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African Art at Grinnell College

As part of the Exhibition Seminar course offered at Grinnell College, fourteen students worked with guest curator Victoria Rovine to organize the exhibit and write the catalog. The catalog provides information on sculptures, masks, drums, and other objects from the college's permanent collection that were used for this exhibit.

Every Day Life: Danica Phelps

SOLD OUT This catalog brings together photographs, drawings, and texts from several projects, including a 10-year endeavor in which Phelps' recorded all of her financial transactions; Walking Home, documenting a walk from Massachusetts to Maine; and Writers Trade, in which she exchanged drawings for texts by critics, curators, gallery directors, professors, and other writers inspired by her work.

 

Ukucwebezela: Contemporary Zulu Ceramics

 

Year:  2008
Price:  $20
Dimensions:  10.5 x 8 in., 80 pp
 
Guest Curator Elizabeth Perrill '99 organized an exhibition of contemporary Zulu Ceramics produced between 2004 and 2008. The exhibit provides a snapshot of South African contemporary ceramics that relates to the historical production of Zulu beer vessels and sculpture. Perrill's essay explores both the understated differences between works that might go unnoticed by an untrained eye and the newest divergences in Zulu ceramic aesthetics.

 

Walking a Tightrope: German Expressionist Printmaking, 1904-1928

 

Year:  2002
Price:  $13
Dimensions:  9 x 9 in., 52 pp
 
Curated by ten students and Assistant Professor of Art, Jenny Anger, this catalog is the product of a semester-long seminar cumulating in a three-week exhibition. The catalogue includes nine essays by the student curators with full-page reproductions and thumbnail images of all 75 prints.

 

Master Quilts Past and Present: Preserving the Voice of America's Quiltmakers

 

Year:  2003
Price:  $3
Dimensions:  7 x 11 in., opens 3-fold, 6 illustrations
 
Guest curator Amy Henderson '94 discusses the history of quilts within social and art historical contexts. Her essay also describes Quilter's S.O.S., a recent effort to record quiltmaker's stories about their art and process. The exhibit included antique quilts, art quilts by internationally-renowned fiber artists, and quilts by present-day Iowa quiltmakers. 2003.