Exhibition Catalog

Minnesota Museum of American Art is proud to present a new publication devoted to artwork from its great collection of American art from the 19th century to the present. Our Treasures: Highlights from the Minnesota Museum of American Art features thirty of the museum’s most outstanding and impressive artworks from its permanent collection.  The collections of the Minnesota Museum of American Art encompass the work of significant American artists from the 19th century to the present, with special emphasis on paintings by School of the Eight, mid-century studio craft, 20th-century drawings, and work by artists from Minnesota and the Midwest. 


Designed by Joseph D. R. O’Leary of VetoDesign.com, this 84-page, full-color catalog accompanies the exhibition Our Treasures: Highlights from the Minnesota Museum of American Art, which opens at the Tweed Museum of Art at the University of Minnesota Duluth on August 23, 2011, and continues on into 2012 at the Hillstrom Museum of Art, Gustavus Adolphus College, in St. Peter, and the Carleton College Art Gallery in Northfield.


Artists represented by works in the catalog include Romare Bearden, Thomas Hart Benton, Cameron Booth, Charles Burchfield, Christo, Jasper Cropsey, Edward S. Curtis, Patrick DesJarlait, Frances Cranmer Greenman, Tim Harding, Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, Wing Young Huie, Frederick D. Jones, Jr., Mike Lynch, Warren MacKenzie, Paul Manship, Joseph Rusling Meeker, Joan Mitchell, George Morrison, Louise Nevelson, Ed Ruscha, Mark Tobey, Peter Voulkos, and Grant Wood.


The catalog features 25 essays written on each artwork by major scholars and students in the field of art history, heralding from museums, colleges, and other cultural organizations in and around Minnesota.  Writers include Marcia Anderson, Laurel Bradley, Sue Canterbury, Anna Johnson, Dennis Michael Jon, Julie L’Enfant, Siri Engberg, Lisa Dickenson Michaux, Diane Mullin, Donald Myers, Christian A. Peterson, Jodi Richert, Mason Riddle, W. Jackson Rushing III, Robert Silberman, George Slade, Peter Spooner, Spencer Wigmore, Megan Williams, and Bill Wittenbreer.


In addition, the catalog includes a history of the Minnesota Museum of American Art’s collection, from its start in the 1940s to the present day, written by MMAA executive director, Kristin Makholm, a chronology of the museum, an introduction, and a preface written by longtime museum trustee John Larkin, M.D.


Publication date is August 23, 2011.

$24.95 ($26.85 with tax. Shipping and handling will be added to all online orders)

ISBN: 978-0-615-50535-0


Web ordering will include a shipping and handling charge.   If you choose, specify which cover you would prefer: Manship’s Indian Hunter and His Dog, Henri’s Modiste of Madrid, or Tobey’s Space Ritual #12.  Please call 661-797-4057 for more information.

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Catalog available at exhibition venues, the MMAA offices in St. Paul, and this website. Additional retail locations include:

The Grand Hand Gallery
619 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 55102

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Manship's Indian Hunter and His Dog

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Henri's Modiste of Madrid

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Tobey's Space Ritual #12