Libros/Arte: Handmade Books from Latin America & the Caribbean

August 7 – December 4, 2023 
University Art Museum

Go to University Art Museum's Libros/Arte Exhibit Page

You are invited to the exhibition "Libros/Arte: Handmade Books from Latin America & the Caribbean" at the University Art Museum.

Through December 4, 2023.

Handmade books by small presses push the boundaries of traditional printing techniques while addressing a range of political, social, and cultural subjects.

This is the first ever exhibit at our museum that is fully bilingual (Spanish and English). It is also the first that dedicates a whole museum floor to showcase Latin American and Caribbean books from our Department of Special Collections & Archives.

Check out the press release of this exhibit!

Special Events

Connected to the exhibit, we are organizing several events throughout the Fall semester, from roundtables to workshops about how to create your own handmade cartonero book so stay tuned!


Visit The Museum

 Free Admission 

Museum Hours
Monday – Friday, 11am – 4pm
Open Select Saturdays 11am – 4pm: 9/23, 9/30, 10/14, 10/21
Closed: 9/4, 10/9, 11/10, 11/23, 11/24

University Art Museum
University at Albany

1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222

Also on View:

Barrow Parke: Systems and Mythologies

Yelaine Rodriguez: EBBÓ

For more information about visiting the Museum, including parking and accessibility, please visit the Museum's webpage.

Explore the Collection Online

The exhibit will showcase around 80 books. The collection has 200+ books.

Those that will not be displayed in the library will be located in Special Collections (their permanent home). Over the semester, we will showcase most of them in Special Collections. 

Check out this beautiful visual catalog of the collection. 

Latin American and Caribbean Handmade Books Collection

This has been truly a collaborative effort.

Supported by University at Albany Libraries and presented in partnership with the University at Albany M.E. Grenander Special Collections and Archives; the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures- University at Albany; and Department of Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies

The University libraries have generously supported this exhibit.