Present at Peabody

March 30, 2018 to September 9, 2018

Curated by Julia Zimmerman, a junior in the Krieger School’s Program in Museums and Society, this site-specific exhibition features the work of student-artists Yoonjung Cho, Margaret Curnow, Gillian Waldo, Courtney Cooper, Mazzy Bell, and Camille Cropley. The goal of the exhibition, which is made possible through an Andrew W. Mellon Arts Innovation Grant, is to show how historic sites like the George Peabody Library can help us understand the present and, when engaged through artistic and personal interpretation, can provide insights about the continued relevance of an institution.

George Peabody Library
17 E Mt Vernon Pl
Baltimore, MD 21202

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Beyond the Text: Artists’ Books in the Sheridan Libraries

May 10, 2018 to June 1, 2018

Just what are artists’ books? There’s no one answer. They can be unique or produced as multiples; they can look like books or something else entirely; and they may or may not contain text. Though there is no one definition of an artist’s book, the contemporary genre emerged in Europe and the Unites States in the 1960’s, leading to galleries, workshops, and academic programs that center on book arts.

Like all works of art, artists’ books can challenge, provoke, or be enjoyed purely for their beauty. Eight works by artists Barbara Beisinghoff, Maureen Cummins, Gloria Helfgott, Paul Johnson, Betty Sweren, and the collective Ediciones Vigia—all drawn from the Special Collections department of the Sheridan Libraries—showcase the diverse ways book artists interpret the possibilities of the book as object.

Special Collections Reading Room, Brody Learning Commons M-level

View the Book Arts Collection in Catalyst