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Hard to Define: Artists’ Books from the Collection

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, March 23, 2018
From: 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center

Open Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1–5 p.m. “What are artists’ books?” is a common question and can be hard to answer. Some look like books, but others don’t. Some are made from paper; others aren’t. Some have words; others don’t. But all artists’ books combine form and content in a way that conveys information. On view are selected artists’ books that are, by turns, magical, strange, awe-inspiring, confusing or humorous.

Image: Julie Chen, Octopus, 1992; Letterpress on paper, 10 3/4 x 13 1/2 in.; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Purchased with grant funds provided by the United States Department of Education; © Julie Chen

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National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Ave. NW,
Washington, DC 20005




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