12/02/2019 Phillips Museum of Art

Containing the Muse: Artists' Books as Expression & Form

Containing the Muse: Artists' Books as Expression & Form

Gibson Gallery

January 30–March 29, 2020

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.

 

Related Events:

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 babs.smith@fandm.edu to RSVP

Performance Art by Marshall Weber, Artist & Curator at Booklyn, March 26, 5:30 p.m., Booth Ferris, Steinman College Center

 

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

 

  • Detail of In Its Depths by Kelie Bowman. Made out of hand paintings, silkscreens, thread, and paper. Image Credit: Kelie Bowman, In Its Depths, 2014, Hand painting, silkscreens, thread, and paper, Special Collections Rare Materials Oversize, N7433.4 .B69 I5 2014
  • Detail of the artist book The Inheritance: A New Kind of Women’s History Book by Amee Pollack ‘90 & Laurie Spitz.  Made out of Japanese silk book cloth, digital prints, acid-free paper, and adhesives. Image Credit: Amee Pollack ‘90 & Laurie Spitz, The Inheritance: A New Kind of Women’s History Book, 2011, Japanese silk book cloth, digital prints, acid-free paper, and adhesives, Special Collections Rare Materials, N7433.4 .S65 I5 2011
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