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Book art expert speaks at Mary Washington University Feb. 10

February 8, 2013

VCU Libraries' Yuki Hibben will speak Sunday afternoon Feb. 10 at the University of Mary Washington Galleries in Fredericksburg.

An expert on book art, Hibben is an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and assistant head, Special Collections and Archives at James Branch Cabell Library. Her topic will be "Opening the Page: The Evolution of Artists' Books." She plans to discuss the history of artists' books and the value of artists' books in academic and studio programs.   

  • The image-packed presentation is free and open to the public. 
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10
  • University of Mary Washington, Combs Hall, Room 139  

At VCU Libraries, Hibben oversees collection development and management of rare and ephemera and helps shape and expand existing top-tier collections in the comic arts and book arts within the VCU Libraries system. She holds a B.A. in fine arts and master's degree in Fine Arts as well as a library science degree. She teaches innovative courses, including one in fall 2012 on "The Portrait as Community."

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