For more than 20 years, Worldwide Books has proudly sponsored two annual research awards for the ARLIS/NA membership. This year's awards were presented at the ARLIS/NA conference in New Orleans.
We would like to congratulate Robert Craig Bunch, the author of The Art of Found Objects: Interviews with Texas Artists (Joe and Betty Moore Texas Art Series, Volume 17; Texas A&M University Press, College Station, 2016), who won the 2017 Worldwide Books Award for Publications. (see Worldwide 174617)

Congratulations also to the five winners of the 2017 Worldwide Books Award for Electronic Resources, Jennifer Wormser, Elsa Loftis, Sue Maberry, Lauren MacDonald, and Tony White, for their Information Literacy with Elsa Loftis, an online tutorial on
We would like to thank the ARLIS/NA Research Awards Committee for carefully reviewing the nominations and for selecting the winners. 



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New Titles 


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Recent Exhibitions

The Musee du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac in Paris examined the role played by art in the quest for equality and the affirmation of black identity in segregated America. Spanning the period from the end of the Civil War to the present, the exhibition presented paintings, sculptures, photographs, films and other works testifying to the creative wealth of African American protest. (Worldwide 37565 )

To mark the 125th anniversary of the birth of German painter Otto Dix (1891-1969), the Musee Unterlinden in Colmar dedicated an exhibition of more than 100 works to Dix and the 16th-century Issenheim Altarpiece, which was a source of inspiration for the artist throughout his career. (Worldwide 37611)

The encounter of the Kongo peoples of Central Africa with Christian religion and art has given rise to an extraordinary production of cross-cultural objects. More than 100 African art works inspired by Christian iconography were recently on display at the Musee du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac in Paris, including crucifixes, sculptures, pendants, engravings and drawings. (Worldwide 37593)

The Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento is currently showing an exhibition organized by the Johnson Museum of Art in Ithaca that focuses on Japan's place in major international exhibitions held in the Americas from 1876 onward. Carefully selected groups of paintings, prints, decorative arts and sculptures explore the role of art and design in cultural exchanges between Japan and the United States. (Worldwide 37588)

Museum Publications

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill organized an exhibition featuring Jane Freilicher and Jane Wilson, two notable American artists who abandoned the Abstract Expressionism of the 1950s New York art scene to fundamentally reinvent traditional landscape and still-life painting. (Worldwide 37623)
Drawing from its own holdings and the collections of other American and European institutions, The Historic New Orleans Collection's exhibition titled "Garden Legacy" showcased period maps and prints that illuminate the ways in which French settlers in New Orleans adapted garden prototypes from the era of Louis XIV to the abundant plant life and smaller-scale gardens of colonial Louisiana. (Worldwide 83342)
Exhibiting a group of rarely seen images by acclaimed American photographer Francesca Woodman (1958-1981), the Marion Goodman Gallery presented examples of the artist's "fashion" photography--a continuation of her exploration of the female form that emulates the styles of such Vogue photographers as Guy Bourdin, Helmut Newton and Deborah Turbeville. (Worldwide 83060)

Fukuoka Asian Triennale

Worldwide is pleased to announce that we have received stock of the catalogue of the 5th Fukuoka Asian Triennale, held in 2014.
The Triennale is an exhibition of contemporary Asian art presented every three years by the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, and showcases works in a wide range of media. The 2014 edition featured a special focus on Mongolian painting. 
Most of the copies have been scheduled for our approval-plan subscribers, but a few additional copies are available. Orders should be placed promptly, as supplies are very limited!

THE 5TH FUKUOKA ASIAN ART TRIENNALE 2014. {Cover title: The 5th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale 2014: The Complete Document -- Panorama of the Nextworld: Breaking out into the Future.} 
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, 2015. 
192 pp. with 279 ills. (273 col.). 30 x 23 cm. 
ISBN 9784990798512 
Bilingual in Japanese and English. 
Plans: 69,02,03,20,21,55 
Worldwide Number: 37603 
Paperbound $55.00

Also available:


THE 4TH FUKUOKA ASIAN ART TRIENNALE 2009. {Cover title: The 4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale 2009: Live and Let Live -- Creators of Tomorrow.} 
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, 2009. 
224 pp. with 302 ills. (282 col.) and 167 reference ills. (124 col.). 30 x 23 cm. 
Bilingual in Japanese and English. 
Worldwide Number: 34182 
Paperbound $75.00 

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