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Stamped and Posted

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Mail art from the Stamped and Posted exhibit features watercolor art on paper with abstract, geometric shapes.This exhibit celebrates mail art — a rare, fun, and enticing form of art and print culture.

Mail art became a traceable genre in the early 1960s. Artist-selected networks formed “add and pass” exchanges that resulted in visually provocative correspondence that was stamped and delivered via the United States postal system, fax machines, or computers. Zines and posters were likewise revolutionary in content, design, and format.

This deep mail art network from the collection of artist and art educator Mimi Holmes is the most recent acquisition for the Francis V. Gorman Books and Media Collection.

Exhibit details

What: Stamped and Posted: Communication Art From Around the U.S.A.
When: July 22 through September 30, 2019
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, Wallin Center, Bell Gallery (ground floor)
Hours: Open during regular building hours at Elmer L. Andersen Library

Events related to the exhibit

Talk with collector and co-curators | Thursday, September 5 | 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Reception | Thursday, September 12 | 7:00 – 8:30 p.m | Light refreshments

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