Exploration 2016 | Newberry

Exploration 2016

“Untitled,” by Kathy Mandell

The 30th Juried Exhibition of the Chicago Calligraphy Collective
Monday, April 4, 2016Friday, June 24, 2016

R.R. Donnelley Gallery


The Chicago Calligraphy Collective was founded in 1976 to promote the study, practice, and appreciation of calligraphy in all its historical and present-day applications. This annual juried exhibition of members’ work includes handmade artist’s books and broadsides alongside three-dimensional works executed in a variety of media and styles. The annual Purchase Award enables the Newberry to acquire one exhibited piece to strengthen the calligraphy holdings of its distinguished John M. Wing Foundation for the History of Printing.

Opening Reception in Ruggles Hall: Saturday, April 9, from 11 am to 3 pm

Calligraphy demonstrations from 11:30 am to 1 pm.

Program begins at 1 pm with a presentation by Paul Gehl on the history of calligraphic collecting at the Newberry, from the 1930s to the present. A panel discussion will follow.

Cost and Registration Information 

Free and open to the public