Friday, May 5, 2017 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Spring 2017 graduating students currently have their MFA thesis work on display in the KK Merker Gallery. Works by Ruth Bryant, Ian Huebert and Lisa Miles. The show will be up from April 24th to May 15th. Come celebrate with us at the reception on Friday, May 5th from 4:00-6:00pm.
Monday, April 10 to Saturday, April 15, 2017 (all day)
BEANS Ian Huebert MFA Thesis Exhibition Reception: Friday, April 14th from 4:30-6:30
Monday, April 3 to Saturday, April 8, 2017 (all day)
SPLIT INFINITY (no blue, no green) SPLIT INFINITY (no blue, no green) Lisa Miles MFA Thesis Exhibition Closing reception on Saturday, April 8th from 4-6pm.
Monday, March 27, 12:00pm to Saturday, April 1, 2017 12:00am
Scar Study MFA Thesis Exhibition, Ruth Bryant Closing Reception on Friday, March 31st from 5pm - 7pm in the K. K. Merker Gallery on the Ground Floor of North Hall.
Thursday, March 23, 2017 4:00pm
The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society and the University Libraries invite you to an Open House in the John Martin Rare Book Room. Early Modern England: Medicine, Shakespeare, and Books Thirty seven books from 1531 to 1697 will be on display highlighting general medical beliefs, herbals, monsters, poisons and cures, contemporaries of Shakespeare, and doctors in Shakespeare’s plays.
Friday, March 3, 2017 5:00pm
RSVP will again host the UICB during the Spring Gallery Walk. Stop by 140 N Linn St on Friday, March 3rd between 5pm - 8pm to see new work from the Center for the Book.
Thursday, March 2, 2017 7:30pm
Textual and Racial Triangulation: David Walker's Appeal, William Apes's "And Indian's Looking-Glass for the White Man," and Thomas Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia This talk examines how writers of color David Walker (1796-1830) and William Apes (1798-1839) responded not only to Thomas Jefferson's claims about African Americans' and Native Americans' intellectual and creative capacities, but also to a specific edition of Jefferson's Notes--the eighth American edition, published in...
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 5:30pm
Aaron Sinift collaborates closely with Gandhian activists in India to create editions which bridge the worlds of contemporary art & Gandhi Ashrams of Northern India. His project, 5 Year Plan, is a Fluxus inspired experiment in Gandhian economics, which combines book arts, international artists and social activism to create a hybrid performance which serves all participants. Since 2009, what started rather naively has deepened into a fascinating relationship with Gandhi's legacy and with the...
Thursday, February 2, 2017 5:00pm
Come join us to see the 25 books that came back after a year of enthusiastic cooking and concurrent marginal commentary by the chefs. The exhibit will be on display in the K.K. Merker Gallery from January 23rd - February 4th. Hungry Bibliophiles: An Experiment in Utilitarian Bookmaking Thurs February 2nd 5:00 Exhibition Reception Merker Gallery B Floor, North Hall Remarks at 5:30 *The Hungry Bibliophiles project grew out of an extended conversation between Tim Barrett and Russell Maret about the...
Friday, December 9, 2016 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Exhibits from UICB studio classes in lettering arts, papermaking, bookbinding, artist books, and letterpress printing will be on display. Work from UICB Faculty will be on display in the K.K. Merker Gallery. Ladies Typographic Union 2017 calendars will be available for purchase. $20 gets you a full year of beautiful prints! Food and drink will be served—all are welcome!
Thursday, November 17, 2016 3:30am
Join us for a presentation by Chris Fritton, the Itinerant Printer. Chris will discuss the history and lore of tramp printers, and share stories of his experience as a modern tramp printer. The nomadic lifestyle of journeymen printers is examined critically and comically, within a discussion of the indispensable role tramps played in the dissemination of information, techniques, and knowledge. "The Itinerant Printer project is about reviving that sense of adventure in printing, along with the...
Thursday, November 10, 2016 6:00pm
Join us at the Main Library for the third annual William Anthony Conservation Lecture featuring Barbara Korbel. Korbel is the Collections & Exhibitions Conservator at Newberry Library in Chicago, IL.
Thursday, October 13, 2016 5:30pm
The Life of... Founder of Red Ozier and Red Hydra Presses, Steve Miller will speak about what leads to a life of making books by hand and about some conclusions he has come to after pursuing a passion for words, images, and collaboration. The path has led from Madison, Wisconsin to New York City, Tuscaloosa, and Havana, Cuba.
Monday, September 19, 2016 5:00pm
A Personal View of Paper History: An Illustrated Talk by Simon Barcham Green A guided, selective and very abridged tour through the last 2,000 years of papermaking from the former owner of England’s last full scale commercial handmade paper mill. Illustrated with a wide variety of images, some familiar and some not, including many from the Hayle Mill collection dating back to the 19th century and also other English Mills. It will also include recollections of major Californian book projects of...
Sunday, September 18, 2016 1:00pm
Come celebrate the art of book making and other Shakespearean delights, featuring a lively cast of actors, artists, scholars, book makers, and fencers. Roll up your sleeves for book art fun with paper making, book binding, and more. For more information and other First Folio related events: http://shakespeare.lib.uiowa.edu
Wednesday, September 14 to Saturday, September 17, 2016 (all day)
The annual Midwest and Great Northern Printer's Fair event will be held in Mt. Pleasant and is specifically geared to people practicing or curious about letterpress printing. This event is geared towards letterpress printers, from beginners to professionals. It is a great opportunity for letterpress people to get together and talk, see demonstrations, get practical training on various pieces of equipment, and be able to buy (or sell-off) equipment and materials. Printers can share their...