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Current Exhibitions & Events:

Changing Language, Changing Worlds Mural Project Block Party
July 25, 2014, 6:00 PM

RESCHEDULED--Arabic Type Now: Contemporary Letters Inspired from Archaic Manuscripts Lecture
July 26, 2014, 2:00 PM

Learn to make books by hand in the Summer Book Arts Studio
July 8, 2014 – August 1, 2014, 9:30 AM

The Artist's Eye: Three Houston Artists Collect Prints
June 12, 2014 – September 6, 2014

Contemporary Arabic Graffiti and Lettering: Photographs of a Visual Revolution
March 13, 2014 – September 13, 2014

Russell Maret: Interstices and Intersections or, An Autodidact Comprehends a Cube
June 26, 2014 – September 20, 2014

Highlights:

Collection Spotlight

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Permanent Collection

One of the few remaining block printed dharani scrolls, The Hyakumanto Dharani Scroll (Nara, Japan, 764-770 AD) is one of the oldest surviving examples of printing on paper. Hyakuman means “one million” in Japanese. One million pagodas were built between 764 and 770 AD to house one million scrolls of mulberry paper with part of a Buddhist sutra called a dharani (charm) block printed on them.

Schedule Your Tour

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Schedule a guided tour today!

During our guided tours, visitors participate in the hands-on printing of a leaf of the Gutenberg Bible pulled from a replica press, then move to the printing of the Declaration of Independence on a 19th-century Columbian iron handpress.  Our tours complement a wide range of study, from science and technology to English language arts, from history to fine arts.

Classes & Workshops

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Class Schedule

Every Spring and Fall, we offer a full schedule of affordable classes, including letterpress, lithography, bookbinding, papermaking, and silkscreen. Join us in the Summer for the annual Book Arts Studio and learn to make books by hand. Sessions are available for children, adults, and families. Please check here for current class offerings.


Hours:

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday - Saturday

713-522-4652

Free admission for self-guided tours


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