In this short video, Margaret Gamm, Head of Special Collections and co-curator of the Sackner Archive exhibition in the Main Library Gallery, gives insight about the correspondence between Marvin and Ruth Sackner and the artists whose work they admired, commissioned, and joyfully collected. The personal correspondence archive within the Sackner Archive is something of a roadmap to how their “home sweet museum” came to be.
Items featured in this video appeared in the Fall 2020 Main Library Gallery exhibition. Objects on display in Sackner Archive were from the Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, Special Collections, The University of Iowa Libraries.
The Sackner Archive exhibition was curated by Timothy Shipe, Peter Balestrieri, and Margaret Gamm.
Additional information about this past exhibition and the Main Library Gallery, including additional videos, curator highlights, guide, and much more can be found here: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/gallery/