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In honor of Black History Month the Decker Library showcases artist books and photography about black life in America, including early black photographers and current artists' work. Circulating books also on display and available for checkout. From Feb. 3- 28 on both levels of the library.
In Spring 2016, Decker Library invited students from MICA's Book Arts courses to create an artist book based on materials from the library's collections. The exhibition Fertile Ground: Artists Respond to a Collective Geography results from that collaboration. All of the students had the opportunity to have their work curated into this exhibition in MICA's Pinkard Gallery with visiting curator Cynthia Nourse Thompson '92 from the University of the Arts. The exhibit runs from January 20 - March 12, 2017, with an opening reception on Friday, January 27 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
S.C. Malone's historic Baltimore offices created varied designs and documents between the 1880s and 1930s, each one hand penned by Malone and his associates. The Decker Library is proud to house and showcase the Malone study collection, featuring originals and prints of his works. Exhibit runs Jan. 4 - 27, 2017 on both levels of the library.
Shadra Strickland's sophomore class displays cover designs for their favorite books, including materials and proofs. All designs feature elements of printmaking, whether linocut, stenciling, monoprint, or more. Exhibit runs from Dec. 2 - 14, 2016.
The MICA Community is welcome to create zines & buttons in the Decker Library as an outlet for emotion following the recent presidential election. Come for community, creation, and discussion. Starting at noon, Nov.22nd.
Open Access is the international movement to remove paywalls and copyright restrictions on information. The Decker Library is seeking to spread awareness of, and advocate for, Open Access policies in the sciences, arts, and academia. See a selection of items from MICA's archives that are currently availble though OA, online at digitaldecker.mica.edu.
A colorful and dazzling display of selected artist books from the Decker Library Special Collections. These items utilize the technique of accordion fold, allowing them to spread out to incredible lengths for mural-like affect. Sept. 6 -30 on both levels of the library.
Decker Library showcases staff selections from our pop-up book collection.These creations aren't just for kids, including 'Game of Thrones: a pop-up guide to Westros' and 'The pop-up Kama Sutra'. On both levels of the library. Aug. 8 - Sept. 2.