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ExhibitionSpeaking of Book Arts: Oral Histories from UW–Madison

Feb 1–Sep 10, 2020

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Exhibition Overview

Speaking of Book Arts: Oral Histories from UW-Madison is a first-time collaboration between the Chazen, Kohler Art Library, and UW Archives presenting fifty years of book arts at UW–Madison. Interviews with 21 students and teachers (past and present) recorded by the UW–Madison Archives Oral History Program are presented alongside examples of their works from the Kohler Art Library’s Artists’ Book Collection. Each of the two galleries dedicated to the exhibition has a customized sound installation playing different audio loops approximately twenty minutes in length.

Programming & Financial Support

The Chazen Museum of Art’s fiftieth anniversary year activities are supported by a grant from the UW-Madison Anonymous Fund, with additional support from the office of the Chancellor. Exhibition curators Lyn Korenic and Tracy Honn thank the narrators of the oral histories, as well as Craig Eley, sound editing and mixing; Sarah Lange, interviews and voice-overs; Troy Reeves, UW–Madison Archives Oral History Program; UW-Madison Libraries Kohler Art Library; UW–Madison Libraries Department of Special Collections; Friends of the UW–Madison Libraries; the Evjue Foundation, Inc., Dana Lytle and Planet Propaganda, and the Chazen Museum of Art.