Bold Moments in Print.

Current Exhibitions & Upcoming Events:

5 Year Plan Project: Gandhian Folk Culture/Village Pop Art
October 1, 2014 – January 31, 2015

Combat Paper Project Lecture
February 13, 2015, 6:00 PM

Combat Paper Project Workshop
February 13, 2015 – February 14, 2015, 11:00 AM

Postcards from the Trenches: German and Americans Visualize the Great War
October 23, 2014 – February 21, 2015

"Postcard from the Trenches" Guided Tour with Co-curator
February 21, 2015, 1:00 PM

"Postcards from the Trenches" Closing Reception and Tour
February 21, 2015, 5:00 PM


Collection Spotlight

Permanent Collection

One of the few remaining block printed dharani scrolls, The Hyakumanto Dharani Scroll (Nara, Japan, 764-770 AD) is one of the oldest surviving examples of printing on paper. Hyakuman means “one million” in Japanese. One million pagodas were built between 764 and 770 AD to house one million scrolls of mulberry paper with part of a Buddhist sutra called a dharani (charm) block printed on them.

Schedule Your Tour

Schedule a guided tour today!

During our guided tours, visitors participate in the hands-on printing of a leaf of the Gutenberg Bible pulled from a replica press, then move to the printing of the Declaration of Independence on a 19th-century Columbian iron handpress.  Our tours complement a wide range of study, from science and technology to English language arts, from history to fine arts.

Classes & Workshops

Class Schedule

Every Spring and Fall, we offer a full schedule of affordable classes, including letterpress, lithography, bookbinding, papermaking, and silkscreen. Join us in the Summer for the annual Book Arts Studio and learn to make books by hand. Sessions are available for children, adults, and families. Please check here for current class offerings.

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