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Art Librarianship Class Curates New Exhibit

March 2, 2020

The Kohler Art Library is excited to feature a new artists’ book show curated by graduate students from LIS 855: Art Librarianship. The bi-annual class, co-taught by KAL Director Lyn Korenic and art librarian Anna Simon, explores all facets of art librarianship, including special collections, exhibit curation, and creating collections metadata. The class is exploring these topics through the Artists’ Book Collection, and has curated the show “Interrogating Form and Culture: Activism, Equality in the Artists’ Book.”

This exhibit brings together twelve artists’ books that confront issues of social justice, equity, and inclusion within our globalized world. Through a variety of approaches and forms, the activist artists in this show address the challenges surrounding marginalized communities. Viewers will hear directly or indirectly from voices of the African-American, Latinx, LGBTQ, immigrant and refugee communities. These voices challenge us to listen to their message, and ask us to examine our own biases and reflect on the notion of equality.

Read more here.