Arrow Fat Left Icon Arrow Fat Right Icon Arrow Right Icon Cart Icon Close Circle Icon Expand Arrows Icon Facebook Icon Instagram Icon Pinterest Icon Twitter Icon Hamburger Icon Information Icon Down Arrow Icon Mail Icon Mini Cart Icon Person Icon Ruler Icon Search Icon Shirt Icon Triangle Icon Bag Icon Play Video

Exhibition Catalogue

Beautiful and inspiring art Exhibition Catalogues from Phoenix Art Museum's exhibitions.
  • Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire
    Quick shop
    v

    Phoenix Art Museum Store

    Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire

    $ 75.00

    Catalogue to accompany the exhibition, Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire, on view at Phoenix Art Museum October 6, 2018 - January 27, 2019.

    Founded in the first century BCE near a set of natural springs in an otherwise dry northeastern corner of the Valley of Mexico, the ancient metropolis of Teotihuacan was on a symbolic level a city of elements. With a multiethnic population of perhaps one hundred thousand, at its peak in 400 CE, it was the cultural, political, economic, and religious center of ancient Mesoamerica. A devastating fire in the city center led to a rapid decline after the middle of the sixth century, but Teotihuacan was never completely abandoned or forgotten; the Aztecs revered the city and its monuments, giving many of them the names we still use today.
     
    Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire examines new discoveries from the three main pyramids at the site—the Sun Pyramid, the Moon Pyramid, and, at the center of the Ciudadela complex, the Feathered Serpent Pyramid—which have fundamentally changed our understanding of the city’s history. With illustrations of the major objects from Mexico City’s Museo Nacional de Antropología and from the museums and storage facilities of the Zona de Monumentos Arqueológicos de Teotihuacan, along with selected works from US and European collections, the catalogue examines these cultural artifacts to understand the roles that offerings of objects and programs of monumental sculpture and murals throughout the city played in the lives of Teotihuacan’s citizens. .

      

    • Hardcover
    • 444 pages
    • University of California Press

    Please note, flat-rate shipping for this item is $16.50 each, due to the heavy weight and dimensions.

    Visit product page
  • To Be Thirteen - Autographed by Betsy Schneider
    Quick shop
    v

    Phoenix Art Museum Store

    To Be Thirteen - Autographed by Betsy Schneider

    $ 45.00

    Catalogue to accompany the exhibition, To Be Thirteen: Photographs and Videos By Besty Schneider on view at Phoenix Art Museum May 4, 2018 - October 14, 2018.

    In 2011, photographer Betsy Schneider, herself the mother of a thirteen-year-old daughter, embarked on a project to explore the experience of being thirteen: “With this work I am interested in provoking thought about simple dichotomies to which adolescence is so often reduced. I am motivated by the intensity, the complexity and the beauty of that point in life. I wonder not only about the experience of early adolescence, but also about how we as adults retain that experience and how it shapes us for the rest of our lives.” Traveling around the United States, the Guggenheim grant recipient spent 2012 chronicling 250 thirteen-year-olds, creating still portraits and video documentation of each. The resulting body of work creates a rich collective portrait of a group of Americans whose lives began at the turn of the millennium and who are coming of age now. To Be Thirteen depicts all 250 portraits, and includes an interview by Center for Creative Photography Chief Curator Rebecca Senf with Schneider, unpacking details about the artist’s process, insights about the experience, and how the project changed her, as well as excerpts from the thirteen-year-olds’ own words. This publication captures and conveys the experience of meeting with the artist and looking through a stack of prints with her, and will complement an exhibition of the project debuting at the Phoenix Art Museum in May of 2018.

      

    • Hardcover
    • 250 portraits
    • Phoenix Art Museum & Radius Books• 2018.
    Visit product page
  • Phoenix Art Museum Collection Highlights Book
    Quick shop
    On sale
    v

    Phoenix Art Museum Store

    Phoenix Art Museum Collection Highlights Book

    $ 40.00 $ 14.99

    This gloriously illustrated volume is the first in-depth presentation of some 300 treasures from Phoenix Art Museum boasting splendid American and Western American, European, Modern and Contemporary, Latin American, Asian and Fashion Design collections. Monet's Flowering Arches, Giverny (an intimate view of the artist's favorite spot in his gardens for sitting and reflecting); Frida Kahlo's Suicide of Dorothy Hale; Shen Quan's Album of Birds and Animals; and Louise Nevelson's Royal Tide V are among the works featured. All are illuminated by new scholarship, and most have been specially photographed for this volume. 

    • Softcover 352 pages
    • Harry N. Abrams, Inc., in association with Phoenix Art Museum, 2002.
    Visit product page
  • PAST/FUTURE/PRESENT: Contemporary Brazilian Art
    Quick shop
    v

    Phoenix Art Museum Store

    PAST/FUTURE/PRESENT: Contemporary Brazilian Art

    $ 24.99

    Exhibition Catalogue for: PAST/FUTURE/PRESENT: Contemporary Brazilian Art From the Museum of Modern Art, Sᾶo Paulo

    PAST/FUTURE/PRESENT presents a rare panorama of the most innovative art produced in Brazil from the 1990s to the 2010s.  The exhibition is the first major presentation of artworks from the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, Sᾶo Paulo (MAM-SP) in the United States.  The Exhibition features 70 artworks created by 59 artists in diverse media, including painting, sculpture, installation, photography, video, and performance. 

    The exhibition is organized around five disparate but interconnected themes: The Body/The Social Body; Shifting Identities; The Reinvention of the Monochrome; Landscape, Reimagined; and Impossible Objects.   

    The title Past/Future/Present alludes to the creative dialogues they maintain with past Brazilian artistic traditions while also looking toward the future with a wider, global perspective.  This exhibition is a singular opportunity for American audiences to experience an in-depth look at the practice of Brazilian artists now recognized as the pioneers of their generation. The diversity of their proposal’s illustrate that contemporary Brazilian art cannot be defined by a single “ism” or contained within any one category. These artists enter into dialogues with the traditions of the past at the same time that they participate in current global artistic discussions. Their simultaneous engagement with the past and the future speaks to a singular creative present, and has made Brazil a serious contender on the international stage of contemporary art.

    Because the São Paulo Museum of Modern Art houses one of the most important collections of Brazilian art in the world, this exhibition represents only one constellation of artworks among many others that could be imagined. It is not intended as a definitive survey of contemporary artistic production in Brazil, but rather to contribute to the ongoing conversation about what Brazilian art is and can be.

    • Paperback
    • 207 pages
    • Phoenix Art Museum|Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo, 2017
    Visit product page
  • Uninked Paintings, Sculpture and Graphic Work by Five Contemporary Cartoonists
    Quick shop

    Exhibition catalog for "Uninked: Paintings, Sculpture and Graphic Work by Five Cartoonists."

    Guest curator, cartoonist Chris Ware, assembled works of art by five of the finest cartoonists working today: Kim Deitch, Jerry Moriarty, Gary Panter, Ron Reg, Jr. and Seth. While their comic strips and graphic novels have been widely published from Raw magazine to The New Yorker this exhibition explored their works of art that extend beyond the page.

    • Hardcover
    • 118 pages
    • Phoenix Art Museum, 2007
    Visit product page
  • Hollywood Costume
    Quick shop
    v

    Phoenix Art Museum Store

    Hollywood Costume

    $ 0.00 $ 25.00

    Exhibition catalogue for "Hollywood Costume" shown at Phoenix Art Museum, March 2014 - July 2014. Featuring the most beloved costume designs from the past 100 years of Hollywood films, "Hollywood Costume" celebrates, for the very first time, the costume designer’s contribution to the telling of the cinematic story. Published in conjunction with an exhibition launched at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the book showcases the talents of renowned designers such as Adrian, Edith Head, and Sandy Powell, among many others, whose work spans the silent era to the Golden Age of Hollywood to the present day. Essays by a wide variety of leading scholars, archivists, and private collectors, as well as contributions by contemporary costume designers, actors, and directors, take a close look at the conventions of what is considered "costume" and the role of the designer in creating a film’s characters and helping to shape its narrative. With memorable wardrobe classics from The Tramp, Ben-Hur, Cleopatra, The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind, Pirates of the Caribbean, Ocean’s Eleven, Sherlock Holmes, Avatar, and many more, Hollywood Costume is the ultimate volume for fashionistas and film lovers alike.

    • 320 Pages
    • V&A Publishing, 2012
    Visit product page
  • Horacia Zabala: Purity is in the Mix
    Quick shop
    v

    Phoenix Art Museum Store

    Horacia Zabala: Purity is in the Mix

    $ 19.99

    Exhibition catalogue for: Horacia Zabala: Mapping the Monocrome.

    Horacio Zabala (Argentina, b.1943) is recognized as one of the most important conceptual artists to emerge in Argentina during the latter part of the 20th century. Educated as an architect but active as an artist since the late 1960s, he has long been fascinated by the means by which space is defined, be it architectural, cartographic, or narrative.

    In the early 1970s, Zabala produced a series of maps of Latin America that he graphically modified to reflect Argentina’s socio-political turmoil under repressive military dictatorships. He began this experimentation by obscuring maps of the region with monochromatic rectangles of black, blue, or red paint. He also made maps invisible by the proliferation of the word “CENSORED” rubber-stamped across their surfaces; maps with absences created by burning gaping holes through the paper; and hand-drawn maps of Latin American land masses crumbling into the sea from inside out.

    To escape persecution, Zabala moved his family to Europe in 1976. He returned to Argentina in 1998 and took up where he left off, with the idea of mapping space, but now through a different idiom: monochromatic paintings arranged in sequences accompanied by mathematical signs or punctuation marks. The monochrome seen in his early maps has now become untethered from geography. Zabala titles these punctuated monochromesHypotheses, suggesting that they constitute only one possible solution among many others: these works present viewers with an invitation to visualize painting as inextricably linked to other systems of logic and reason, even beyond math and language.

    Featuring maps, monochromes, and sculptures, the exhibition Horacio Zabala: Mapping the Monochrome presents a cross-section of Zabala’s work, both historical and contemporary. It illustrates his continuous exploration of innovative ways to engage viewers with art objects that are immediately accessible because they are familiar to us, but altered to reflect deeper socio-political undercurrents or references to art historical traditions on an international scale.

    • Paperback
    • 205 pages
    • Phoenix Art Museum, 2016
    Visit product page
  • Phoenix Art Museum 50th Anniversary History Book
    Quick shop
    On sale
    v

    Phoenix Art Museum Store

    Phoenix Art Museum 50th Anniversary History Book

    $ 19.99 $ 5.00

    The publication of Fabulous at 50: Phoenix Art Museum commemorates and celebrates fifty years of art, education, and the strength of its people who make it all possible - volunteers, trustees, donors, and staff. The debut of this collectible book took place at the Golden Anniversary Gala, the pARTy on November 7, 2009.

    • Hardcover
    • 348 pages
    • Phoenix Art Museum, 2009
    Visit product page
  • Sheila Pepe: Hot Mess Formalism
    Quick shop
    v

    Phoenix Art Museum Store

    Sheila Pepe: Hot Mess Formalism

    $ 39.95

    Catalogue to accompany the exhibition, Shelia Pepe: Hot Mess Formalism on view at Phoenix Art Museum October 14, 2017 - January 28, 2018.

    Shoelaces, nautical ropes, bits of string. For two decades Sheila Pepe has been transforming these items into transcendent works that can fit on a lap or fill a room. Her versatility, humor, and feminist perspective are on brilliant display in this book that traces her development over the past twenty years. Essays look at how the artist plays with feminist and craft traditions to counter patriarchal notions, and the site-specific nature of her work. Arranged both chronologically and thematically, this lushly illustrated book focuses on an artist doing important work in the fields of queer theory, craft making, and personal geography.

    Authored by Phoenix Art Museum's own Gilbert Vicario, The Selig Family Cheif Curator, this mid-career retrospective showcases Sheila Pepe's range as an artist comfortable with both the everyday and also the extraordinary.

    • Please note you are pre-ordering this item for estimated delivery in early November 2017. 
    • Hardcover
    • 128 pages; 110 color illustrations
    • Phoenix Art Museum & DelMonico Books•Prestel, 2017.
    Visit product page
  • Seeing is Believing: Rebecca Campbell + Angela Ellsworth
    Quick shop

    Catalogue accompanying the exhibition: Seeing is Believing: Rebecca Campbell and Angela Ellsworth Phoenix Art Museum September 3, 2011 - January 22, 2012.

    Rebecca Campbell and Angela Ellsworth both spent their childhoods in Utah and within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Their different experiences and individual reactions to this specific context have inspired much of their mature work as artists. Multilayered and complex, their works touch on memory and nostalgia but are grounded in the present and the reinterpretation of their experiences as well as Mormon traditions and practices. This exhibition will include painting, sculpture and installations.

    Rebecca Campbell (b. 1970) is known for her startling figurative paintings of children and individuals but her 2009 solo show Poltergeist included a number of large scale installations that directly drew on her childhood. She received her BFA in 1994 from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon, and her MFA in painting from UCLA in 2001. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

    Angela Ellsworth (b. 1964) is an interdisciplinary artist who created compelling objects and performances. The 2010 Biennale of Sydney included the installation - Seer Bonnets: A Continuing Offense, nine bonnets pierced through with pearl-tipped corsage pins and representing the nine wives of her great-great-grandfather, who was the fifth prophet of the Mormon Church. She lives and works in Phoenix. - Softcover - Phoenix Art Museum, 2011.

    • 80 pages
    • Catalogue reverses to reveal two different front covers (pictured) in which both artists are jointly represented.
    Visit product page
  • Xul Solar & Jorge Luis Borges The Art of Friendship
    Quick shop
    v

    Phoenix Art Museum Store

    Xul Solar & Jorge Luis Borges The Art of Friendship

    $ 24.99

    Exhibition catalog for Xul Solar and Jorge Luis Borges: The Art of Friendship on view at Phoenix Art Museum October 2, 2013 - December 31, 2013. Xul Solar and Jorge Luis Borges:The Art of Friendship explores the multiple facets of Solar's friendship and dynamic intellectual exchange with acclaimed writer and fellow Argentine, Jorge Luis Borges. Through paintings, publications, objects and artistic interventions, the exhibition touches on their influence on one another's individual and collaborative work. 

    • Hardcover
    • 152 pages
    • Americas Society, 2013
    Visit product page
  • Reconstructing the View: The Grand Canyon Photographs of Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe
    Quick shop

    Autographed by both photographers (Mark Klett/Byron Wolfe) and both essayists (Rebecca A. Senf/Stephen J. Pyne)! Using landscape photography to reflect on broader notions of culture, the passage of time, and the construction of perception, photographers Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe spent five years exploring the Grand Canyon for their most recent project, Reconstructing the View. The team’s landscape photographs are based on the practice of rephotography, in which they identify sites of historic photographs and make new photographs of those precise locations. Klett and Wolfe referenced a wealth of images of the canyon, ranging from historical photographs and drawings by William Bell and William Henry Holmes, to well-known artworks by Edward Weston and Ansel Adams, and from souvenir postcards to contemporary digital images drawn from Flickr. The pair then employed digital postproduction methods to bring the original images into dialogue with their own. The result is this stunning volume, illustrated with a wealth of full-color illustrations that attest to the role photographers-both anonymous and great-have played in picturing American places. Rebecca Senf’s compelling essay traces the photographers’ process and methodology, conveying the complexity of their collaboration. Stephen J. Pyne provides a conceptual framework for understanding the history of the canyon, offering an overview of its discovery by Europeans and its subsequent treatment in writing, photography, and graphic arts.

    • Hardcover
    • 208 pages
    • Phoenix Art Museum, 2012
    Visit product page
  • Kehinde Wiley Memling Exhibition Catalogue
    Quick shop
    v

    Phoenix Art Museum Store

    Kehinde Wiley Memling Exhibition Catalogue

    $ 21.99

    Published in conjunction with the presentation of "Kehinde Wiley: Memling" at Phoenix Art Museum from February 20 - June 23, 2013, this richly illustrated essay by Sara Cochran, Phoenix Art Museum's former Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, illuminates the artwork in detail. The catalogue and exhibition focuses on the charged issue of individual identity and its social ramifications while referencing the work of legendary 15th century Flemish master, Hans Memling.

    • Hardcover
    • 60 pages
    • Phoenix Art Museum, 2013
    Visit product page
  • Curves of Steel Streamlined Automobile Design at Phoenix Art Museum
    Quick shop

    In April 2007, Phoenix Art Museum presented 22 streamlined American and European automobiles that demonstrated the intersection of style and aerodynamics in 20th century automobile design. The updated, second edition of that landmark exhibition tracks the evolution of the streamlined shape from the 1930s through the 1990s. Edited and co-written by historian Jonathan A. Stein, it includes essays from many of the world's great automotive writers including Beverly Rae Kimes, Ken Gross, Phil Patton, Richard Adatto and Diana Meredith. Each car is presented with historical images and elegant, modern photographs by Michael Furman.

    • Hardcover
    • 192 Pages
    • Coachbuilt Press, 2009
    Visit product page
  • Don Coen The Migrant Series
    Quick shop
    v

    Phoenix Art Museum Store

    Don Coen The Migrant Series

    $ 19.99

    Don Coen: The Migrant Series brings a remarkable series of large portraits to Phoenix Art Museum. Created by Colorado-based artist Don Coen, these 15 large-scale photo-realist portraits tell the visual story of migrant farmers in today’s United States, a group of our population rarely considered in fine art. The works take a human-centric approach, highlighting the unique personalities of each subject and acknowledging both their personhood and work ethic.

    Each piece in the Migrant Series suggests the intimacy of a traditional portrait, but they are presented on a captivating scale, coercing careful consideration of their presence. Painted between 2001 and 2010, the series comes from hundreds of hours spent in fields making studies and taking photos in California, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Texas and Florida.

    The full-color catalog contains essays by Lewis Sharp, Denver Art Museum Director Emeritus, and Jerry N. Smith, Ph.D., Curator of American and Western American Art, Phoenix Art Museum.

    • Softcover
    • 60 pages
    • Phoenix Art Museum, 2014
    Visit product page
  • Art is Our Last Hope Paulo Bruscky
    Quick shop
    v

    Phoenix Art Museum Store

    Art is Our Last Hope Paulo Bruscky

    $ 40.00

    Paulo Bruscky: Art Is Our Last Hope is the first survey exhibition of Brazilian artist Paulo Bruscky’s career in the United States.

      The catalogue accompanying the exhibition offers English-speaking audiences a window onto Bruscky’s pioneering production for the first time. The volume features two major essays interpreting the various facets of Bruscky’s work. Dr. Bessa contextualizes Bruscky’s practice within the broader international scene by tracing a parallel between the artist’s strategies and the various theoretical and philosophical ideas current since the late 1960s. Dr. Davidson, who defended a doctoral dissertation on Bruscky’s work, contributes an essay exploring what he called “communication art” in all its iterations: mail art, telegram art, fax art, xerox art, and newspaper classifieds, all linked by the artist’s subversion and simultaneous transformation of ready-made communication systems into unorthodox channels for art. The book also includes an interview with Paulo Bruscky conducted at the artist’s studio in April, 2013, by Dr. Bessa, and a chronology spanning the artist’s career, including an overview of the socio-historical context in Brazil throughout the 1960s and 70s, organized by Dr. Davidson.

    • Hardcover
    • 120 pages
    • The Bronx Museum of Art/Phoenix Art Museum, 2014
    Visit product page
  • In Contemporary Rhythm The Art of Ernest L Blumenschein
    Quick shop
    v

    Phoenix Art Museum Store

    In Contemporary Rhythm The Art of Ernest L Blumenschein

    $ 55.00

    This volume is the definitive work on Ernest Blumenschein's life and art, reproducing masterworks from a new exhibit along with additional works and historical photographs to form the most comprehensive assemblage of his paintings ever published. By Peter H. Hassrick (Author), Elizabeth J. Cunningham (Author), James K. Ballinger (Foreword), Lewis I. Sharp (Foreword), Cathy L. Wright (Foreword), Sarah E. Boehme (Contributor), Skip Keith Miller (Contributor), James Moore (Contributor), Jerry N. Smith (Contributor)

    • Hardcover
    • 400 pages
    • University of Oklahoma Press, 2008
    Visit product page
  • Ahmed Alsoudani Redacted
    Quick shop
    v

    Phoenix Art Museum Store

    Ahmed Alsoudani Redacted

    $ 19.99

    Catalogue for the exhibition, "Ahmed Alsoudani: Redacted" on view at Phoenix Art Museum, March 13, 2013 - July 7, 2013. Iraqi-American painter Ahmed Alsoudani is known for his vibrant, large-scale fragmented compositions that combine charcoal drawing with acrylic paint to articulate the artist’s compelling vocabulary of violence and its repercussions. His work is rooted in his turbulent personal experiences but speaks to something larger. Look closely and we find no traces of culture or society. The anonymity of his images highlights the universality of his issues. At turns dark and funny, his painting is a powerful testament to his desire to create eloquent artworks that ask vital questions about our place in the world amid ever changing international circumstances.

    • Hardcover
    • 120 pages
    • Phoenix Art Museum & Portland Museum of Art, 2013
    Visit product page
  • The City: A Formalist View Of American Urban Architecture
    Quick shop

    In black and white, William W. Fuller compresses urban buildings into graphic and layered compositions. Having done extensive travel across the United States, he has explored several city's structures. Fuller's pictures are explorations of shape, line, form, negative space, light and shadow, in high contrast. This modernist way of approaching the landscape results in a collection of photographs that are universally appealing in their clean, crisp and cool elegance.

    • 14" x 14" x 2"

     

    Visit product page
  • Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now
    Quick shop
    v

    Phoenix Art Museum Store

    Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now

    $ 32.00

    Exhibition catalogue for: Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now. On view at Phoenix Art Museum, March 24 - July 15, 2018.

    The work by contemporary Brazilian artist, Valeska Soares navigates the realms of human emotion and experience, ranging from love and intimacy, loss and longing, to memory and language. In her multimedia paintings, sculptures, videos, and sight specific installations, ordinary, everyday objects are transformed to create new and poignant narratives. Initiating her career in Brazil in the late 1980s, Soares’ early work is recognized for engaging the full range of senses, even scent—through the use of flowers and perfumes. Works from recent decades elicit her mastery of language and text, specifically through the conceptual and physical use of books. Published on the occasion of the artist’s largest survey exhibition to-date, this monograph provides a comprehensive examination of works and installations produced during the artist’s nearly thirty-year oeuvre. Part of the Getty’s noted Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far- reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles (2017-2018).

    • Hardcover
    • Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 2017
    • 197 pages
    Visit product page