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The publications program at the Gallery plays a vital role in the museum’s mission to encourage appreciation and understanding of art. The Gallery’s exhibition catalogues, annual Bulletin, and monographic titles serve a wide variety of audiences, from casual museum-goers to scholars. 

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Donald Blumberg Photographs

The Gallery has been hard at work this summer on two upcoming publications featuring the work of American photographer Donald Blumberg (born 1935). One book puts back into print Blumberg’s 1965–67 series In Front of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, first published in 1973. The other, Words and Images from the American Media, gathers over 160 images that Blumberg photographed directly from newspapers and television screens during the 1960s and over the last several years. These images feature newspaper articles about the Vietnam War, the civil rights movement, and other political and cultural issues, such as workers’ rights, that remain relevant today, as well as TV programming that focuses on themes of contemporary culture, including Americans’ obsessions with wealth, fame, body image, material goods, and violence. Recently, the Department of Graphic Design met in the Gallery’s James E. Duffy Study Room with fellow La Tanya Autry—who, with director Jock Reynolds, is organizing the publications and accompanying exhibition—to review press proofs for both books against the original photographs. This stage of production allows the museum to ensure that the rich blacks and cool grays of the photographs are captured in the publication. In Front of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral and Words and Images from the American Media will be available in the Bookstore when the exhibition opens on August 21, 2015.

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