MASS MoCA Bibliothecaphilia

I am making the wild assumption that most readers of this blog like libraries and art. If so, then perhaps you wish you were planning a trip to Massachusetts as much as I do.

January 24th the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art opens the exhibit Bibliothecaphilia in which six artists “explore the medium and ethos of libraries: institutions straddling the public and private spheres, the escapism that libraries offer, libraries’ status as storehouses for physical books — and thus for experiences and knowledge — and the way that these objects circulate and are re-used.”

The Wall Street Journal offers a sneak peek in this article and slideshow. Wish I could be there to see what artists think about libraries, but instead I’ll stay home with the librarians thinking about artists.