Richard Minsky Material Meets Metaphor

Colorful reliquary for the Ashes of Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses
The First Amendment: Reliquary for the Ashes of Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses. from The Bill of Rights (2001) Richard Minsky

Our Master Faculty Fellowship provides for a luminary in the field to come to the Center to teach a Master Class in conjunction with an exhibition–a small retrospective–showcasing their work. Past Faculty Fellows have included such noted artists as Barbara Tetenbaum, Julie Chen, Johanna Drucker, Susan Joy Share, and Robert Bringhurst.

In 1974, Richard Minsky founded the Center for Book Arts, the first not-for-profit organization in the nation dedicated to promoting the art of the contemporary book. Minsky’s work has not been shown at the Center in over 10 years, thus the presentation of this major body of work is timed to coincide with the Center’s 40th anniversary. The installation will feature several key works with unique bindings by Minsky that will serve as a foundation for his Master Class, including the Bill of Rights series, Minsky in Bed, History of Egyptian Mummies, among others.

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.

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