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Just One Look and you'll be inspired:  Book Arts Exhibit celebrates creative connections between artists and scholars 

Submitted by Catherine M Connors on May 13, 2016 - 1:06pm
images of women working, in the style of ancient Greek vases
A Woman's Work, Emma Schulte (copyright 2015). Photo credit Dennis Wise

 Just one look -- and you'll be inspired by the power of visual storytelling.

 A major Book Arts exhibit on view through July 29, 2016, in the UW Libraries Special Collections in the basement of Allen Library is the product of an unusual collaboration between established book artists and humanities scholars, including many members of the Classics Department. Building on the UW Libraries' exceptional collection of Book Arts, and its decades-long relationships with many major book artists, co-curators Sandra Kroupa (UW Libraries) and Lauren Dudley (UW BA in Latin) invited scholars and storytellers from across the humanities to contribute texts, artifacts or folkloric materials that speak to the theme of women and vision. In response to the texts, a group of artists, including Professor Alex Hollmann and Emma Schulte (BA 2015) created one-of-a-kind or limited edition books: beautiful and innovative objects that invite readers and viewers to consider the transformative power of the gaze. The catalyst for the exhibit was the UW Classics Department's hosting of the major conference Feminism and Classics: Visions (May 19-22, 2016), and arrangements have been made so that all conference attendees may view the exhibit in the hopes that they may be inspired to explore similar collaborative processes in their own institutions. 

See more about the exhibit at

This beautiful exhibit is best viewed in person, but there is also a wonderfully detailed catalogue available on line. See more at 

The catalogue is also available for purchase at