These artists participated in the exhibition We, Too, Are Book Artists (2007) at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.
Kevin Jerome Everson
Trenton Doyle Hancock
Philip Mallory Jones
Amos Paul Kennedy
Bert L. Long
Rosae M. Reeder
Carrie Mae Weems
Harriette Washington Williams
In Spring 2011, Arts Library Special Collections presented the exhibition "Embodied at the Library: Special Collections Related to the Exhibition Embodied: Black Identities in American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery." This guide contains citations for artists' books held by Arts Library Special Collections which touch on a wide range of themes and issues related to the Embodied exhibition, such as:
Embodied was a student-curated exhibition at the Yale University Art Gallery (YUAG) which sought to explore the complicated issue of identity as expressed through visual art, with a focus on how ideas of identity have “mapped meanings onto African American bodies throughout history.” Drawing from the collections at the YUAG, students selected artworks in a range of media to “prompt the viewer and reader to question the category of ‘African American art.’”
The Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library supports teaching and research in the Arts at Yale, and is the library of record for the Yale University Art Gallery. One would expect the library to contain reference works about the artists included in the Embodied exhibition, and certainly it does. However, in addition to these more traditional resources, the Special Collections of the Haas Family Arts Library contain works of art related to the premise of the exhibition. The library exhibition included works of art in book format by some of the artists in Embodied and works created by book artists related to the issues explored in the Yale University Art Gallery exhibition.