Browse Exhibits

Artist Books from the Women's Studio Workshop

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This online exhibition is a gathering place for collections of artists' books from the Art, Architecture, and Engineering Library(AAEL) Special Collections. The artists' books exhibitions are created to provide users with alternative ways to experience the artists' books collection as well as to…

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American Foodways: The Jewish Contribution

The Temple Cook Book

This exhibition highlights the Jewish contributions to and experience in American culinary history. Using material from the Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive (University of Michigan Library,Special Collections Library), this exhibit is a window into one experience of American…

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Leonard B. Willeke Postcards

Leonard B. Willeke

The postcard was initially marketed as a convenient and inexpensive alternative to a telegram or letter, as it required neither extensive writing nor paper and envelope. While early cameras were too cumbersome for every traveler and too new to be affordable, travelers could easily purchase a…

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Language Comes after Artist: A Selection of Books by Lynne Avadenka

Book Artist Lynne Avadenka 2013

Detroit artist Lynne Avadenka has produced small-run, fine press books at her own Land Marks Press for 25 years. The books shown here are a selection of her work and celebrate her skill in merging the visual and textual. All make use of fine paper, binding and printing, and the author is Avadenka…

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Michigan's LGBT Heritage

Sarah Emma Edmonds

Welcome to the Michigan's LGBT Heritage exhibit. In this exhibit you will learn about a number of places, people, and events which have contributed to over 100 years of LGBT activism and visibility all across the state of Michigan. The images and information presented here are based on a physical…

The Geography of Colorants

S. Rom. Imperii circuli et electoratus Bavariae tabula choragraphica

“Today the list of colorants manufactured industrially covers nine thousand pages in nine volumes of the Colour Index International, the bible of dyers and colorists. Here these bright, synthetic earths have no fanciful names but are catalogued uncompromisingly by hue, use, and a number…

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