Two views of a bookmaking studio in Cuba Two views of a bookmaking studio in Cuba

Libros/Arte: Handmade Books from Latin America & the Caribbean

August 7 – December 4, 2023


Handmade books published by small presses from Cuba, Mexico, and several South American countries, including Argentina and Peru, become documents of protest, tools for forging cultural pride, and records of their creators’ resourcefulness. Made with innovative papermaking processes, they at times contain unexpected materials, including cardboard, jute, seeds, wax, fabric, and found objects. This exhibition is presented in partnership with the University at Albany M.E. Grenander Special Collections and Archives, which has been collecting these books since 2005; the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; and the Department of Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies.