Tour of the “Materialia Lumina” exhibit at the Boston Athenaeum

The Ticknor Society

Tour of the “Materialia Lumina” exhibit at the Boston Athenaeum

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Dr. John Buchtel, Curator of Rare Books and Head of Special Collections at the Boston Athenaeum, will take Ticknor members on a tour of the library’s newly renovated exhibition space and its inaugural exhibition, “Materialia Lumina | Luminous Books: Concept & Craft in Contemporary Artists’ Books.” From the show’s website: “Materialia Lumina | Luminous Books showcases a selection of outstanding contemporary artists’ books created by some of the world’s most accomplished makers over the past twenty-five years…. They demonstrate a mastery of the traditional arts of the book—printing, printmaking, typography, calligraphy, bookbinding, papermaking, and graphic design—intersecting vigorously with the conceptual daring and exploratory nature of the best contemporary art. The exhibition explores the extraordinary level of skill and persistence involved in creating these beautiful works, as well as their unique power to speak to a range of contemporary issues and concerns…”

The Athenæum is one of three venues hosting the exhibition, along with Stanford University Libraries and the Klingspor Museum in Offenbach, Germany, and Ticknorites will be able to enjoy some quality time with it before the show moves on to its next destination!

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02-01-23 @ 06:00 PM to
02-01-23 @ 08:00 PM

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