The Center for Book Arts has a full schedule of weekly events related to the art of the book. Please join us for special opening receptions for new exhibitions, broadside poetry readings, artists’ talks, round table discussions with book artists, lectures on subjects related to bookmaking and the book in contemporary art.
Exhibition openings are quarterly and open to the public. These receptions are a great time to meet the artists in the exhibition, learn about the artworks from the curator, and see amazing examples of contemporary book art.
Members receive a discount on all public programs. Open houses are free. Suggested admission to all other events: $5 members; $10 non-members.
Our Spring and Fall Broadside Reading Series brings together well known and emerging poets for public readings. Each night in the series is commemorated with the publishing of two letterpress printed broadsides (one for each poet that presents their work). All attendees who make the suggested donation get to take home their choice of one of that evening’s broadsides. Broadsides from previous readings are available for purchase at the Center and online below.
Arabic Type: Between Heritage & Modernity
The Center for Book Arts is hosting a series of 3 seminars dedicated to Arabic type design and typography, curated by typography expert Dr. Nadine Chahine.
The theme of the series revolves around concepts of modernity in Arabic type design, the heritage of Arabic letterforms in the context of current technologies, contemporary Arabic branding design, and the history of Arab graphic design. The series brings together renowned and award winning designers working with Arabic type, both from the US and the Middle East.