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Thursday, November 7, 2013
5:30 PM


Multiple Locations (see description)


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Smart Museum of Art


In the 1960s, Ed Ruscha helped launch an emerging genre of art—artists’ books—into the realm of the art world when he produced minimalist, inexpensive photographic books that captured mundane streetscapes, apartments, parking lots, and swimming pools in Los Angeles.

This two-day program begins on Thursday evening at the Smart Museum, studying Ruscha’s books in State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970, talking with Interpreter in Residence Matt Austin about his project The Perch and how artists make books today, and going on a photo hike in Hyde Park.

We will continue on Tuesday at the Center for Book and Paper Arts with a private tour of DIY (Visits Chicago): Photographers and Books by curator Jessica Cochran, where we will investigate different strategies artists use to make photo books now, including offset lithography and print-on-demand books.

Location: Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, 5550 S. Greenwood Avenue (November 7) and Center for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College, 1104 South Wabash Avenue (November 12)