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Boehme, Sarah E. The Stark Museum. Journal of the West XXII, no.1 (1983): 69-73. This article highlights the collections of western art and artists upon which the Museum was established in 1978. Includes photographs. Boehme is the Museum’s director. Boehme, Sarah E. The Stark Collection. Southwest Art 9, no. 12 (1980): 132-139. This article discusses the incomparable art collection developed through a love of nature and the west by H.J. Stark and his wife Nelda C. Stark. Includes photographs. Boehme is the Museum’s director. Fitzgerald, William R. On the Threshold of a Dream. Southampton, ON: Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre, 2005. Exhibition catalog places Paul Kane’s 1845 visit to Saugeen Ojibwa Territory, Canada in the context of the era. Includes 17 works from the Stark Museum of Art collection and a recommended reading list. Garrigan, John. Southwestern Weaving from the Collection of the Stark Museum of Art. Orange, TX: Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, 1981. Exhibition catalog exploring of the Native American tradition of weaving through examples in the Stark Collection. Includes selected bibliography. Heltunen, Vicki L. A Mirror Unto Nature: The Printed Art of Natural History. Orange, TX: Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, 1983. Exhibition catalog exploring the botanical and ornithological illustrated arts of John James Audubon, Mark Catesby, Pieter Casteels, Leonhart Fuchs, and others. Includes selected bibliography. Heltunen, Vicki L. Color, Pattern & Plane: E. Martin Hennings in Taos. Orange, TX: Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, 1986. Exhibition catalog reviewing a career that spanned five decades. Explores the inspiration Earnest Martin Hennings found in the landscape and people of the Taos region. Includes photographs, chronology and selected bibliography. Hunt, David C. with Kaylin H. Weber and Emily Ballew Neff. Bierstadt to O’Keeffe: Highlights from the Stark Museum of Art: October 28, 2006 – April 23, 2007. Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2006. An exhibition catalog celebrating the institutional partnership between the Stark Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Introduction by Peter Marzio. Exhibition featured 52 works of art, including paintings, woodcuts, bronze sculptures and illustrated manuscripts. Includes illustrated exhibition checklist. Hunt is a former director of the Stark Museum of Art. Hunt, David C. with Richard Hunter. The Stark Museum. American Art Review XIII, no. 6 (2001): 210-221. This article discusses the breadth of the museum’s collection and the story of its founder’s interest in art. Hunt, David C. Stark Museum of Art: A Guide to the Galleries. Orange, TX: Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, 1998. Published on the occasion of the museum’s 20th anniversary this guide features highlights of the Stark Museum’s art collections, including paintings, sculptures, engravings, and textiles. Hunt, David C. Stark Museum of Art: Taos Portfolio. Orange, TX: Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, 2001. Catalog featuring the works of artists who established an artistic colony in Taos, NM in the early twentieth century. Artists include Bert Geer Phillips, Ernest Leonard Blumenschein, Joseph Henry Sharp, Eanger Irving Couse, William Herbert Dunton and others. MacLaren, I.S. ed. Journal of Paul Kane’s Western Travels 1846-1848. [transcription] Special Issue Journal of American Art XXI, no. 2 (1989): 23 – 62. The artist’s own account of his two years of travel along the northern fur-trade route, reproduced as exactly as possible. The journal was transcribed by MacLaren from the original in the Stark Museum of Art collection. Paul Kane, Journal kept on his 1846-48 journey. 11.85/5. Porter, Dean A. Fechin: A Taos Homecoming: December 23, 2006 – August 26, 2007. Taos: Taos Art Museum & Fechin House, 2006. Exhibition catalog celebrating the 125th anniversary of the birth of the Russian born artist. Sixteen works from the Stark Museum of Art collection are featured, including one wood sculpture. Porter, Dean A. Nelda and Lutcher Stark. In Taos Artists and Their Patrons, 1898-1950, by Dean A. Porter, Teresa Hayes Ebie, Suzan Campbell et.al, 129-141. Notre Dame, IN: Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, 1999. Examines how Nelda and Lutcher Stark built relationships with artists as they built the collection destined for the Stark Museum of Art. Schimmel, Julie. The Art and Life of W. Herbert Dunton, 1878-1936. Austin: University of Texas Press for the Stark Museum of Art, 1984. Documents the artist’s life as student, commercial artist, and cowboy artist among the Taos Society of Artists. Includes selected bibliography and catalogue of all known works. Schimmel is a former curator of the Stark Museum of Art. Schimmel, Julie. Stark Museum of Art: The Western Collection 1978. Orange,TX: Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, 1978. Catalog of the Stark Museum’s Western Art collection at the time of its opening in 1978 including engravings, sculptures, and paintings. Includes catalog entries on each work of art, brief biographies on 70 artists, an introductory essay and selected bibliography. Artists include members of The Taos Society of Artists, John James Audubon, Nicolai Fechin, Paul Kane, Frederic Remington, Charles Marion Russell and others. Stark Museum of Art. The American and British Birds of Dorothy Doughty. Orange, TX: Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation and the StarkMuseum of Art, 1978. Collection catalog detailing the works of England’s ceramic modeller, Dorothy Doughty. The Stark’s collection is a complete set of both the American and British bird series by Doughty. The text notes the artist’s evolution from an untrained modeller to a creator of fine works. Includes catalog entry on each work of art. Steuben Glass Collection, The. Orange, TX: Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation and the Stark Museum of Art, 1978. Collection catalog highlighting scenes of Americana as etched in the Steuben Crystal bowls and the history of the glass company itself. The Stark collection is the only known complete set of the series, The United States in Crystal. Includes catalog entry on each work of art. The United States in Crystal. 41.8/1. Tyler, Ron. Nature’s Classics: John James Audubon’s Birds and Animals. Orange, TX: Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, 1992. Collection catalog identifying over 200 Audubon related objects includingthe rare five volume set of Birds of America, first edition copies of all John James and John Woodhouse Audubon publications and nearly 100 family letters. Includes selected bibliography. Weaver, Bobby D. First Artistic Traditions: The Native American Collection of the Stark Museum of Art. Orange, TX: Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, 1990. Catalog of the Native American collection of the Stark Museum of Art featuring basketry, textiles, clothing, jewelry and pottery. Objects are from cultures ranging across America including the northwest coast, southwest and eastern woodlands. Wrenn, Jim and Joan Wrenn. Bowling Them Over: The Institute and the Americana Series. Pts. 1 and 2. Uncommon Sense 122 (Summer 2006): 18-24; 123 (Winter 2006): 33-36. This article explores the collaboration of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture and Steuben Glass on a project resulting in the United States in Crystal, of which the only known complete set resides in the Stark Museum of Art. The United States in Crystal. 41.8/1.
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