Pop By for a Pop-Up Exhibit

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Pop on by the Main Library Tuesday, April 16th from 2PM-4PM and take a look at some of the wonderful pop-up books housed in Special Collections!

Pop-up books have a rich history of entertaining adults and children alike. The artistry, engineering and sophistication needed for these books means they not only delight readers at home, but also find themselves on display in museums and galleries around the world.

Matthew Reinhart, award-winning writer and illustrator of children's pop-up books, has been hailed for his creations. His book Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy was so notable that The New York Times book review stated that "calling [this] sophisticated piece of engineering a 'pop-up book' is like calling the Great Wall of China a partition." (November 11, 2007).

To celebrate Matthew Reinhart's visit and donation of pop-up book material to Special Collections, we are showcasing not only some of Reinhart's magical creations, but also a few other examples from our collection. Come marvel at the artistry and sheer brilliance of these works.

Following the pop-up exhibit, join UI Libraries for a talk with Matthew Reinhart, “FOLD, CUT, REPEAT: The Art & Engineering of a Pop-up Book” at Stanley Café in Hancher Auditorium. Matthew will teach you how to turn your ideas into pop-up reality with simple paper engineering techniques.

Pop-up Exhibit: 2PM-4PM on the first floor of the Main Library across from Food for Thought Cafe
Matthew Reinhart talk: 6:30PM, Stanley Café in Hancher Auditorium

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 2:00pm to 4:00pm
University of Iowa
1st floor of Main Library, Group Area D
125 W Washington Street, Iowa City, IA 52242
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Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Elizabeth I. Riordan in advance at 319.384.2802 or elizabeth-riordan@uiowa.edu.