New Arrivals: MCBA’s Artist Collective

August 5–September 25, 2023
Minneapolis Central Library, Cargill Gallery
Reception: Thursday, August 10, 5–7:30pm

New Arrivals features recent work by the Artist Collective at MCBA, consisting of established and emerging local artists working within the breadth of book arts, a group of art forms that range from traditional skills such as papermaking, letterpress printing, and bookbinding, to new methods of artmaking inspired by the form and function of books.

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Exhibition Reception: Craft & Conceptual Art

MCBA Main Gallery
Friday, September 22, 6–8pm
Free and open to the public

Join us for a reception celebrating Craft & Conceptual Art: Reshaping the Legacy of Artists’ Books, a traveling exhibition of book art from the 1960s to the 1990s. The curator, Megan N. Liberty, Art Books editor at the Brooklyn Rail and co-founder of Book Art Review, will be visiting from New York. Local artists Harriet Bart and Philip Gallo will also be in attendance. 

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Paper Is People: Decolonizing Global Paper Cultures

MCBA Main Gallery
April 14 – August 12, 2023
Reception: Thursday, June 22, 7–9pm
Free and open to the public

Paper Is People: Decolonizing Global Paper Cultures, co-curated by Tia Blassingame and Stephanie Sauer, offers a new definition of paper­ within a global and decolonial framework. Featuring works by local, national, and international artists, this exhibition explores the vital role substrates play in human communities and how meaning is made from what we might call paper and papermaking.

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