New second floor exhibition

Now open in our second floor gallery! Free to the public 10-5 Monday-Saturday, March 5-May 19, 2019.

“A Matter of Size: Miniature Texts & Bindings” from the Collection of Patricia J. Pistner.

Size does matter. In this collection of diminutive books and bindings the size restriction ranges from a grand height of 4 inches to less than 1 millimeter. Spanning 4,500 years, on view are 275 miniature examples of cuneiform tablets and other antiquities, medieval manuscripts, early printed books, and contemporary artists’ books and design bindings representing a variety of artistic styles. The tiny tomes are from the extensive collection of Patricia J. Pistner and have been selected by Jan Storm van Leeuwen and Ms. Pistner.

Free Lunchtime Exhibition Tours: March 6 and April 24, 1:00 – 2:00 PM; May 18 3:00-4:00 PM.
The Curator will lead free guided tours of the exhibition. No reservations necessary.

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