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This catalogue documents Earth, Water, Fire: Classical Mediterranean Ceramics, an exhibition which brings together more than 120 representative works from the University of Chicago's Classical Collection including glazed and un-glazed Greek, Roman, Etruscan, and Cyriote urns, lamps, and dishes. The exhibition was greatly composed of University of Chicago archaeological holdings... more »
Carved into the mountains of northern China, the Buddhist cave temples of Xiangtangshan were the crowning cultural achievement of the sixth-century Northern Qi dynasty. Once home to a magnificent array of limestone sculptures, the caves were heavily damaged during the first half of the twentieth century, and much of the... more »
Since the 1960s, many artists have incorporated ecological concerns into their work, an endeavor that has required new strategies in art-making. To explore recent American manifestations of these interests, the Smart Museum commissioned new projects from artists Mark Dion, Peter Fend, and Dan Peterman, each focusing on interrelationships between particular... more »
In this book, Wu Hung documents the Smart's exhibition "Canceled", which centered on another exhibition, the canceled It's Me (Beijing, 1998). He contextualizes both projects within current trends in Chinese experimental art. The catalogue also contains a rich collection of primary documents related to eleven other recent exhibitions in China. ... more »
The companion to the Smart Museum of Art's exhibition of the same name, this book explores the role of the meal in contemporary art.... more »
Coinciding with the Smart Museum's exhibition From Blast to Pop, this catalogue features works by important British avant-garde artists such as Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, and William Turnbull. The show explored the period between two defining movements in English Modernism: Vorticism (England's first abstract art movement) and British Pop art... more »
This catalogue follows German and Austrian Paintings of the Eighteenth Century, an exhibition of 41 paintings and drawings from Central Europe. This exhibition is the first of its kind in Chicago, and the majority of the objects have never been displayed or reproduced before. The show includes paintings by the... more »
While this publication stems from the Heartland exhibitions at the Van Abbemuseum and the Smart Museum of Art, this book is much more than an art catalogue. Contributors—including novelist Dave Eggers, scholar Hasan Kwame Jeffries, and journalist Rebecca Solnit—explore the region through topics ranging from art to music to urban... more »
This catalogue features the exhibition Hsieh Shih-ch'en: A Ming Dynasty Painter Represents the Past, which includes thirty-three paintings by the 16th century Chinese artist, Hsieh Shih-ch’en, demonstrating the special character of the Ming Dynasty. They display a wide variety of styles, subjects, and media and include hanging scrolls, hand scrolls,... more »
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