special events

Please join us for special opening receptions for new exhibitions, broadside poetry readings, artists' talks, round table discussions, lectures, and professional development workshops.

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.

Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception
Saturday, October 11th , 6pm
Join us for the opening of our fall exhibitions, and the beginnging of our 40th Anniversary Celebration.
Behind the Personal Art Library: Collectors Creating the Canon
Featured Artist Project: Master Faculty Fellow: Richard Minsky
Material Meets Metaphor
Featured Artist Project: Scholarship for Advanced Studies in Book Arts

40th Anniversary Symposium
The Collecting of Artist Books
Saturday, October 11th , 10-5
At the Museum of Modern Art, The Celeste Bartos Auditorium.
Complete details are here

2014 Poetry Chapbook Program
Friday, October 17th , 6:30pm
Join us to celebrate this year's Poetry Chapbook honorees. With Winner Sara Wallace, Honorable Mentions M. Callen and Carol Ann Davis. Hosted by judges David St. John and Sharon Dolin. With limited edition chapbooks and broadsides available for sale.
$10/ $5 members

Artist Talk: Master Faculty Fellow
Richard Minsky: Material Meets Metaphor
Friday, October 24th , 6:30pm
Our Master Faculty Fellowship provides for a luminary in the field to come to the Center to teach a Master Class in conjunction with an exhibition--a small retrospective--showcasing their work. Past Faculty Fellows have included such noted artists as Barbara Tetenbaum, Julie Chen, Johanna Drucker, Susan Joy Share, and Robert Bringhurst. The Center for Book Arts was founded forty years ago with education as a core part of its mission. Celebrating this anniversary, we present work of the founding artist and educator, Richard Minsky as this year's Master Faculty Fellow.
$10/ $5 members

Private Event
Wednesday, November 5th , 4pm

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

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

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