"True and Earth, Strong as Water", Shu-Ju Wang, 2011

Artists’ Books – Making Books by Hand

Artists’ books are handmade books created by an artist or group of artists. Making books by hand allows an artist to have complete creative control over their work.

Curate This! A Sense of Place

A Sense of Place the Curate This! art exhibit curated by two Topeka teens is on display in the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery May 6 – July 16, 2017. The exhibit explores the idea that happiness comes from understanding who we are and where we belong in the world.

Ballet Midwest: 40 years and counting

To help celebrate their first 40 years, the library has partnered with Ballet Midwest to showcase their rich history through a selection of photographs, costumes, and props and display in the rotunda. When your here, don’t forget to look up to see more iconic tutus on display!

Beyond Words: Artists’ Books

Sometimes, artistic limitations can foster even greater creativity; when text is minimal or absent, book artists must decide how to tell stories using different tools.

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Form Follows Function

Whether they use traditional materials or more modern ones, book artists thoughtfully consider the physical experience of reading the book when making their design decisions.

Words in art: txt me

This exhibit explores the relationship between art and language in multiple and unexpected ways. Consider the use of language and text in art and question how language shapes our encounter with art and the gallery.

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Printed Image 6

Our national printmaking competition is on show November 4 – December 30 at the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery.

And the winners are…

The juror award winners have been announced for Printed Image 6. See what the juror had to say about the work he selected this year.

100 Years: The Topeka Art Guild

On October 16, 1916, a group of Topeka artists, patrons and enthusiasts met to organize a new art group. Its purpose was “to bring more and better art in Topeka,” to promote education about the arts, to teach art classes, and to enrich the lives of Topekans. Come see their art on October 10!