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Announcing the 2016 Arthur P. Williams lecturer Ruth Rogers, Curator of Special Collections at Wellesley College

Lecture: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. Connelly Auditorium, Terra Building

The MFA program is proud to announce the 2016 Arthur P. Williams Lecturer. The recipient, Ruth Rogers, will present a lecture, critique with our students and write a foreword for the thesis exhibition catalog discussing the thesis exhibitions. As Curator of Special Collections of the Clapp Library, Rogers teaches, acquires, and administers a collection of over 40,000 items, including rare books, medieval and renaissance manuscripts, modern fine press books, and contemporary artists’ books. Rogers specializes in the evolution of the book as material culture, visual communication, and artistic form. Additionally, she lectures on the critical reading of artists’ books and their research use in the academic curriculum; she has organized ABC: the Artists’ Books Conference, held at Wellesley College, and published the related exhibition catalog, Resonance and Response.; and she has curated and juried a number of exhibitions, including the Minnesota Center for Book Arts International Artist Book Award, the College Book Art Association members’ exhibition, and Seductive Alchemy: Books by Artists, held at Texas Woman’s University in 2013. She is currently guest curating an exhibition at Lesley University College of Art in March and April of 2016 titled Reading with the Senses.