Musselman Library celebrates the intersection of books and the visual arts with an exhibition highlighting artists who preserve the traditional forms of the book, as well as those who explore the book as inspiration for new work.
We invite you to discover the book arts exhibition at Musselman Library. Additional information about the artists accompanies each display case. Some works are available for sale; see the price list at the Circulation Desk for details. This exhibit was organized with the help of The Gettysburg Festival.
The exhibit will run through June 2010.
Throughout the Spring Semester, work from Jim Ramos, Sheila Waters, and John Kovaleski are on display as well as a curious compilation of antique bookbinding tools which you can find in the Apse, Browsing Room, and the stairwell. On the main floor, you will also find a new addition to our collection, beautifully intricate Chinese books, which were obtained through a generous gift from Michael Hobor, Class of '69.
The seven artists exhibited in Musselman Library in the Fall Semester challenged us to expand our perceptions about books and how they are "read." On display were constructions crafted from recycled materials, glass, handmade accordion books, traditional fine bindings and antique bookbinding tools. In addition, medieval and Persian inspired miniature illuminations were on exhibit. This exhibit was organized with the help of The Gettysburg Festival.