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[BKARTS] "Beyond Words" at MCBA



Beyond Words: The Collectable Book opens this Saturday!
 
Minnesota Center for Book Arts is pleased to present an exciting and
engaging exhibition highlighting books and book-related art from a variety
of public and private collections. Through a wonderfully eclectic set of
works, viewers will learn how to build a collection, care for and display
work, and appreciate the unique communicative strength of artists¹ books.
Beautiful volumes, photographs, prints, illustrations, sketches, maps,
manuscripts and process materials will be on display.
 
Included in the exhibition are rare works from the special collections of
the College of St. Catherine and Carleton College, the Walker Art Center,
the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies, the Minneapolis
Community and Technical College¹s Alternative Press Collection, the Hill
Museum and Manuscript Library, the Bakken Library, the University of
Minnesota¹s Kerlan and Hess Collections, the James Ford Bell Library, the
Givens Collection of African American Literature, the Hennepin History
Museum, and the Bell Museum of Natural History. In addition, works on loan
from Tom Cassidy, Rob Rulon-Miller, Steve Stwalley, Dale Schwie and other
friends of MCBA will be on view.
 
Over 120 works will be on display, including:
 
* Artists¹ books by John Baldessari, Laurie Simmons, and Susan Sontag
* Rare alternative press works by the Beat Poets and Fluxus artists
* Prints from Thomas Bewick and Audubon¹s ³double-elephant² portfolios
* 15th century Ethiopian prayer scrolls and Coptic bindings
* Vintage comics and underground Disney-inspired work
* Trashy pulp fiction covers
* 17th century writings by Louis Hennepin
* Antique illuminated manuscripts
* A beautifully illustrated first edition of Dickens¹ A Christmas Carol
* Works by August Wilson, Clarence Major and Walter Mosley
* Bodoni-designed and printed books
* Fine press works from the Golden Cockerel and Arion presses
* And much more! 
 
Join us in the MCBA gallery and studios to celebrate the launch of this
unique exhibition on Saturday July 22, from 6 to 9 pm.
 
An informal discussion, ³Appreciated, Collected and Read² with local book
artist Susan Hensel and MCBA¹s Artistic Director and exhibition curator Jeff
Rathermel, will be held at 7 pm in the Marshall Fields Performance Hall at
Open Book.

Call 612-215-2520 for more information.
 
This event is free and open to all!

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