7433.4 .B69 I5 2014.