“The Medium is the Message” special collection opening reception

Network with other graphic novel fans and communications & culture scholars at this fun library event. Celebrate the launch of the Spring/Summer 2024 reading room exhibit: “The Medium is the Message: Lived Experience is the Story.” On April 9th UW Libraries hosts a reception in the Special Collections Lobby with food and drink (in the library!), an exhibit talk, and walk-through from the curators.

The collection explores the relationship between the graphic novel and the potency with which they tell stories of identity, memory, and culture. Entitled “The Medium is The Message: Lived Experience is the Story,” this collection is inspired by the 20th anniversary of Persepolis’s publication. The exhibit features four primary texts, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, Epileptic by David B., Maus by Art Spiegelman, and Incognegro by Mat Johnson, supported by the rare and unique objects in Special Collections.

Where: Allen Library South, Basement, Special Collections Lobby

When: Tuesday, Apr 9, 2024, 4 – 6 p.m.

More details: Full event info on the UW Libraries website

By Kirk Heynen (He/Him)
Kirk Heynen (He/Him) Career Coach