The Center for Book Arts promotes active explorations of both contemporary and traditional artistic practices related to the book as an art object. The Center seeks to facilitate communication between the book arts community and the larger spheres of contemporary visual and literary arts, while being a model organization locally, nationally, and internationally within the field.

in the gallery

Behind the Personal Library: Collectors Creating the Canon
October 11, 2014 - December 20, 2014

Featured Artist Project
Master Faculty Fellow: Richard Minsky
Material Meets Metaphor
October 11, 2014 - December 20, 2014

Featured Artist Project:
Richard Minsky: Notes
October 11, 2014 - December 20, 2014

Featured Artist Project: Scholarship for Advanced Studies in Book Arts
October 11, 2014 - December 20, 2014

upcoming events

Please check back soon for information about our upcoming events.


of note

2014 Annual Fund
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Podcast: The Collecting of Artist Books
Our 40th Anniversary Colloquium, presented at MoMA October 11, 2014, is now available in podcast form on the series Bookbinding Now.
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Video: Richard Minsky: Notes
Watch video of Richard Minsky's musical performance at the Center November 14, 2014.
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The Artist Marketplace
Browse artist's books and buy directly from the artists themselves. Just in time for the holidays!
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Fall Newsletter
Read our latest newsletter.
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Capital Campaign
Visit our exhibitions, printshop, and bindery, and enjoy the comfort of our new HVAC system! Click here for a list of all those who contributed to our HVAC campaign. Help us complete renovations to our space by making a contribution to our Capital Campaign.


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