Trade PB. 4to. McMullen Museum of Art. 1997. 144 pgs. Wrappers rubbed. Heavy ding to the front wrapper at the bottom. Book is free of ownership marks. Text is clean and free of marks. Binding tight and solid. Bx-24; Art/women's Studies; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 144 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 36730
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Publisher: Mcmullen Museum of Art, Boston College
Publication Date: 1997
Book Condition: Good+
Edition: First Edition; First Printing.
Book Description Boston, McMullen Museum of Art., 1997. First Edition. 22,5 x 29,5 cm. 144 pages. Original Softcover. Good condition with some clear signs of external wear. The cover is bumped. Very rare publication. McMullen Museum of Art is a non-accredited art museum associated with Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. The Museum holds an extensive permanent collection, which encompasses contemporary art as well as works dating back to the 19th century. The collection spans the history of art from Europe, Asia and the Americas, and has significant representation of Gothic and Baroque tapestries, Italian paintings of the 16th and 17th centuries, and American paintings of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Well-known artists represented in the Museum include Amedeo Modigliani, Frank Stella, Françoise Gilot, Alexander Ney, and John LaFarge. Despite being a university art museum presiding on a college campus, the McMullen Museum of Art organizes multidisciplinary exhibitions that have received national and international recognition. Stephen Kinzer of The New York Times has written that it is in the vanguard of museums creating exhibitions that "reach far beyond traditional art history," providing political, historical, and cultural context for works on view. The Taking of Christ (1602) from the collections of the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, was a major draw at the McMullen Museum's 1999 exhibition "Saints and Sinners". Recent significant exhibitions include "Saints and Sinners" (1999), featuring Caravaggio's The Taking of the Christ, which reportedly attracted the largest audience for any university museum exhibition up to that time. "Edvard Munch: Psyche, Symbol, and Expression" (2001) was the largest American exhibition of Munch's work since 1978. A retrospective of the work of Surrealist Roberto Matta (2004), organized by university faculty from the romance languages, art history, and theology departments, was also well received. Most recently, "Pollock Matters" (2007) received much media attention, comprising over 150 paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures, exploring the personal and artistic relationship between famed American Abstract Expressionist painter Jackson Pollock and noted Swiss-born photographer and graphic designer Herbert Matter. The McMullen Museum of Art reopen for its fall 2012 season with the exhibition "Paul Klee: Philosophical Vision; From Nature to Art". The museum, which opened in Devlin Hall in 1993, was officially named The Charles S. and Isabella V. McMullen Museum of Art in 1996 in honor of the parents of the Boston College benefactor, trustee and art collector John J. McMullen. In 2016, the museum will be relocated from its current location in Devlin Hall to 2101 Commonwealth Avenue located on Boston College's Brighton Campus. The future plans of the McMullen Museum have yet to be released. (Wikipedia). Seller Inventory # 3027BB