DAC’s Catalog Wins Museum Publication Award

From left, Clare Rogan, curator of the Davison Art Center; artist/author Robin Price and Suzy Taraba, university archivist and head of Special Collections and Archives hold samples of the prize-winning catalogue, "Counting on Chance." (Photo by Olivia Drake)

The Davison Art Center’s exhibition catalog, “Counting on Chance: 25 Years of Artists’ Books by Robin Price, Publisher” (DAC 2010) has won third place in the 2011 New England Museum Association Publication Award Competition in the  category “Exhibition Catalogues over $10.”

Counting on Chance features Robin Price's artists' books.

The catalog will be featured in the summer issue of NEMA News.

The catalog was organized by Suzy Taraba, university archivist and head of Special Collections and Archives.  The original exhibition at the DAC was co-curated by Suzy Taraba and Clare Rogan, curator of the DAC.

“We are absolutely delighted by this award,” Rogan says.

First place in this category was awarded to the Portland Museum of Art catalog, “Winslow Homer and the Poetics of Place.”  Second place was the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, “Fresh Ink: Ten Takes on Chinese Tradition.”  Overall, 206 publications were entered from 64 museums in 16 categories.

Funding came from the Friends of the Davison Art Center, the Friends of the Library,  the Lemberg Fund, and an unrestricted bequest of William Manchester.