**CLOSED** Marie Dern: The Art of Handmade Books

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Presented by Bolinas Museum at Bolinas Museum, Bolinas CA

Mar 28 2020
Jun 07 2020
**CLOSED** Marie Dern: The Art of Handmade Books

**Closed through May 3** Intriguing, witty, handsomely crafted books – handmade, both individual and collaborative

Museum is closed due to public health advisory through May 3 or until further notice

Opening Events, Saturday, March 28:  **CANCELLED**
* Art Talks:  2:00 – 3:00 pm
* Reception:  3:00 – 5:00 pm

Exhibition Dates:  March 28 – June 7

[Pictured: Jungle Garden Press books, left to right: “Magic Rabbit’s Book of Applied Magic Tricks” by Arthur Okamura, “Believe It or Not!” by Kay Ryan, “Pastimes” by Carl Dern and “Jig” by Marie Dern. Photo: Martin Ledyard]


Unbound by the traditional book format, Marie Dern has been creating intriguing, witty and handsomely crafted handmade books for forty-five years; both of her own work and in collaboration with outstanding poets, writers and artists.

This exhibition presents handmade books created with her letterpress. Type is set by hand with individual metal letters, or digitally sourced. Inked, the type and images are impressed into fine rag paper on her hand-turned press.

Today in the digital age, this technique, originated by Gutenberg in the 15th century, is esteemed for the artisanal beauty that it lends to images and the written word. In 1974, after an education from University of California, Berkeley and the Sorbonne in Paris, Marie Dern started Jungle Garden Press, where she continues making book art to this day.

Curated by Elia Haworth


Museum is closed due to public health advisory through May 3 or until further notice

Free admission

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Museum is closed due to public health advisory through May 3 or until further notice

Opening Reception/Talks:  Saturday, March 28, 2:00-5:00 pm  **CANCELLED**

Museum Hours:
Friday:  1:00 – 5:00 pm
Saturday/Sunday:  12:00 – 5:00 pm


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