Structures and Stories: Contemporary Book Arts

Structures & Stories investigates artists’ books in expressive and unique structures – from traditional scroll, accordion and codex, to pop-up, tunnel and carousel books. Three dozen culturally diverse artists, many of national stature, exhibit more than 50 works that are sculptural and kinetic excursions into printmaking, photography, collage and papermaking.

Experience their personal stories about ethnicity, race, gender and identity. View stunning creations that explore home, family and community. Explore a rotating selection of self-published artist books and “zines,” or homemade magazines. Students can even express themselves by submitting their own “zines” to share in the exhibit.

Before and After by Donna Globus

For Teachers

  • Teacher's Manual, K-5
  • Teacher's Manual, 6-12
  • Educational Resources

For Students

  • Structures & Stories artworks
  • Videos seen in Artmobile

Tour Information

Artmobile will tour Structures & Stories from September 2015 through June 2017. Everyone is welcome to visit Artmobile at any of the public sites on our 2016 - 2017 "Structures & Stories" Itinerary.

Artmobile will tour Planting Seeds: The Art & Science of Pollination from September 2017 through June 2019. We will begin taking requests in January 2017. Click on Planning a Visit for information on how to have Artmobile come to your school or public site.