The University of New Mexico Art Museum unveils its lineup of exhibitions for spring 2013, as well as their new website. All exhibitions debut in the Center for The Arts on Friday, Feb. 8, with an opening reception from 5 -7 p.m. in the museum.

Bound Together: Seeking Pleasure in Books, is an exhibition that celebrates the book, from 19th-century photographic albums to limited edition and unique artist books, illustrated literary works, unusual pop-up books, mediaeval manuscript facsimiles and architectural folios, to name just some of the objects in the exhibition.

Remnants of the First World, features the work of Martin Stupich and presents a selection of potent images from a larger body of work that he has explored and recorded since the 1970s. Images of some of humanity's most ambitious, often permanent structures are breathtaking to behold yet also pose questions about what it is we are leaving behind as "remnants" of our culture and time.

In the Wake of Juárez: The Drawings of Alice Leora Briggs, captures the artist's remarkable sgraffito (literally "scratch") drawings that depict the Inferno that the city has become. Freely appropriating Renaissance prints and paintings of the Last Judgment, the Crucifixion and other martyrdoms, public executions, tortures and wars by artists from Holbein to van der Weyden, and immersing herself in literature of Dante and Cormac McCarthy, Briggs merges old world fears with present-day realities to create a disturbing yet compelling picture of the human condition.

On view in the museum window is Postcards from Rome, five short videos by Ligia Bouton. Both inspired and overwhelmed by master works from art history's Renaissance canon, Bouton uses basic artist materials such as paper and charcoal combined with simple video editing techniques to address issues of scale and appropriation alongside the ubiquitous vernacular postcard.

Admission to the event and museum in general is free, (suggested donation of $5). For more information, please visit UNM Art Museum.