Illustrations are pictures linked to text. The very best illustrations not only pictorialize the text, they capture its spirit. The selections of illustrated books from The Mint Museum Library on exhibit are some examples of the best illustrations; created by artists whose fame comes from their work in the fine arts.
The work of artists on display includes that of Romare Bearden, Rockwell Kent, and Salvador Dali among others. Art in the Book provides a glimpse into the wide variety of illustrative styles and techniques used in books and into the rich holdings of The Mint Museum Library.