special events

The Center for Book Arts has a full schedule of weekly events promoting the art of the book. Please join us for special opening receptions for new exhibitions, broadside poetry readings, artists' talks, round table discussions with book artists, lectures on subjects related to bookmaking and the book in contemporary art, and professional development workshops designed for working artists in New York.

Members receive a discount on all public programs. Opening receptions and open houses are free. Suggested admission to all other events: $5 members; $10 non-members.

Artist Talk & Reception
2014 Scholars for Advanced Studies in Book Arts
Friday, October 31st , 6:30pm
Donald Daedalus, Prudence Dudan, and Lee Marchalonis each received a year-long scholarship to work at the Center for their commitment to the artistic endeavors in the book arts. On view are their completed projects produced during their residencies at the Center.
$10/$5 members

Private Event
Wednesday, November 5th , 4pm

Poetry Reading
40th Anniversary Collaborative Reading Series
Friday, November 7th , 6:30pm
with Jeanne Marie Beaumont, Karen Garthe, Scott Hightower and Lydia Cortes. Curated by Sharon Dolin.
$10/ $5 members

Featured Artist Project: Notes
Friday, November 14th , 6:30pm
A performance by Richard Minsky featuring a reading of his new book, Notes, one copy of which is bound as a musical chair with playable organ pipes. Additionally, he will reprise "I Wanna Be Riveted" for the first time since its debut at the Allan Stone Gallery in 1981. Most members of the original band, Old Man Rivet and the Rivetheads, will be in the November 14th performance. Several excerpts from the CD, Adventures in Ku-Tu-Ba Wa-Do, will be played that evening as well.
$10/ $5 members

Poetry Reading
40th Anniversary Collaborative Reading Series
Friday, November 21st , 6:30pm
Marcella Durand, Rachel Levitsky, Thomas Sayers Ellis, and Rodrigo Toscano. Curated by Sharon Dolin.
$10/ $5 members

Poetry Reading
40th Anniversary Collaborative Reading Series
Friday, December 5th , 6:30pm
Joy Katz, Kimiko Hahn, Edwin Torres, and Kristin Prevallet. Curated by Sharon Dolin.
$10/ $5 members

Holiday Party
Friday, December 12th , 6:30pm

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