Take a look inside some of the artists' books in Off the Shelf: Contemporary Book Arts in Colorado


Our curators and staff follow recommended museum handling guidelines to ensure that objects are correctly preserved. For books and works on paper—which are sensitive to touch—we prefer to use clean hands without gloves to allow for optimal dexterity.

Click the arrows to view all the videos in this series, including:

  • Alicia Bailey's Lipstips (2001) and Endangered Volume II (2019)
  • Gail Watson's The Language of Trees (2021)
  • Alicia McKim & Nancy Eastman's The West Being What It Is (2008)
  • and Aaron Cohick's Orpheus the Stutterer: A Poetics of Silence with text by Alan Loney (2013).