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Mountain Lake Symposium and Workshop

Edited by Howard Risatti and Ray Kass

Contemporary art, interdisciplinary research, traditional Appalachian culture, and advanced technology converge in The Mountain Lake Symposium and Workshop: Artists in Locale. Published to coincide with the exhibition of the same name, the book showcases the collaborative creative works that... More


Boston Furniture, 1700-1900

Edited by Brock Jobe and Gerald W. R. Ward

New Perspectives on Boston Furniture gathers together nineteen essays first delivered at the Winterthur Museum’s 2013 Furniture Forum. It amply illustrates how research concerning one of America’s most productive centers of furniture-making has diversified in the forty years since the Colonial... More


Changing Views

Edited by Lindsey Hepler

This companion volume to the OpenGrounds "Art, Contemplation, and Wellness" Forum presents dynamic and varied perspectives on the forum’s theme, featuring work from practitioners, scholars, and students. Emerging from a partnership between the University of Virginia, The Phillips Collection, and... More


Structural Intuitions

Martin Kemp

"All great achievements of science must start from intuitive knowledge," wrote Albert Einstein. In Structural Intuitions, a fascinating exploration of the commonalities between two seemingly disparate realms, renowned art historian Martin Kemp applies Einstein's notion both to science and to art.... More


Living Diversity

Lloyd Wolf, Duy Tran, Paula Endo, Xang Mimi Ho, and Aleksandra Lagkueva

Living Diversity collects work by the Columbia Pike Documentary Project, a team of photographers and interviewers who have captured the evolving life of the people and places that make up this historic corridor in Arlington, Virginia, immediately adjacent to the nation’s capital.Five gifted... More


Drone Art

John Vigour

The wide-angle aerial photographs collected here display the Commonwealth’s beauty as never seen before. Shot using a camera on a bird-sized model helicopter, these panoramic views are remarkable mosaics that reveal new details and spatial relationships in the Grounds of the University of Virginia... More


Natural Virginia

Ben Greenberg

A century ago, legendary photographer Edward Curtis set about to capture the traditional world of Native Americans before that world vanished. Now, Ben Greenberg has done the same for the natural areas of Virginia. Devoted to preserving and celebrating Virginia’s diverse but sometimes threatened... More


Catching Sight

Mitchell Merling. With Malcolm Cormack and Corey Piper

This collection sheds new light on a common but often overlooked contribution of British art: the sporting print. Highly sought after during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, these prints endure today as vivid, direct, and even witty symbols of English culture. Catching Sight features more... More


The Cabinetmaker and the Carver

Gerald W. R. Ward

For centuries Boston has been one of the most important furniture-making centers in America. Soon after the town’s founding in 1630, Boston’s joiners and turners were the first craftsmen to make furniture in British North America, and the city’s cabinetmakers contributed to the art and craft of... More


One Shot

Vanessa Thaxton-Ward

As one of the oldest historically black college campuses in America, Hampton University (formerly Hampton Institute) has hosted many of the most important African American intellectuals, statesmen, and artists of modern times. Witnessing it all has been Reuben Burrell, who has served as campus... More


In Death Lamented

Sarah Nehama. Foreword by Anne E. Bentley

In Death Lamented: The Tradition of Anglo-American Mourning Jewelry illustrates and explains prime examples of rings, bracelets, brooches, and other pieces of mourning jewelry from the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. Like the exhibition at the Massachusetts Historical Society,... More


Xu Bing

John B. Ravenal, Wu Hung, Lydia Liu, and Edward Melillo. Edited by Reiko Tomii

Born in Chongqing, China, in 1955, Xu Bing is considered one of the most important artists of his generation. Between 1977 and 1987, he studied and taught at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing. He moved to the United States in 1990 and in 1999 received a MacArthur Fellowship, the celebrated... More


The Sight of Silence

Ray Kass

Best known as an experimental composer and performer, John Cage (1912–1992) was also an active visual artist who created an extensive body of prints, drawings, and watercolors over the last twenty years of his life. The Sight of Silence: John Cage’s Complete Watercolors provides the first... More


A Noble Pursuit

Christopher Hartop. Preface by Ellenor Alcorn

In 1997 Rita Gans generously gave the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts an outstanding array of English silver from the collection she and her late husband, Jerome, had amassed over some thirty years. Thanks to the munificent gift in 2010 of more stunning silver collected by her during the past thirteen... More


Private Passion, Public Promise

Sylvia Yount. introduction by Alex Nyerges

"We have spent the last decade immersed in the world of American art, never suspecting early on that our desire to learn and appreciate this legacy could result in so meaningful a commitment to Virginia."—James W. McGlothlinPrivate Passion, Public Promise: The James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin... More


American Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Elizabeth O'Leary, Sylvia Yount, Susan J. Rawles, and David Park Curry

With this publication, produced in conjunction with the largest expansion in the history of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the full scope of the museum’s outstanding American art collection is represented for the first time.Following an introduction tracing the history of American art at this... More


The Cubans

Jack Beckham Combs. introduction by Julia Sweig

Asked to conjure an image of Cuba, most Americans see a country of elegant, crumbling buildings and old American cars. While it takes less than twenty-five minutes to fly from Miami to Havana, the United States and its island neighbor have been mired in hostility and distrust since the Castro... More


Darkroom

Tosha Grantham

Photography and video are powerful tools for shaping perception and effecting change, as is convincingly portrayed through the images in this catalogue. Featuring the works of sixteen South African photographers and video artists from 1950 to the present, the catalogue was conceived to accompany... More


Matisse, Picasso, and Modern Art in Paris

Virginia Museum Of Fine Arts

A New York lawyer with Virginia roots, T. Catesby Jones acquired an extraordinary collection of paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures by some sixty artists working in Paris during the early twentieth century. Jones's collection of almost three hundred works, divided between two Virginia... More


Rule Britannia!

Virginia Museum Of Fine Arts. Introductory essay by Richard Ormond. Catalogue entries by James Taylor

The British monarchy’s abiding connection to the sea during the age of exploration was a critical factor in the establishment of Britain’s first colonies in the New World. It is unsurprising, then, that, alongside grand portraiture, a strong tradition of maritime painting was established in the... More


A Noble Feast

Christopher Hartop. Preface by Ellenor Alcorn

Celebrating the stunning beauty of English silver crafted over three centuries, A Noble Feast offers unique insight into the developments that took place in eating and drinking habits in Stuart, Hanoverian, and Victorian England. Foreign influences, not only from France, Spain, and Italy but also... More


Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

John B. Ravenal

Containing 114 reproductions of works ranging from Jackson Pollock’s dynamic 1948 drip painting to Kehinde Wiley’s 2006 hip-hop-meets-Old-Master portrait, Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is a handsome collection that offers art enthusiasts a chance to recall old... More


Selections from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Anne Barriault

Including an updated introduction to VMFA’s history as well as full-color reproductions of art from the permanent collection, this newly designed, revised, and expanded edition of Selections from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts features more 148 highlights selected by the museum’s curators and... More


Country Pursuits

Malcolm Cormack

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has long been renowned for its fine collection of sporting art. Owing to Paul Mellon’s interest in this genre, the VMFA’s collection comprises not only British but also American and French works. With Country Pursuits: Sporting Art from the Mellon Collections in the... More


Tigers and Sails and ABC Tales

Malcolm Cormack

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