Event—Public Programming

Bits and Bobs: An Extraordinary Collection of Artists' Books at the Newberry

Learn about a remarkable collection of artists’ books, recently acquired by the Newberry

This program will be held in-person at the Newberry and livestreamed on Zoom. The online version of this event will be live captioned. Please register below.

Jill Gage of the Newberry will explore an exceptional collection of artists' books gathered over several decades by Robert McCamant, the noted book designer, former president of the American Printing History Association, and longtime graphic designer of the Chicago Reader. Mr. McCamant has recently donated parts of this collection to the Newberry. Images from many of the books will illustrate this talk.

The Caxton Club of Chicago will hold a dinner following the talk. Purchase tickets for that on the Caxton Club website.

This program is produced in collaboration with the Caxton Club of Chicago. It is cosponsored by Art Design Chicago and the Chicago Collections Consortium.


Jill Gage is Custodian of the John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing and Bibliographer for British Literature and History at the Newberry Library.

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This program is free and open to all. Advance registration required.

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Past Public Programs

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