Past Exhibitions

Title About this exhibit
Records of Life

February 26 - April 16, 2021

Open through April 16, Records of Life explores the ways people organize and make sense of their thoughts, experiences, and life.

7th National Collegiate Handmade Paper Art Triennial

August 27 - November 15, 2020

The Triennial celebrates its 20th anniversary, since its first opening reception in December, 1999 at the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking in Atlanta, GA. It was imagined in a conversation between Lynn Sures and Cindy Bowden, as a show highlighting the work done by college students in the field of papermaking.

Beyond Words: Visual Narratives from the Block Book to the Graphic Novel

December 9, 2019 - March 16, 2020

Writers tell stories with words; artists tell stories with pictures; and together, words and images form a powerful tool for communication, expression, and narrative.

Cut & Paste: Works of Paper

August 19 - November 14, 2019

The state of Georgia has long been known for its five P’s in agriculture — poultry, peaches, peanuts, pecans and paper — but only one of these has attracted a wide array of Georgia artists.

Marvelous Marbling: Demystifying Marbled Papers

April 11 - July 12, 2019

The techniques used to marble papers were kept secret for most of the history of this craft. Assistants were each taught only part of the process, so that they could not go out on their own and compete with the master.

Postage Required: Early Animated Postcards from the 1900s

April 11 - July 12, 2019

The animated postcard was a genre of card that had its greatest success in the first decade of the 20th century. Post cards were affordable mass communication, sent simply and as frequently as a text message today. The animated postcard was unique in that the images moved.


November 2, 2018 - March 1, 2019

Formation is a theme that can be taken in many different directions: biology (the formation of plants), craftsmanship (forming pieces, how we make things), forming ideas, geographies, personal narratives and histories, and how our histories help to inform the work we make as artists.The possibilities really seem endless.

Treasure Hunting: Seldom-Seen Artifacts from the Collection

September 28 - October 18, 2018

Only a small portion of the 100,000+ artifacts in the museum collection are ever on exhibit. Treasure Hunting provides a glimpse of the wide variety of pieces held in the collection. Each of the artifacts, from decorative paper samples to intricate paper sculptures, were featured items in the “Artifact of the Month” e-newsletter.

Golden Legacy: 75 Years of Original Art from Golden Books

June 29 - September 7, 2018

Children have loved Little Golden Books for over 75 years. They have written their names inside each front cover and delighted in the colorful picures and wonderful stories. Thanks to the happy hours spent with each book, many children have developed a lifelong love for reading.

In Search of Origins: The Research and Scholarship of Dard Hunter

October 13, 2017 - June 1, 2018

Museum founder Dard Hunter traveled around the world investigating and documenting hand papermaking techniques and traditions. The results of his travels were distilled into books which introduced audiences to the world of paper. Hunter wrote twenty books on papermaking, eight of which are wholly hand made.

Hanji Pilgrimage from Korea to Ohio: Dard Hunter to Aimee Lee, 1933-2014

April 13- August 11, 2017

This exhibit presents the images taken and artifacts gathered in Korea in 1933 by Dard Hunter alongside the still and moving images and artwork by Aimee Lee inspired by her research visits to Korea in 2008-2009 and 2014.

More Than Surface: Contemporary Prints on Handmade Paper

March 7 - March 17, 2017

More Than Surface: Contemporary Prints on Handmade Paper is a "push-pin" show on exhibit during the Southern Graphics Council International conference in March. Curated by Jay Fox and Christopher Davenport, the show features works by numerous artists who work in paper and printmaking fields.

The Green Gallery

This is a permanent exhibition

This exhibition explores the relationship between people, the environment, and paper.

Pure Pulp: Contemporary Artists Working in Paper at Dieu Donné

June 9 to August 5, 2016

Dieu Donné is a papermaking studio that opened in 1976 to "explore the untapped potential of hand papermaking as an art medium." They work closely with artists, often in residencies, to explore innovative works of art.  Pure Pulp includes artwork created by 20 artists in the Dieu Donné studio.  All piec

Hand Papermaking Portfolios: Negative Space- Picturing the Void and Handmade Paper in Motion

February 5 to May 6, 2016

Hand Papermaking Journal produces limited-edition collections of paper art in biannual portfolios.  Each portfolio is arranged around a theme, such as paper fibers, calligraphy and handmade paper, pulp painting, or other paper-related art forms.  In this exhibit, explore selections from these two beautiful portfolios:

Paper Narratives

September 11 - November 20, 2015

The Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking presents Paper Narratives, an invitational group exhibition of the work of five extraordinary artists that utilize paper as a primary ingredient to manifest their ideas. These five artists use paper as a medium, but the medium does not dictate who they are as artists.

A Gathering of Continents - A Rare Exhibit of Georgia Tech's Editions of Joan Blaeu's Grooten Atlas

February 27 to June 26, 2015

Georgia Tech’s Price Gilbert Memorial Library and the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking proudly exhibit Joan Blaeu’s Grooten Atlas from February 27 to June 26, 2015. Also called the Atlas major, the atlas was published in Amsterdam between 1662-1665.

Selections from Hand Papermaking Portfolios: Decorated Papers, Innovative Prints, and Pulp Painting

August 11, 2014 - January 9, 2015

Hand Papermaking Journal produces limited-edition collections of paper art in biannual portfolios.  Each portfolio is arranged around a theme, such as paper fibers, calligraphy and handmade paper, pulp painting, or other paper-related art forms.  In this exhibit, explore selections from these beautiful portfolios.

Mapping Place: Africa Beyond Paper

February 28 to June 6, 2014

Mapping Place: Africa Beyond Paper is the result of collaborations between several organizations at Georgia Tech. The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts and the Robert C.

Peter Sowiski, Pulp Painter: A Survey

October 3 to December 13, 2013

Peter Sowiski was born in 1949 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He received a BA in 1971 in Studio Art from Oberlin College, and an MFA in 1974 in Printmaking from Ohio State University.  He first exhibited in 1971 and has since shown in over twenty solo exhibitions and over one hundred and sixty various regional, national and internation

Breaking New Ground

April 11 to September 4, 2013

A history of the Renewable Bioproducts Institute, from 1929 to 2013.