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Jaffe Collection Display Inspired by
Wimberly Library Construction

From John Cutrone, Book Arts Coordinator for the Jaffe Collection

The five-story expansion of the Boca Raton campus' Wimberly Library is well underway, and along with it, the expansion of the Jaffe Book Arts Collection. Inspired by the sounds of jack hammers, cement pumps and nail guns operating on compressed air, and by the sight and gritty feel of white dust coating our display cases, the Jaffe Collection has put together an exhibit of artists' books that deal with the topic of construction.

CONSTRUCT is now on view in what remains of the old Jaffe Atrium Book Arts Gallery, 3rd Floor East of the Wimberly Library. The exhibit takes a broad view of the idea of construction and includes books with architectural elements, books that explore concepts of construction, books that open into rooms and spaces...even a book by a Russian Constructivist artist. The exhibit runs until the opening of the expanded Jaffe Collection, with its brand new book arts gallery, slated for August. Additional books in the exhibit are also in the cases at the Wimberly's administrative offices, 2nd Floor West.

The gallery, in the lobby outside the Jaffe Collection, is open anytime during regular library hours. (The Jaffe Collection itself is open by appointment.) Click for current library hours. If you can't come to see the exhibit in person, you can take the virtual route by visiting the exhibition pages at www.jaffecollection.org.

We hope you'll come by. Hard hats are optional, but not required.


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