Books go high-tech at the Henry Madden Library with “Turning Pages: Intersections of Books and Technology,” a new exhibition opening March 24.

The exhibition will be held March 24 through May 30 in the Leon S. Peters Ellipse Gallery on the library’s second floor.

“Technologies new, old and reinterpreted have altered the framework of books since the beginning. From creation and content to format itself, the collective notion of the book is continually changing,” said exhibition curator, Jennifer Crow. “‘Turning Pages’ will provide a glimpse into some of the ways in which technology has radicalized books and bookmaking.”

With examples from special collections and book art from five world-renowned artists, guests are invited to explore the convergence of books and technology — from advances in printing to the digital arena to new and exciting forms of art.

Exhibition artists include Thomas Allen, Su Blackwell, Brian Dettmer, Pamela Paulsrud and Mike Stilkey.

“Turning Pages” is sponsored by the library’s Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature and Special Collections Research Center, in partnership with the Center for Creativity and the Arts, a nonprofit arts organization on campus that this year is exploring the theme of data and technology.

A reception to celebrate the exhibition’s opening will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, March 28 in Room 2206 of the Madden Library. Stilkey will present his book and discuss his process and the inspiration for his artwork. The event is free of charge and open to the public. Parking for the event is relaxed in Lots P30 and P31 (closest to the library).

The exhibition is suitable for all ages and will be open 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2 p.m.-5 p.m. on Sundays. It will be closed March 31, April 12-13, 19 and 20 and May 17-18.

RSVP for the reception to or call 559.278.8116. For more information on the exhibition, contact Crow at 559.278.8116 or

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