The Georgia Museum of Art is pleased to offer catalogues that chronicle its exhibition history. These publications effectively incorporate illustrations of remarkable quality, insightful biographies of featured artists, scholarly essays by noted art historians and critics, historical perspectives on exhibited works and checklists of the works as they appeared at the Georgia Museum of Art. The museum also regularly publishes scholarly works unrelated to exhibitions, such as its publication of the papers delivered at the biennial Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts, which won an Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History, and its publication of papers from the biennial Trecento Symposium.
The museum has won awards for its publications from the American Association of Museums, College Art Association, Southeastern Museums Conference, Southeastern College Art Conference, Independent Publishers Book Awards, Eric Hoffer Book Awards, Foreword Book Awards, Costume Society of America and the Southeast Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America. It serves as its own imprint.
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List of Publications
Real Western Wear: Beaded Gauntlets from the William P. Healey Collection
This catalogue to the exhibition curated by Marilyn Laufer is coffee-table sized (12 x 12 inches) and hardcover, featuring incredible full-page, full-color photographs of these spectacular gloves beaded by American Indian artisans in the 19th and 20th centuries. With essays by Joyce M. Szabo, professor of art history at the University of New Mexico, and Steven L. Grafe, curator of American Indian art at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, this catalogue marks an exciting new direction for the Georgia Museum of Art.
Publishing Date: September 2007
144 pages; $40 (hardcover)
Amazing Grace: Self-Taught Artists from the Mullis Collection
This hardcover exhibition catalogue features full-page color illustrations of all ninety works in the exhibition, organized by Paul Manoguerra, curator of American art at the Georgia Museum of Art, as well as essays by Carl Mullis, the collector, and Carol Crown, professor of art history at the University of Memphis. Biographies of all the artists, from Howard Finster and R.A. Miller to Sister Gertrude Morgan and Mary T. Smith, by Paul Manoguerra, follow the exhibition catalogue section. This book recieved a bronze medal in the 2008 Independent Publisher Book Awards for Fine Art Books.
Publishing Date: September 2007
160 pages; $48 (hardcover)
Modern Threads: Fashion and Art by Mariska Karasz
This fully illustrated book on fashion designer and fiber artist Mariska Karasz (1898-1960) accompanies the exhibition of the same name at the Georgia Museum of Art from January 20 to April 15, 2007. It is divided into three major sections, one focusing on her fashion design for women, one on her fashion design for children, and one on her embroidered wall hangings. With many full-color images representing all three of these categories, it is the most comprehensive work published on Karasz.
Publishing Date: January 2007
128 pages; $30 (softcover)
Weaving His Art on Golden Looms: Paintings and Drawings by Art Rosenbaum
This catalogue of the works of Athens artist Art Rosenbaum accompanies his first major retrospective exhibition and is fully illustrated with 51 full-page color images reflecting the entire checklist of the exhibition. Rosenbaum's paintings show many influences, from the American Scene to self-taught art to German Expressionist prints, and their large scale, complexity and vivid color draw the viewer in. Dennis Harper (Georgia Museum of Art curator of exhibitions), Paul Manoguerra (Georgia Museum of Art curator of American art) and Len Jenkins (playwright) contributed essays to the catalogue, which also includes a 45-minute documentary on DVD titled "It's Not What You Think It Is" and is directed by Neil Rosenbaum.
Publishing Date: October 2006
General Editor: Dennis Harper
104 pp.; Illustrated (color). Published: 2006; $35.00
Woven Jewels from the Black Tents: Baluchi, Aimaq, and Related Tribal Weavings of Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan
This CD-ROM catalogue of an exhibition at the Georgia Museum of Art (May 20-July 30, 2006) breaks new ground in the field of tribal weavings by the Baluch and Aimaq peoples (and related tribes) of Central Asia. Essays at the beginning examine weaving and spinning techniques, the history of tribal rugs, traditional and more modern dyes, and the imagery of war rugs from both the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the 1970s and the post-9/11 era. A catalogue of the exhibition, with extensive details on the included weavings, follows.
Publishing Date: May 2006
131 pages; $7 (CD-ROM)
Sacred Art, Secular Context: Objects of Art from the Byzantine Collection of Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C.
This exhibition featured 71 objects from the Byzantine Collection of Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C., representing the imperial, ecclesiastical and secular realms. The book also contains reproductions of American paintings from the collection of Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss, by such artists as Childe Hassam, Walter Gay, and Henry Golden Dearth. The Byzantine section of the book includes sections on jewelry and glyptics, bronze, sculpture, ceramic vessels, and coins, all of which are introduced with an essay from a scholar in the field.
Publishing Date: December 2005
192 pages; $35 (softcover)
Proceedings from the Second Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts: Georgia Inside and Out
This book contains the lectures presented at the second Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts, which was held at the Georgia Museum of Art in January 2004. It includes contributions from John McKay Sheftall ("Restoring the Cedars Inside and Out: The Odyssey of Keeping a Homeplace"), Maryellen Higginbotham ("Bits and Pieces, Paper and Pattern: Researching Wallpaper in Nineteenth-Century Vernacular"), Tania Simmons ("Feeling Gravity''s Pull: The Andrew Low House Bathing Room, A Mid-Nineteenth-Century Example"), Mary Burdell ("Sharing Henry Green"), Susan Asbury-Newsome and Laura Caldwell Anderson ("''Simple Colonial Furniture'': Franklin H. Gottshall''s Influence on Interior Design at Berry College"), Brad Sanders ("William Bartram and the Changing Landscape"), Paul A. Manoguerra ("The Weight of a Perpetual Creation: George A. Cooke''s Tallulah Falls and American Tourist Representations of Waterfalls"), Thornton F. Jordan ("Westville and 1850 Gardening in the South"), Michele Gillespie ("From Artisan to Entrepreneur: William Price Talmage, Ironworker"), Betty S. Snyder ("Milledgeville Federal-Style Architecture") and Henry D. Green ("Adventures of a Collector, Presentation to the Williamsburg Antiques Forum, 1978").
Publishing Date: December 2005
176 pages; $20 (softcover)
Coming Home: American Paintings, 1930-1950, from the Schoen Collection
Organized by the Georgia Museum of Art and the Mobile Museum of Art, this exhibition features 128 paintings from the numerous periods that make up the American scene from 1930 to 1950, when the influences of the Depression and World War II contributed to styles of art variously known as Regionalism, Social Realism, Magic Realism, Surrealism and Precisionism. The exhibition will travel to the Mobile, Alabama; Gainesville, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; Coral Gables, Florida; Savannah, Georgia; and Athens, Georgia.
Publishing Date: August 2005
344 pages; $45 (hardcover)
Before 1948: American Paintings in Georgia Collections
This beautifully illustrated catalogue was released in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name, commemorating the Georgia Museum of Art's fiftieth anniversary. The works featured in the exhibition and catalogue represent the full range of American painting genres up until 1948, the year of the museum's founding. The catalogue features such artists as George Cooke, John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, John Sloan, Lee Krasner, and many more. Novelist Terry Kay has contributed an introduction to the book, which also includes an essay by curator Donald Keyes and catalogue entries.
Publishing Date: January 1999
123 pages; $40 (hardcover)
Intimate Expressions: Two Centuries of American Drawings
This catalogue examines the life and work of such prominent American artists as Thomas Hart Benton, Benjamin West, Charles Burchfield and many others, in the context of works on paper. The works featured in the catalogue were created in such media as silver point, gouache, charcoal, ink and watercolor and demonstrate the range of moods and textures inherent in works on paper, as well as a feeling of spontaneity and immediacy. The essays also examine the collection as a whole, discussing the range of styles and genres.
Publishing Date: December 1997
General Editor: Donald D. Keyes
Essays by Henry Adams; Douglas Dreishpoon 84 p.; Illustrated (includes 22 color plates); Essays: 2; Published: 1998; $30.00
Fritz Bultman: Collages
Fritz Bultman, a New Orleans-born artist who studied in Munich, Germany as a teenager, became a student and fellow Abstract Expressionist of Hans Hofmann in the 1940s. He was also one of the 18 Advanced Artists who boycotted the 1950 exhibition "American Painting Today" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The "Irascible 18," as the artists were dubbed, protested the conservative nature of the selection process for the show in a letter published by the New York Times. When the Irascibles were pictured in Life magazine in 1950, Bultman was in Italy studying bronze casting techniques, so he missed the photography session. The artist has never really been given the same credit as such contemporaries as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko or his mentor, Hans Hofmann. The publication highlights Bultman's collages, which were influenced by Henri Matisse's cut-paper technique. This catalogue is available for loan from the Louis T. Griffith Teacher Resource Center Essays by Evan Firestone; Donald Windham
Publishing Date: November 1997
80 pages; $25
Masterpieces of Renaissance and Baroque Sculpture from the Palazzo Venezia, Rome : Georgia Museum of Art, October 5-November 24, 1996
Twenty-two sculptures from the Palazzo Venezia in Rome were brought to the Georgia Museum of Art for their first exhibition in the United States in 1996. Marble, terra-cotta, and bronze sculptures from the 15th to the 17th centuries were featured, including four reliefs by Mino da Fiesole depicting the life of St. Jerome, originally from Santa Maria Maggiore, one of the four principal basilicas in Rome, and Bernini's terra-cotta model for one of the angels on the Ponte Sant'Angelo. The catalogue includes an essay on the history of the Museum at the Palazzo Venezia, a catalogue of the exhibition, and a bibliography.
Publishing Date: October 1996
90 pages; $25 (softcover)
Crosscurrents in American Impressionism at the Turn of the Century
This book was published in conjunction with a symposium that accompanied the exhibition American Impressionism in Georgia Collections. American Impressionism became a national style at the turn of the century, prior to World War I. The movement reflected the diversity in other arts at that time and represented the longing for stability in a country full of chaos. The book features five scholarly essays discussing the cultural and social context of the American Impressionist movement.
Publishing Date: June 1996
117 pages; $19.95 (hardcover)
Images of Women in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art: Domesticity and the Representation of the Peasant
This book was written in conjunction with a symposium that accompanied the 1994 exhibition entitled Adriaen Van Ostade: Etchings of Peasant Life in Holland's Golden Age. The publication includes several scholarly essays that discuss issues of women and peasants in 17th-century Dutch art, as well as a memoir by S. William Pelletier, director of the Institute for Natural Products Research at the University of Georgia, on his collection of prints by Van Ostade. Scholars covered the broad issue of domesticity as well as the underlying themes of privacy and civility throughout the Dutch works of that period. The characterization of the peasant as a parent and cultural entity is also discussed. Scholars emphasized the portrayal of the Dutch peasant as the "other" in the country's social structure rather than as a positive or negative figure in 17th-century art.
Publishing Date: June 1996
78 pages; $16 (softcover)