In Fall 2015, the exhibit The Creative Codex: Books as Art in the Walter Havighurst Special Collections was launched. Designed and curated by Ashley Jones, Preservation Librarian, with the help of Carly Sentieri, Curator of Special Collections, the materials in the exhibit reflect a concentrated effort to build a diverse, provocative collection that will challenge students to reconsider their notion of “books” while also paying tribute to the creativity and innovation of book artists across the globe. All the artists’ books in the exhibit may be found in Miami University’s Walter Havighurst Special Collections.
Building on this exhibit, the Third Annual Special Collections Lecture included a talk by local artist Diane Stemper, whose work is featured in the exhibit. The lecture was held on Thursday, October 22nd, and included refreshments and a chance to explore the exhibit after normal Special Collections hours.
If you weren’t able to make it, don’t worry – we were able to record Diane Stemper’s lecture and it is available to view below: