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Sandra Kroupa


May 6, 2016

Academics, artists collaborate on UW book arts exhibit ‘Just One Look’

"Cupid and Psyche" by Mari Eckstein Gower of Redmond, Washington. Inspired by a work of the same name by Apulieus and suggested by Ashli Baker of Bucknell University.

Thirty-two colorful and creative artist books on display as part of the exhibit “Just One Look,” in University of Washington Libraries’ Special Collections department, in Allen Library. The exhibit co-curated by UW alumna Lauren Dudley with Sandra Kroupa, UW book arts and rare book curator.


August 26, 2014

Russian children’s books explored in new Special Collections exhibit

A satiric poster by Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky, text, and Aleksandra Mikhailovich Rodchenko, image. 1923.

Sandra Kroupa had to learn a lot about Russian children’s literature in a hurry to curate the exhibit now on display in UW Libraries Special Collections. But it wasn’t meant to be that way. Kroupa is the longtime book arts and rare book curator for UW Libraries. The exhibit is “From the Lowly Lubok to…


December 7, 2011

Paper poetry: The colorful world of vintage pop-up, movable and toy books (with slide show)

"The Library," a tunnel book from about 1730 with hand-colored intaglio illustrations.

UW Libraries Special Collections’ exhibit “Merry Company: Pop-ups, Movables & Toy Books,” comes mainly from the collections of an extraordinary donor, Pamela Harer. The exhibit will be open through March 12, 2012.