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Distinguished book artist Julie Chen has produced nearly 60 limited edition works that focus on the reading experience and the materiality of the book. Her quest to merge structure and meaning creates intimate yet bold works. Chen uses inventive book forms such as game boards, dioramas, and pop-ups to merge personal narrative with universal commentary on the human condition.
The turbulence of the 1960s was made powerfully visible through the medium of documentary photography. Many of the iconic images we remember today were captured by members of Magnum, an international photographic cooperative. Commemorating the Madison Reunion and the 50th anniversary of 1968, the Kohler Art Library’s summer show selects some of the poignant moments that defined a decade.
The 2018 Midterm elections offer an opportunity to exercise your Constitutional right to vote, a powerful form of civic engagement. The Kohler Art Library partnered with graduate students in the UW-Madison Art Department to present a collection of artists’ books and student art exploring the topic of civic engagement.