Making the Modern Book: The Aramont Library at the Library of Congress

  • Dates: 19 – 19 Jan, 2023
  • Location: Washington, DC

On January 19th, 2023 from 2:30pm-8:00pm EST, the Library of Congress will be hosting an in-person symposium: Making the Modern Book: The Aramont Library at the Library of Congress. Celebrating the donation of the Aramont Library to the Rare Book and Special Collections Division (RBSCD), this event will bring together artists, printers, scholars and publishers to discuss and examine modernism and the book.

Donated privately to the Library of Congress in 2019, the Aramont Library is a stunning collection of modern first editions, exhibition bindings, sets and livres d’artistes, luxury publications featuring work by 20th century art world giants including Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro and Henri Matisse. A dynamic and varied collection, the Aramont offers scholars and visitors the opportunity to examine modernism in poetry, literature, philosophy and visual art. Join us on January 19th to celebrate this generous donation.

In honor of this event, RBSCD will provide an evening public viewing of selections from the Aramont Library in the Jefferson Building at the Library of Congress. This viewing will take place on January 19th, 2023 from 5:00pm-7:00pm EST. This in-person viewing is free, but tickets will be required. A link for registration is forthcoming, so mark your calendars and keep an eye on your inbox!

For more information about this event, contact Emily Moore at

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