Friday, June 4, 2010

Show and Bestow: The Ruth Hughes Collection of Artists’ Books, recently assembled and about to be donated to Oberlin College.

This collection, gathered by Library Company Conservator Alice Austin in honor of Chief Cataloger Ruth Hughes, will be on display from November 20 – December 30, 2009 in the Art and Print Department Galleries on the 2nd floor of the Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St. After the exhibition, the collection will be donated to Oberlin College’s Clarence Ward Art Library. The exhibition will coincide with Book, Paper, Scissors, an annual artists’ book fair sponsored by the Philadelphia Center for the Book. This year the fair will be held from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm on Sat., December 5th and you will be able to see the work of several present and former Library Company staff members.

For more information on Book, Paper, Scissors, please visit the Philadelphia Center for the Book’s website,

Andrea Krupp. Top: Straighten Up and Fly Right; Bottom: High-Flying Dare-Devil. ( 2009)

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