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September 25, 2017   Digest | Georgia Museum of Art receives three national book…

Georgia Museum of Art receives three national book awards

September 25, 2017

The Georgia Museum of Art has received three national awards for its publications.

The museum's exhibition catalogue for Icon of Modernism: Representing the Brooklyn Bridge, 1883-1950 earned first place in the art category from the Eric Hoffer Book Awards. The book accompanied the exhibition of the same name, on view at the museum Sept. 17-Dec. 11, 2016. The catalogue includes two essays by Sarah Kate Gillespie, the museum's curator of American art, as well contributions by Janice Simon, Meigs Associate Professor of Art History at UGA's Lamar Dodd School of Art; gallerist Meredith Ward; and Kimberly Orcutt, the Andrew W. Mellon Curator of American Art at the Brooklyn Museum. The Eric Hoffer Award for short prose and books was established at the start of the 21st century as a platform to champion freethinking writers and independent books.

The museum's exhibition catalogue Paper in Profile: Mixografia and Taller de Grafica Mexicana received an honorable mention from the Eric Hoffer Book Awards in the art category. Paper in Profile also received an honorable mention from the Art Libraries Society of North America for its George Wittenborn Memorial Book Award. ARLIS/NA does not always list a runner-up for the award, and this is the first time the museum has applied for it. Previous winners include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Yale University Press and the National Gallery of Art.

Paper in Profile, which accompanied the exhibition of the same name in the summer of 2016, features a range of works by 60 different artists who have collaborated with the Mixografia workshop.

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