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.
Free and open to the public