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Art Resources for Blaffer Art Museum Exhibits

Guide to Blaffer Art Museum Exhibits

Background Knowledge

Culture wars : the struggle to define America / James Davison Hunter

Brush with death : a social history of lead poisoning / Christian Warren.

The Secret Symbols Of The Dollar Bill: A Closer Look At The Hidden Magic And Meaning Of The Money You Use Every Day / David Ovason

Artist Monographs & Writings


Art 21: art in the twenty-first century. Seasons one and two


No zoning : artists engage Houston /

Toby Kamps and Meredith Goldsmith

ART IN REVIEW; Mel Chin, Arlan Huang, Bing Lee.

Spark : how creativity works / Julie Burstein ; foreword by Kurt Andersen.

Living as form : socially engaged art from 1991-2011 / edited by Nato Thompson.

Mel Chin: Rematch / Mel Chin, Miranda Isabel Lash, New Orleans Museaum of Art, Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis, Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston. 

The Funk & Wag from A to Z / Mel Chin, Nick Flynn, Menil Collection. 


Art & Natural Sciences

To life! : eco art in pursuit of a sustainable planet / Linda Weintraub.

Land and environmental art / edited by Jeffrey Kastner ; survey by Brian Wallis

Conversations before the end of time / Suzi Gablik

Art and Social Change: A Critical Reader / Charles Esche

Anatomy Of A Rose: Exploring The Secret Life Of Flowers / Sharman Apt Russell