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Cuba's Ediciones Vigia exhibition

           See The Exhibition Online, And Order Your Catalog.

Wrapped Words: Handmade Books from Cuba's Ediciones Vig=EDa at Kresge Art

A new exhibition, Wrapped Words: Handmade Books from Cuba's Ediciones Vig=ED=
opens at Kresge Art Museum on Wednesday, January 9 and continues through
March 17, 2002. This exhibition features over 50 handmade books from the
publishing cooperative Ediciones Vig=EDa in Mantanzas, Cuba. These books are
part of the MSU Libraries Special Collections and represent one of the
largest collections of handmade books from Cuba in the United States.

The opening reception, hosted by the Friends of the MSU Libraries, for
Wrapped Words will be on Sunday, January 13, 2002 from 2-5 p.m. This
complimentary reception will include talks on contemporary Cuba, the Wrapped
Words exhibition, as well as refreshments. At 2:30 p.m. James D. Spaniolo,
Dean of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences will give a talk on
"Impressions of Contemporary Cuba." At 3 p.m. guest curator, Jeanne Drewes,
will lead a Gallery Walk of the exhibition.

On Friday, January 11, 2002 the Friends of Kresge Art Museum will host a
Sneak Peek of the Wrapped Words exhibition at the museum. This evening event
celebrates Cuban culture with Cuban food from Caf=E9 Cubano, music by Ritmo,
and tours of the exhibition before its official opening. Advance
reservations cost $10 each for Friends of Kresge or Friends of the MSU
Libraries, $12.50 for the public. Tickets at the door cost $15. The price
for students with I.D. is $5. Please visit our website for reservation

A number of additional events and activities have been planned for this
exhibition. These include film screenings of Buena Vista Social Club,
Vampiros en la Habana, and Finding Fidel: A Young Man's Journey through
Cuba, as well as lectures by the curator, visiting artists, and museum
staff. A complete schedule of related events can be found on the Kresge

Admission to Kresge Art Museum and most of its events is free. Kresge Art
Museum is located in East Lansing, Mich. on the campus of Michigan State
University. The museum is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Thursday until 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The museum is
fully accessible to persons with disabilities. For additional information
about Kresge Art Museum, please call the museum at 517-355-9834 or visit

Jeanne Drewes
Assistant Director for Access & Preservation
Michigan State University Libraries
100 Libraries
East Lansing, MI  48823
517 432 7486
517 432 1010 FAX

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