It's in the Cards: An Interactive Art Exhibit

Montage of artwork created by Emory students for the project

Make art with Emory Libraries at the fall Art Party on October 6, 2015!

On view through December 31, 2015

"Do you have any artistic use for these old cards?"  This interactive art project was inspired by that question.

In the fall of 2014 Emory University’s Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) cleaned house in preparation for a major renovation to be completed during the 2015-2016 academic year. Among the discarded materials destined for the dumpster were several thousand outdated catalog cards, relics of an old-fashioned system for finding books.

Now, the old cards are available here for Emory community members to transform into art and poetry which symbolically celebrate the role MARBL’s holdings play in the creation of scholarly and innovative works.  The goal of the project is to grow from a few individual artworks into an aggregate, communal canvas.

This exhibit is in collaboration with the Creation Stories Project, sponsored in part by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation through the Emory College Center for Creativity & Arts.

ART Party

Spring ART PARTY: a free event with art supplies, snacks, and music--April 23, 2015 (4:30-7:00pm, Jones Room, Level 3, Woodruff Library) 

AJC Decatur Book Festival 2015: stop by booth 500 @DBookFestival and make art with Emory Libraries.  We'll provide the old library catalog cards and an array of art supplies--September 5 & 6, 2015 (Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm & Sunday: noon - 5:00 pm, AJC Decatur Book Festival map)

Fall ART PARTY: a free event with art supplies, snacks, and music--October 6, 2015 (4:30-7:00pm, Jones Room, Level 3, Woodruff Library)

Learn More

Tumblr: watch the project grow on our Tumblr blog-- @emorylibrary -- #EmoryInTheCards

Press Release

Creation Stories Project

Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Visitor Information

The exhibit is located in the Robert W. Woodruff Library on level 2.  Parking is available in the Fishburne Parking Deck (Weekdays: free after 5pm, Weekends: free).  "Visitors" hours at the Robert W. Woodruff Library are posted here.

For more information, email: library.exhibitions@emory.edu