Upcoming Events


Photographing Libraries
Monday, May 8, 2017, 5:00–7:00 p.m.

“Robert Dawson’s work is an irrefutable argument for the preservation of public libraries. His book is profound and heartbreakingly beautiful.” – Toni Morrison

Author and photographer Robert Dawson will discuss his twenty-three year interest in photographing libraries throughout the United States and now globally. Starting with his eighteen-year survey of American public libraries, he will also share his more recent work from projects in Stockton and San Joaquin County, the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C., and his Global Library Project. His book The Public Library: A Photographic Essay was published in 2014.

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Evening in the Library with Kathleen Walkup
Monday, May 15, 2017, 5:00–7:00 p.m.

Detailes to come.

This program is for members only and seating is limited. Email programs@bccbooks.org to make a reservation or for more information. 

The Second Annual Next Generation Printers Showcase
Monday, May 22, 2017, 5:00–7:00 p.m.

A presentation and pop-up exhibition of work by emerging Bay Area fine printers. More details to come.

The Space Within
Monday, June 12, 2017, 5:00–7:00 p.m.

Karen Kunc explores inventive color abstractions of the natural and human-fashioned world in her prints and artist books, creating ideas of “strange beauty.” Kunc is Willa Cather Professor of Art at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she has taught since 1983. She has received numerous awards for her work, including Fulbright Scholar Awards to Finland and Bangladesh, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and a Nebraska Arts Council Fellowship. Her works have been shown in exhibitions worldwide and are held in numerous private, public, and university collections. She has taught workshops in Egypt, Italy, Finland, Bangladesh, Poland, Japan, France, Mexico, and Iceland, and has lectured as a visiting artist as over 200 institutions. In 2014, she opened Constellation Studios in Lincoln, Nebraska as a creative worksite for print, paper, and book, inviting artists for residencies, workshops, collaborations, and exhibitions.

Join us for this illustrated talk, in which a poetic metaphor leads to an associative understanding of influences, tactility, and meaning in the bookworks of artist Karen Kunc.

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