Common Thread: Women's Experience through Artists' Books

Some experiences in women’s lives are universal: society’s constrictions on women’s bodies, stereotypes about work roles, and historical expectations about behavior, and what constitutes good and bad in each situation

These expectations are the result of dictates of the dominant culture that have suppressed and constrained women’s thoughts, choices, and time. Women have not been silent against these strictures.

In this exhibit, we examine how women book artists have subverted societies’ precepts and processed them in deep, painful and humorous ways.


Visit Special Collections

If you are interested in seeing more of the collections, visit the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library on level 10 of the Woodruff Library. Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.