Martin Wong: Human Instamatic

  Antonio Sergio Bessa, editor. Exh. cat. Bronx, Bronx Museum of Art, in association with Black Dog Publishing, 2016. 160 pp.; 102 color ills.; 5 b&w ills. $35.00 (hardcover) ISBN: 9781910433416 Exhibition schedule: Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY, November 4, 2015–March 13, 2016; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH, May 14–August 7, 2016; …

Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia

  Andrew Blauvelt, editor. Exh. cat. Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 2015. 448 pp.; 200 color ills. $55.00 ISBN: 9781935963097 Exhibition schedule: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, October 24, 2015-February 28, 2016; Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, June 19-October 9, 2016; University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, February 8-May 21, 2017. Reviewed …

Democratic Art: The New Deal Influence on American Culture

  Sharon Ann Musher. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 2015. 280 pp., 24 halftones, 1 table $45.00 ISBN: 9780226247182 Reviewed by: Caroline M. Riley, Ph.D., Independent Scholar.   Despite the importance of 1930s New Deal policies for fostering American artists and encouraging the display of public art in the United States, few scholars …

Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008

  Robin Jaffee Frank, with Charles Denson, Josh Glick, John F. Kasson, and Charles Musser. Hartford: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art; New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015. 304 pp., 228 color + 77 b/w illus. $50.00 (hardcover) ISBN: 9780300189902 Exhibition schedule: San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California, July 11, 2015 – October 13, …

American Studio Ceramics, Innovation and Identity, 1940 to 1979

  Martha Drexler Lynn. Yale University Press, 2015. 420 pp, 167 color ills. $65.00 ISBN: 9780300212730 Reviewed by: Jennifer A. Zwilling, Curator of Artistic Programs, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.   American Studio Ceramics, Innovation and Identity, 1940 to 1979 by Martha Lynn Drexler, PhD, is a much-needed comprehensive study of Studio Ceramics in the …