exhibitions

Janis Nedela

The Center for Book Arts is one of few contemporary arts organizations dedicated to the art of the book, and the only location in New York City at which visitors can view book arts exhibitions in the context of an active, working studio.  In keeping with the Center’s mission, our exhibitions endeavor to place book art practice within the larger context of contemporary art, exploring the book as object, as media, and as a site of resistance.

Exhibitions at the Center for Book Arts include four thematic group exhibits each year in our main gallery, as well as Featured Artist Projects, which provide contemporary artists each year with the opportunity to display a body of recent work or a site-specific installation

currently on exhibition

Behind the Personal Library: Collectors Creating the Canon
October 11, 2014 - December 20, 2014

Organized by Alexander Campos, with Johanna Drucker (UCLA), Jae Jennifer Rossman (Yale), and Tony White (MICA)

Featured Artist Project
Master Faculty Fellow: Richard Minsky
Material Meets Metaphor

October 11, 2014 - December 20, 2014

organized by Jae Jennifer Rossman, Assistant Director for Special Collections, Yale University Arts Library

Featured Artist Project:
Richard Minsky: Notes

October 11, 2014 - December 20, 2014

organized by Jae Jennifer Rossman, Assistant Director for Special Collections, Yale University Arts Library

Featured Artist Project: Scholarship for Advanced Studies in Book Arts
October 11, 2014 - December 20, 2014

Organized by Sarah Nicholls, Programs Manager

upcoming exhibitions

Please check back soon for information about our upcoming exhibitions.

past exhibitions

Visit our archive of past exhibitions


The Center for Book Arts Gallery is located on the third floor at 28 West 27th Street, Manhattan. Admission is free and open to the public.

gallery hours
Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday closed


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