During a time of globalization, colonization, and warfare, Europeans in the Renaissance embraced new technology even as they lamented its destabilizing consequences.

Renaissance Invention, explores the conception of novelty and technology through an unprecedented study of Nova Reperta, a late 16th-century print series that celebrated the marvels of the age, including the stirrup, the

Winter Fine Art Auction

Featuring the Robert Allan Haas Collection of Alphonse Mucha Graphics, subject of major traveling museum exhibitions.

American Paintings ? European Paintings ? Pencil Signed Prints ? Midwest Regionalist Paintings ? Thomas Hart Benton Studies and Lithos ? Works by Students of Benton ? Works by Kansas Artists ? Bronze Sculpture ? Watercolors


Inspired by the work of scholar and antiquarian book dealer William S. Reese (1955-2018), this exhibition highlights Western Americana in the Clements Library collections. Featuring narratives of travel, settlement, and Native American relations, and including works in Spanish, German, and French, the selections represent some of the rarest and most significant 18th and 19th century sources on

With generous funding from the Jerome Foundation, guidance from their selected mentors, workshops, and critical support from MCBA, the Mentorship recipients spent one year developing skills in book arts through contemporary and traditional techniques. This exhibition features new work from the following artists:

Rebekah Crisanta de Ybarra a.k.a. Lady Xok (enrolled Maya-Lenca Nation) is

New Editions is an annual, two-day celebration of new artist book publications, featuring locally and nationally created artist books, photo books, chapbooks, zines, broadsides, and hand printed work. New Editions offers something for everyone, from art lovers to seasoned collectors, with items at a range of prices.

This ticketed event will grant you exclusive access to the sale,

Books, Manuscripts & Fine Art

Auction will feature more than 500 lots of printed books including many modern first editions by famous authors. In addition, the auction will feature historic autographs, manuscripts, maps, and prints. 


Oct 16th & 17 10am - 5pm

Potter & Potter Auctions
3759 N. Ravenswood Avenue, Suite 121

This exhibit examines MSU's growing collection of medieval manuscripts and early printed books in a variety of genres, both sacred and secular, including medicine, poetry, cookery, religious devotion, music, history, and astronomy. Materials are interpreted through markings their producers and owners left behind, and there is a special focus on the "afterlife" of manuscripts that could be

Mimic examines the history and craft of marbling, from book arts origins to present day 3D sculpture, fine art, and other decorative objects. The exhibition includes twenty local and international artists:

- Sue Bjerke
- Maeve “Maise” Broome
- Antonio Velez Celemin
- Heather RJ Fletcher
- Karli Frigge
- Mary Holland
- Dan and Regina St. John

The California gold rush was the first broadly significant event in American history to be documented in any substantial depth by photography. After gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill in 1848, thousands made the journey to California. Daguerreotypists too made their way west, not in search of gold, but to capitalize on the ready market of potential customers. Establishing studios in the

Meant to stop people in their tracks with bold colors and seductive imagery, French advertising posters of the turn of the 20th century ultimately became highly collectible works of art. L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters presents the work of five innovative artists: Jules Chéret, Eugène Grasset, Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, Alphonse Mucha, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The