All MCLS Libraries are currently closed. Your holds will be waiting when we reopen. Current materials borrowed will now be due on May 18, 2020, allowing you to retain the materials in your possession without fines. We encourage you to keep all materials borrowed until notified otherwise. Please visit the MCLS website for more information and for additional resources on COVID-19.
Art of the Book
In 2011, we held the first Art of the Book exhibit in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Rochester Public Library. At the time, we wanted to celebrate what has been at the core of libraries for centuries–the book. We marveled over the intricate interpretations of this humble format, and we were thrilled with the response to the exhibit from the community.
In subsequent years, the exhibit has grown to include entries from all over the world, featuring well-known artists for their exquisite work. We have built a reputation worldwide among book artists, and we are so pleased to see that reputation upheld.
Books continue to ensnare the imagination, both for their form and content. Artists manipulate those two components to create breathtaking, mind-bending works of art that tease and cajole people to consider the intricacies of paper, ink, words, and meaning.
2019 Art of the Book Exhibition, on display now through February 1, 2020!