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Two New Exhibits Now on Display

Education and the Avant Garde How Fluxus Artists Shaped the Arts at UC Santa Cruz
McHenry Library, 3rd Floor

Two new exhibits are now on display at McHenry Library:

Education and the Avant Garde: How Fluxus Artists Shaped the Arts at UC Santa Cruz 
On display in the McHenry Library 3rd Floor Gallery cases

This exhibit looks at some highly experimental creative campus undertakings in the late 1960s and the library collections that reflect them. It includes an "instant class kit" created as part of a campus report on art education, publications by the College Five Graphic Arts Guild, photographs of a campus Shakespeare production that included a geodesic dome by Buckminster Fuller and costumes designed by comic book artist Jack Kirby, and more.

 

New Twists on Old Tales: 1000 Years of Handmade Books 
On display in the Special Collections Reading Room cases

This exhibit was curated by undergraduates in HAVC 135: The Art of the Book (taught by the Library's former head of Special Collections, Beth Remak-Honnef). The students present facsimiles of iconic medieval manuscripts alongside modern artists' reflections on similar subjects and book forms.