The bookplate is a point of pride for collectors. While proclaiming the scholarship and taste of a volume’s owner, bookplates can be things of beauty on their own. Celebrating the form is The Ex-Libris & Image Making, an exhibit on view through August 17 at Yale’s Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library.
Yale has one of the world’s largest collections of bookplates (also known as ex-libris), with an estimated one million specimens. The exhibit “examines both historic and modern examples of bookplates with a variety of motifs, and explores how questions of authorship arise in the collaboration between artist and patron as well as in the act of collecting itself.”
For information, e-mail Curator Molly Dotson at [email protected] or call 203.432.7074. [TB]