March 1 - June 15, 2019
An exhibition of livres d’artistes, artists’ books, and fine press editions of the Bible. More on the show, via SMU: “Twentieth-century printers and artists developed aesthetic principles that articulated the power of the book to influence the reader’s experience of a text. They endeavored not simply to copy or illustrate Scripture but to embody it in a meaningful form. Whether austere or exuberant in design, these books were conceived to give countenance to the spirit within. This exhibition explores the book as a creative expression with special attention paid to artistic philosophies, the inspiration behind specific works, the roles of illustration and letterform, and the significant achievements of women in the book arts. Represented artists include Rufino Tamayo, Michèle Forgeois, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dalí, Ben Shahn, Ron King, and Natalie d’Arbeloff.”
Panel: March 19, 2019 | 4–6:30 pm
Panel discussion and reception. Speakers include Catherine Craft, Curator, Nasher Sculpture Center and Anna Lovatt, Assistant Professor of Art History, SMU
6005 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, 75205 Texas