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Henry Dreyfuss

Celebrates the design work of Henry Dreyfuss and his associates that revolutionized 20th century industrial design from telephones to trains to thermostats.

Mary Frank

Presents sculpture, painting, drawings, prints, and photographs from throughout the artist's illustrious career.

Jan Sawka

Shows how Sawka’s experience as a political refugee, and his working method, which emphasized imagery drawn from memory, resulted in powerful works that speak of and to the universal human condition.

Totally Dedicated

Catalog of the first museum exhibition of Leonard Contino, a Brooklyn-born, self-taught abstract artist whose tenacious exploration of pictorial space spanned a fifty-year career.

The Majestic Nature of the North

The illustrated nineteenth-century travel diaries of artist, educator, and architect Thomas Kelah Wharton, documenting his trips in the lower Hudson River Valley and New Orleans to Boston and back.

The Hand of the Engraver

A rich intellectual encounter, revolving around the hands of the experimenter and those of the artist, highlighting the relation between the sciences and the arts.

Queer Art Camp Superstar

The first book-length study of Trecartin’s artistic genealogy, evolving aesthetics, radical approach to digital and Internet culture, and impact on contemporary art, film, and media.

Report on the Aeginetan Sculptures

Tells the story of Bavaria’s acquisition of ancient Greek sculptures that rivaled those acquired by England from the Parthenon.

Beauty in the City

Presents a major new interpretation of the Ashcan School of Art, arguing that these artists made the working class city at the turn of the century a subject for beautiful art.

Anarchism and Art

Interprets popular art forms as exhibiting core anarchist values and presaging a more democratic world.

Diversity of Sacrifice

Explores sacrificial practices across a range of contexts from prehistory to the present.

Jervis McEntee

Redefines McEntee's place in the history of nineteenth-century American landscape painting.

The Leonardo Series

A one-to-one encounter with Leonardo da Vinci's work on human proportion.

Binghamton Babylon

Documents a volatile and productive moment in the development of film studies.

Klee's Mirror

A philosophical perspective on the relation between Paul Klee’s art and his thought.

How to Escape

Passionate and rollicking personal and intellectual essays by philosopher Crispin Sartwell.

Collecting Objects / Excluding People

Combining aesthetic and political history, explores the influence of Chinese people and objects on American visual culture.