Museum of Art and Archaeology focuses on Cuban books

Nov 13, 2012

MU’s Museum of Art and Archaeology recently opened an exhibition to coincide with The University of Missouri’s conference that focuses on unique Cuban books.

Mary Pixley is the Associate Curator of European and American Art at the Museum of Art and Archaeology. She said these books are known for their literary value as well as their artistry. The cover and pages are decorated. This exhibition features books that don’t look like typical books — they take the shape of suitcases and scrolls, among other objects.

“I love the way this exhibition challenges the notion of what a book must be," Pixley said.

The exhibition is open through March 3, 2013 and the conference continues through Wednesday.