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Sept 17th – Nov 16th, Flagstaff: “Tangibles: Beauty and Purpose in the Art of the Book”


© 2013 Susan kae Grant

Northern Arizona University Art Museum
Tangibles: Beauty and Purpose in the Art of the Book
On view September 17 – November 16, 2013

“The Northern Arizona University Art Museum presents “Tangibles: Beauty and Purpose in the Art of the Book.” This exhibition is created in the belief that the physical artifact of a book can offer sensory experiences and imaginative encounters that the realm of digital facsimiles and “virtual” art cannot.

The exhibition includes works that go beyond self-expression to engage with political and cultural issues in the contemporary world. The visual arts remain a compelling arena in which to effect criticism, reflection and change in a time of war, economic inequality and environmental destruction, to name only a few of the themes represented in the show. Pieces chosen for the exhibition will employ traditional media of paint, ink, paper, woodcuts, and engravings, but we are equally interested in works that fall outside expected definitions of what a book might look like or how one might experience a book – creatively defined – as an aesthetic object.”

This exhibition was co-juried by David Williams, Professor of Fine Art in Printmaking, School of Art, Northern Arizona University and Susan kae Grant, Professor of Art, Department of Visual Art, Texas Woman’s University.

NAU Art Museum
321 McMullen Circle
Building #10 Room #M205
Flagstaff, Arizona


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