“I open my eyes and see myself under a tree laden with fruit that I cannot name.”

On view at the Center for Book Arts Monday through Saturday, 11am till 5pm, January 17 through March 28, 2020. Storytelling is a central component of societal development across centuries and cultures. Whether used as a tool to recall history, preserve identity, or to transmit morals, it is a means for understanding and sharing human […]

Warren Lehrer: Books, Animation, Performance, Collaboration

On view at the Center for Book Arts Foyer Gallery: January 17 through March 28, 2020. Warren Lehrer: Books, Animation, Performance, Collaboration explores Warren Lehrer’s approach to visualizing poetry and prose in multi-branched projects through books, typography, animation, performance, and collaboration. The centerpiece is Lehrer’s newest book/project, Five Oceans in a Teaspoon, a collaboration with […]

Touch-Untouch

On view at the Center for Book Arts Main Gallery April 17 through June 27. Throughout history, there have been many discourses on the relationship between the senses of touch and sight, the eye and hand. The fields of art, psychology, philosophy, and cognitive science have all shed light on how these senses influence human […]

Summer Reading

On view at the Center for Book Arts Main Gallery July 17 through September 26 . Opening in July—the high season of leisure reading and scholastic book challenges—The Center for Book Arts presents Summer Reading, an exhibition of works by contemporary artists who take creative approaches to the book, text, and language. The book, in […]

Americans Looking In

On view at the Center for Book Arts Main Gallery October 9 through December 12. The Americans, by Robert Frank, was a highly influential book in post-war American photography. The photographs were notable for their distanced view of both high and low strata of American society and the book as a whole created a complicated […]