Exhibitions

A rectangular gallery with white walls with several hanging black tables with open books. There are two velvet enclosed cases against the right wall, and a small white table in the foreground. There is gallery lighting throughout.
Gallery view of Out of Sight, Beyond Touch

As one of the few contemporary arts organizations dedicated to the art of the book, and the only location in New York City at which visitors can view book art exhibitions in the context of active studios where they can meet practicing book artists. In keeping with the CBA’s mission, our exhibitions place book art practice within the larger context of contemporary art, exploring the book as object, media, and as a site of resistance.

Historical exhibition records can be accessed by toggling from current to past in the list below, or visit the Exhibition Archive, our Exhibition Data Site for 1974 through 2009.

Center for Book Arts Summer exhibitions are free and open to the public Monday through Saturday 11am – 4pm starting on July 1, 2021. No appointment is necessary, but we do ask that you sign in at the front desk when you arrive. For the tine being, we ask that you wear a mask while at CBA so that all can feel comfortable in our space.

CBA welcomes all and makes every attempt to accommodate our community’s access needs. Our building has an elevator, with a backup freight elevator, which are both accessible from street level. Our galleries and studio space are wheelchair accessible with an ADA-compliant bathroom. The space is regularly cleaned and sanitized. If you do not have a mask when you arrive, one will be provided for you. Large type programs are available on request. Please call ahead at 212-481-0295 if you have questions or needs.

Our galleries are located at:
28 West 27th St, 3rd Fl New York, NY 10001
Open Mon-Sat 11am-4pm
CLOSED Sun

Support for Center for Book Arts’ visual arts programming is provided, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.


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