Magazine Rack, Museum Publications

Magazine Rack - Curatorial Publications and Objects in Print

The Ingalls Library collection includes approximately 1,200 currently received periodical  titles. That is quite simply, an overwhelming number. This ongoing series features articles that discuss objects included in the museum's collection of more than 46,000 objects,  as well as articles written by museum staff members.   Additionally, articles about the museum,  its history and activities are noted.

Curator of African Arts Constantine Petridis writes about the Art of Daily Life in the summer issue of Tribal Art. The article which reviews themes from the exhibition and includes seven images of Cleveland Museum of Art objects in addition to several loaned objects, follows his publication earlier in spring in African Arts. The opposing page of the article features the recently acquired Apron (2010.206) of the Southern Nguni People, with its glass beads stark against a black page.

In the Magazine Antiques, the Marquise d'Aguirandes (1942.638) stares out confidently from the page.  The article is a review of the exhibition, Paris: Life and Luxury at the Getty through August, and from September through the end of the year in Houston at the Museum of Fine Arts. Even before the inclusion in the exhibition, which focuses on fine and decorative art in eighteenth century France, curators here recognized that while the Marquise is beautiful, if not slightly idealized in the painting, her gown is the real subject of the painting. François-Hubert Drouais portrays the robe à la française in remarkable detail. As the label read, "the focus of the painting is less on the Marquis and more on her elegant gown, which is a particularly fine rendering of eighteenth-century printed cloth, with the brilliant gold and white fabric strewn with meticulously detailed flowers and lace."

The cover of the August issue of American Art Review features the museum's Edward Hopper Lighthouse Village (806.1930), a bright beacon amidst stark images of the coastline, from the Bowdoin College Museum of Art exhibition, Edward Hopper's Maine. The work, a watercolour with guache over graphite, provides thorough punctuation on both the article and the artist's time in Maine, which ended in 1929, when he captured the lighthouse at Cape Elizabeth. For fans of Hopper, it is a rare chance to see this work on paper.

The cover story in the July/August issue of Minerva is a review of Treasures of Heaven, now at the British Museum. The glowing review includes over fifteen images from the exhibition, with our Arm Reliquary of the Apostles (1930.739) holding down the corner of page thirty-eight.

If you've noticed the absence of A Eunuch's Dream by Jean Jules Antoine Lecomte du Nouÿ, you will find it in the July/August issue of the Magazine Antiques. The painting is a part of the Orientalism in Europe: from Delacroix to Matisse on view in Marseille at the Centre de la Vieille Charité.