Penn Libraries Events & Exhibitions
Muriel Pfaelzer Bodek Fund for Library Public Events
The Art of the Book:

Fine Printing in North America in the 21st Century

Friday, February 26, 5:30 PM - Symposium Keynote and Exhibition Reception
Saturday, February 27, 8:30 AM-6:00 PM - Symposium

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, sixth floor
Preliminary Schedule
Friday, February 26, 2016

5:30-6:30 pm Symposium keynote address: Mark Dimunation
Mark Dimunation is the Chief of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress

6:30-7:30 pm Exhibition opening reception

Saturday, February 27, 2016

8:30-9:00 am Registration and coffee

9:00-10:30 am Welcome and Session 1: Creating Fine and Private Press Books

  • Carol Blinn
  • Abigail Rorer
  • Robin Price
  • Mark Tomlinson
10:30-10:45 am Break

10:45 am-12:00 pm Session 2: Color in Fine and Private Press Books
  • Dan De Simone
  • Russell Maret
12:00-1:30 pm Lunch (on your own)

1:30-3:00 pm Session 3: Art in/Art of Fine and Private Press Books
  • Mindy Belloff
  • Carolee Campbell
  • Michael Thompson
3:00-3:15 pm Break

3:15-4:45 pm Session 4: Teaching Making/Teaching with Fine and Private Press Books
  • Matt Neff
  • Sharka Hyland
  • Barbara Henry
4:45-5:00 pm Break

5:00-6:00 pm Session 5: Collecting and Exhibiting Fine and Private Press Books-Three Perspectives
  • Jean-François Vilain
  • Lynne Farrington
  • Mark Samuels Lasner
The symposium is sponsored by the Muriel Pfaelzer Bodek Fund for Library Public Events of the University of Pennsylvania Libraries.

Across the Spectrum exhibition logo with Art Nouveau flowers and vines
The associated exhibition, Across the Spectrum, is in the
Goldstein Family Gallery, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Van Pelt Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm;
Wednesday, 10am-8pm
For further information (215.898.7088 or rbml@pobox.upenn.edu)
free and open to the public (please show photo ID at entrance)

Symposium Hotels

We have reserved blocks of rooms for participants in the symposium at the Club Quarters (16th and Chestnut) and at the Sheraton University City (36th and Chestnut), just a short walk from the Library where the symposium will take place.

Sheraton University City Penn rate is $175 per night. To get that rate, click here.

Club Quarters is in Center City, a short bus or taxi ride (or a 30 minute walk) from the University of Pennsylvania. The Penn Rate is $132 or a Standard Room and $116 for a Club Room (which is smaller than the standard). You may call the Club Quarters to make reservations through the Member Services department by referencing the group code UOP226 or via the link here.

Club Quarters Member Services can be reached at
or at 203.905.2100 during the hours of:
M-F 7 am-11 pm | Sa 9 am-5 pm | Su 10 am-6 pm

After 1/26/16, this block will be released and all other rooms after the date will be based on availability. The Penn Rates will still be available to you if you mention the Penn Library while making your reservation. For more detailed information such as parking, directions and surrounding attractions, you can visit: www.clubquarters.com
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