Event—Public Programming

The 31st Juried Exhibition of the Chicago Calligraphy Collective


Homage to Ben Shahn by Linda Hancock

Homage to Ben Shahn by Linda Hancock

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 artists' 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.

Artists' Reception in Ruggles Hall: Saturday, April 8, from 11 am to 3 pm.

Calligraphy demonstrations from 11:30 am to 1 pm

Program begins at 1 pm with a presentation by Pamela Paulsrud. Pamela will share stories and images from her recent travels to the Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial and the Sharjah International Book Fair in the United Arab Emirates.

Awards presentation immediately following. Jill Gage will present the Purchase Prize.


The Exhibition Galleries are open 8:15 am to 7:30 pm Tuesdays through Thursdays and 8:15 am to 5 pm Mondays, Friday, and Saturdays; closed Sundays.