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Library Remodel, May 15-July 7, 2017

The Library will undergo an extensive remodeling this summer.  The area which currently houses bound periodicals will be partitioned into an enclosed quiet study area and space for the Institute Archives.  In addition, a dedicated reading room for Institute Archives and Special Collections materials will be constructed out of two existing office spaces.

In preparation for this remodel, periodicals will be relocated to the main area of the library, starting in early May.  There will be some noise and disruption in the library during early May as preparations are made for this construction.  In addition, there will be noise and disruption while this construction takes place, starting on May 15th.

Please bear with us while we make these improvements to the CalArts Library.

Posted: April 4, 2017

New donation to CalArts Library's Special Collection

October 15, 2016

The CalArts Library is happy to announce The Magician by Chris Byrne and Scott Newton is being generously donated by John D. Harkey, Jr. to the CalArts Library Special Collections. The Magician is an epic graphic novel, a bookmaking tour de force, a mesmerizing art object, and the completion of over a decade-long obsession of author Chris Byrne. This enigmatic box of wonders houses a dozen separate publications, printed and hand bound using a variety of techniques.

The books include Theogony, Handmade, Down the Head, Mountain Man/She-Wolf, Letterpress Flipbook, 4-Ply Toilet Paper, Moleskine, The Magician Manual, M-Phase, Unfinished Versions, Colophon, and Curtains.

Please join us for a reception and talk in the CalArts Library with author/artist Chris Byrne on: 
October 18th @ 4:00pm

The Magician

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