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


Over 80 handmade books on view by small presses push the boundaries of traditional printing techniques while addressing a range of political, social, and cultural subjects. The exhibition is organized in partnership with the University at Albany’s 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.


Supported by the University Libraries. Additional support for the University Art Museum Fall 2023 exhibitions and programs is provided by the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, The University at Albany Foundation, the University at Albany Alumni Association, the University Auxiliary Services at Albany, and the Robin Kanson Lewis ’70 Exhibition Endowment Fund.


Latin American and Caribbean Handmade Books Collection
Exhibition Brochure
Make a Cartonera Book with Paloma Celis Carbajal
Press Release
Press Kit