The Dallas Museum of Art announced today that it is the recipient of the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) annual Award for Excellence in the category of museum exhibitions for The Mourners: Medieval Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy. Awarded the prize in the category of “Outstanding Small Exhibition,” the critically acclaimed exhibition was organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, in association with FRAME (French Regional American Museum Exchange). This marks the first time that the DMA has been honored by the AAMC for one of its exhibitions.
Marquand Books produced the catalogue for the exhibition, designed by Zach Hooker and distributed by Yale University Press.
Marquand Books Studio is pleased to host a reception in conjunction with the 2011 Society of North American Goldsmith’s conference. Sondra Sherman: Found Subjects is a series of jewelry pieces inspired by books. Each piece responds to metaphorically resonant and aesthetically substantive aspects of selected book titles or bindings. The books have subsequently been altered to create a presentation box for the piece when not being worn. Each piece is presented in an altered book on lectern type tables created especially for the works.
Sherman is Head of Jewelry and Metalwork at San Diego State University, CA. She has been the recipient of various awards including a Tiffany Foundation Emerging Artists Award, two RI Council on the Arts Individual Artists Fellowships, PA Council on the Arts Individual Artists Fellowship, NEA Regional Artists Fellowship, and a Fulbright Scholarship for study abroad. Sherman received the Diplom Degree from the Academy of Fine Art, Munich, Germany.
Opening reception Thursday, May 26 from 5-7 p.m. Also open for June’s First Thursday, June 2 from 5-7 p.m., Fridays from 2-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 11-6 p.m. Through July 2.
Marquand Books is pleased to publish the new book Trimpin: Contraptions for Art and Sound, designed by John Hubbard and edited by Anne Focke. Click over to our store for details. As a special addition to the book photographer Matthew Monroe is offering an exclusive print of the artist in front of an early installation called Sheng High. Click here for details.
The Marquand Books title Max Gordon: Architect for Art is now available through DAP. Gordon, who died in 1990 at age 59, designed numerous ambitious projects including New Scotland Yard in London:
Whether creating enormous exhibition spaces or designing living quarters for collectors and homes and studio facilities for artists, the acclaimed architect Max Gordon shaped the physical settings of art in the world’s major metropolises during his influential career. This first monograph offers a detailed overview of Gordon’s projects for the art world, from the 100,000-square-foot exhibition space he designed for the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid to the SoHo home he remodeled for Richard Serra, demonstrating throughout his elegant use of light, space and minimal decoration, and displaying his gift for always highlighting the art.
The publication has generated buzz, including posts on the Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog and Judith H. Dobrzynski’s Real Clear Arts blog.
Marsha Burns’s art in the late 1970s epitomized a sublime elegance, quietude, and craftsmanship that could only exist within the magic of perfectly composed and printed photographic images. In the 1980s, Marsha was regularly invited by the Polaroid Collection to shoot with their room-sized camera that produced unique 20” x 24” prints. She invited street kids, punks, friends, and strangers to sit for portraits that are as striking and haunting today as they were thirty years ago.
In the 1990s and 2000s she and her husband Michael Burns traveled extensively and shot more street portraits and fragments, segments, and details that captured the unexpected richness of textures and reflections. Always surprising, elegant and evocative, her work has never stopped, as any of those who are lucky enough to receive her frequent single image e-mail blasts can attest.
Burns’s photographs are in many museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Seattle Art Museum; Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris.
Opening event at Marquand Books Studio | Paper Hammer
First Thursday, May 5
1400 Second Ave. at Union
On view Fridays from 2-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 11-6 p.m. through July 2. Also by appointment.
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