University of Rochester

EVENT: Lecture, reception for Keith Smith book exhibition, Pages as Stages

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, in the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections of Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochester's River Campus.

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public.

PARKING: Parking is available in the Intercampus Lot across Intercampus Drive from Rush Rhees Library.

April 8, 2008

Rochesterian Keith Smith has been at the forefront of innovation in the book arts for more than 40 years, influencing many book artists, bookbinders and printmakers through both his personal work and his textbooks. Smith's work will be on display in a self-curated exhibit, Pages as Stages, from April 18 to Sept. 15. The show is a retrospective of the more than 260 books Smith has created, and it features the innovative structures and image-making for which he is renown. His work includes one-of-a-kind artist's books, poetry collections, textbooks, and dictionaries.

Smith has received two Guggenheim Fellowships, a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and other grants. His work is in the collections of the museums of modern art of New York and San Francisco. His pieces are also held in the U.S. Library of Congress, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, The National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact librarian Andrea Reithmayr at or 585-275-9291. For a digital image of Smith's work, contact Sharon Dickman at or 585-275-4128.