Hands-On Object-Based Research
Gather ideas for a creative project, engage in scholarly research, or discover something new. Gain hands-on experience utilizing original source materials in our reading room, and explore our unique collections through an active exhibition program and campus events.
We have a growing and diverse survey of contemporary artists' publication projects from the 1960s to the present; a study collection of broadsides and prints; rare and semi-rare books from the mid 18th century to the present; and more.
You'll find: broadsides, democratic multiples, documentation of time-based and performance projects, engravings, exhibition publications, experimental writing, fine press books, flip books, handmade editions, historic facsimiles, parlor toys, photo-bookworks, prints, rare books, and zines.
Open to Everyone
Open to students, staff, faculty, art and design practitioners, and the general public. If you’d like to schedule a research consultation, class visit, or group tour please contact our Center staff in advance.
As a teaching resource for faculty, the Center can be booked for class visits, reading events, critique sessions, performances, and extracurricular activities. Center staff provide orientations to the collections, pull pertinent resources in advance of a class visit, suggest ways of incorporating the materials into project briefs and assignments, and design activities utilizing the collections.
AWARE - A collection of environmentally-conscious books, zines, and posters
Curated by Bea Patarata and the Green Ambassadors for Green Week
On View February 18 through March 8, 2019
Featuring works from the collection by Julie Chen, Dawn Hachenski, Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, Sharon McCartney, Barbara Milman, Stephen Sidelinger, Elsi Vassdal Ellis, and Shu-Ju Wang.