The Ohio State University Fine Arts Library

The Ohio State University Fine Arts Library

The Ohio State University Fine Arts Library

The Fine Arts Library supports Ohio State’s Departments of Design, Art, History of Art, Arts Administration and Education & Policy.Β  Their collection contains approximately 150,000 volumes to support the research needs of faculty and students.

Beyond their collections, the Fine Arts Library plays an important role in bringing new insights and knowledge to its constituency and the larger community.Β  By providing a forum for discovery and discussion through exhibits, the library fulfills Ohio State Libraries’ mission to foster “an environment conducive to academic inquiry, scholarly communication, creative achievement, and lifelong learning.”

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Rough Edges: Women Artists and the Collegiate Press” is curated by Fine Arts Head Librarian Sarah Falls and demonstrates thoughtful execution of academic inquiry and creativity.Β  The exhibit explores women’s artist books in a male dominated industry and gives a glimpse into a little known niche.Β  The Fine Arts Library has collected artist books for over a decade, and the exhibit is a multifaceted collaboration among OSU faculty, alumni, libraries and university press (Logan Elm) as well as outside partners like Women’s Studio Workshop.Β  “Rough Edges” unites groups with a shared passion, promotes greater awareness among those communities and gives the opportunity to learn about a beautiful and impactful art form.

Sarah Falls, Head Librarian, OSU Fine Arts Library

Sarah Falls, Head Librarian, OSU Fine Arts Library

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Artist books on display at the Rough Edges exhibit.

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iPads allow viewers to virtually page through the books.

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Woman Book Artists by The Page Collective

MJs Daily Spy History by Mary Jo Boyle

MJ’s Daily Spy History by Mary Jo Boyle

Any Number of Things by Rebecca Harvey

Any Number of Things by Rebecca Harvey

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