Category: Publications

Terra Nova Cover

Tonight is the debut of the permanent polymer collection at the Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI.  We’re in Racine celebrating the opening of the exhibition, Terra Nova: Polymer Art at the Crossroads, which continues through February 2012.  If you’re left at home, you can catch up on some reading.  At the top of our reading list is the book published by RAM to commemorate this historic event. This 140-page hardcover is unlike any previously published book on the medium.  The first 36 pages are devoted to scholarly, historical and curatorial essays.  Each of eight boundary breaking artists is then featured …

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Rachel Carren, Bonnard Cupola Brooch, 2010

A certain perceived divide has long existed between artists and art historians, likewise between writers and literary critics. Ernest Hemingway had a memorable barb: “Critics are geldings, standing in the field trying to evaluate the work of stallions.”

How Polymer Hit the Big Time Cover

Memorable headlines, especially those that record milestone events, tend to stay in my mind for years or decades. Perhaps it’s the same for you.

Markowitz 2011 Artful Adornment

A beautiful new 210-page book “Artful Adornments: Jewelry from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston”, written by Yvonne Markowitz, the MFA’s Rita J. Kaplan and Susan B. Kaplan Curator of Jewelry, has just been published.

Maggie Maggio and Leslie Blackford Lake in Colorado, 2006

The current issue of Ornament Magazine carries an article entitled Celebrating Polymer. For history buffs, this article includes