Group Show: What Ends Up in a Book

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"Everything in the world exists in order to end up as a book." ~Mallarme

The act of browsing, a casual act, becomes novel in a time when we cannot gather in libraries and bookstores. What Ends Up in a Book is an exhibition of books from the Cornell community and the Mui Ho Fine Arts Library Artist's Books Collection. The exhibition brings together a broad sampling of the Cornell community, ranging from past and present professors, M.F.A., B.F.A., and B.Arch students, an English Ph.D., an FSAD Ph.D., librarians, Garden-Door Press, a poet who moonlights as an admissions reader, and the Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of AAP, J. Meejin Yoon. The "books" include chapbooks, photography books, books and collages made from fabric, broadsides, graphic novels, engraved furniture and pencils, puzzles, risographs, silkscreens, handmade paper from military uniforms, galleys, wall projection, sculptural foldouts, and an audiobook. We wish you safe and surprising browsing.

During spring 2021, the Herbert F. Johnson Museum is available to Cornell students, faculty, and staff authorized to be on campus. Please call to make an appointment to view the exhibition at (607) 255-6464, and use the side entrance (Gussman Wing) to enter the museum; the main entrance (Appel Lobby) is closed due to construction.

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