Installation view from Americans Looking In

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 Center’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.

Support for the 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.

We’re thrilled to announce our Winter 2021 Exhibitions: Out of Sight, Beyond Touch, a group show curated by Maryam Ghoreishi, and New Book Art, an exhibition featuring our 2019 Artists-in-Residence. Opening on January 14th, 2021 at 6:30pm, running until March 28th.

Admission is FREE

The Center welcomes all and makes every attempt to accommodate our community’s access needs. The Center’s building has an elevator, with a backup elector, 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 if you have questions or needs.

Our Fall 2020 exhibitions were Americans Looking In curated by Emilie Ahern & Sherri Littlefield, Morcos Key Makes/Reads by Jon Key and Wael Morcos, and Construction Site by Viviane Rombaldi Seppey. View last season’s online opening reception whichtook place on October 8th.

Out of Sight, Beyond Touch [بیرون از دید، ورای لمس]

Two pale hands flipping through a wide book with a debossed pattern inside
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