Airing Out Our Drawers: 50-ish Years of CalArts’ History and Creativity from the Library and Institute Archives is a multidisciplinary celebration of CalArts’ legacy of innovation. Selections from each of the CalArts Library’s major collections serve to represent the historical investments, radical pedagogies, and experimental artforms from each of the Institute’s six Schools. The Library is home to the Institute Archives, a robust Artists' Book collection, Special Collections, and many more unique resources that have the potential to meaningfully enrich creative practice. By examining our community’s history and artistry, we can find the means to deliberately imagine our future.
This Exhibition Catalog Zine was put together as a group effort by the CalArts Librarians and Library Staff. Flip through the pages to learn more about what treasures are held at the library and how to access them. Physical copies are available at the library Circulation Desk by request.
Airing Out Our Drawers: 50-ish Years of CalArts' History and Creativity from the Library and Institute Archives exhibition and accompanying guides were compiled by the CalArts Library as a retrospective to highlight books, a/v materials, posters, and other materials in the various library collections. This is not a comprehensive representation of all materials or people affiliated with CalArts. If you would like to be included, or have any questions or suggestions about the exhibition, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.