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Do It Yourself: Participatory Art in the 1960s and 1970s

The Philadelphia Museum of Art Library and Archives has an exciting new installation, “Do It Yourself: Participatory Art in the 1960s and 1970s,” that showcases artist books, exhibition catalogues, mail art, and photographs that document the active role of artists and viewers during the Pop art movement.

Do It Yourself: Participatory Art in the 1960s and 1970sIn conjunction with the Museum’s International Pop exhibit, this installation offers a unique behind-the-scenes glimpse of exhibitions during this time and exceptional pieces that held great importance for the international Fluxus community and others. Visit the Perelman Building’s Library Reading Room after your time at the International Pop exhibit to explore the publications of Something Else Press and Gemini G.E.L., and enjoy works from artists like Richard Hamilton, Jasper Johns, Christo, Yoko Ono, and more.

For more info on the installation visit the Library and Archives page:

Alyssa Dannaker

Philadelphia Museum of Art
PO Box 7646, Philadelphia, PA 19101-7646

African Artists’ Books Roundtable

African Artists' Book RoundtableOn September 16, the National Museum of African Art held the African Artists’ Books Roundtable to commemorate the opening of the Smithsonian Libraries’ new exhibition, Artists’ Books and Africa. Six artists discussed how they developed and produced artists’ books, and the inspiration for and recurring themes within their creations. The history of artists’ books in Africa was also discussed. Curator Janet Stanley led a tour of the exhibition following the discussion.

Featured speakers included:
Atta Kwami and Mary Hark – Listen, Listen
Matt Cohen and Blake Nolan – Colored People
Toufik Berramdane – Nadime
Bessie Smith Moltun – Tunisia

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