Museum of Printing History Presents Poems and Pictures: A Renaissance in the Art of the Book

. November 2, 2010 . 0 Comments

The Museum of Printing History presents Poems and Pictures: A Renaissance in the Art of the Book (1946-1981), open through January 29, 2011.

Poems & Pictures examines the relationship between visual and language art. The exhibition features over 60 books produced between 1946 and 1981, as well as paintings, collages, periodicals, and ephemera. Poets, artists and collaborators include Wallace Berman, Joe Brainard, Robert Creeley, Jim Dine, Johanna Drucker, Philip Guston, Joanne Kyger, Emily McVarish, Karen Randall, Larry Rivers, George Schneeman, and many more. Together they share in the common objective of bringing bold new writing into print where commercial presses fear to tread, and to do so with flair, imagination and intelligence.

This exhibition was organized by the Center for Book Arts in New York by guest curator Kyle Schlesinger, Assistant Professor of Communication Design and English, University of Houston–Victoria.

The Museum of Printing History 1324 W. Clay Street, Houston, Texas 77019

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