Publications

The McMullen Museum’s publications, edited by curators and published by the Museum, are integral components of its exhibition program. Books are available for purchase in the Museum’s Atrium Shop and online via the links below as well as through th Boston College Bookstore.

E-Books: The McMullen Museum is pleased to offer electronic editions of many of our older catalogues on the Internet Archive.

Beyond Words

Rafael Soriano: The Artist as Mystic | El artista como místico
This volume’s bilingual essays contain the most comprehensive exploration of Rafael Soriano’s œuvre to date, deftly taking the idea of exile and struggle so prominent in the artist’s work and framing it within important questions of transcendence and spirituality.

Beyond Words Beyond Words: Illuminated Manuscripts in Boston Collections
Of broad appeal to scholars and amateur enthusiasts alike, Beyond Words provides a sweeping overview of the history of the book in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, as well as a guide to its production, illumination, functions, and readership.
Arts and Crafts Movement The Arts and Crafts Movement: Making It Irish
Celebrating the centenary of one of Ireland’s major twentieth-century Arts and Crafts achievements, the Honan Chapel in Cork City, consecrated in 1916 in a period of tumultuous political change.
La Farge John La Farge and the Recovery of the Sacred
Examining for the first time from an interdisciplinary perspective La Farge’s lifelong efforts to visualize the sacred. Demonstrating how the artist’s quest was manifest in representations of religious figures, nature, and still life as well as in stunningly imaginative book illustrations of romantic fantasy.
Roman in the Provinces Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire
Presenting new ways of thinking about the concept of “being Roman” with essays by leading classical scholars and historians on how aspects of Roman religion, military, architecture, coinage, were reflected in expressions of provincial Romans’ self-identity.
Wifredo Lam Wifredo Lam: Imagining New Worlds
Examining Cuban surrealist Wifredo Lam as a global figure whose work blurred boundaries among the most significant artistic movements of the twentieth century, contributions from art historical, theological, and philosophical perspectives emplace Lam as one of the most preeminent artists of his time.
Courbet Courbet: Mapping Realism
With French realist Gustave Courbet’s works as centerpiece, Mapping Realism traces the artist’s profound influences on his contemporaries from both sides of the Atlantic with essays by Belgian and American art historians.
Portugal, Jesuits, Japan Portugal, Jesuits, and Japan: Spiritual Beliefs and Earthly Goods
Exploring the interactions between Portuguese merchants, Jesuits, and the Japanese in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the essays in this volume, by noted interdisciplinary scholars, create a comprehensive study of international relations during the period on political, cultural, and spiritual levels.
Paul Klee Paul Klee: Philosophical Vision; From Nature to Art
Featuring contributions by international scholars and philosophers and a new translation of Klee’s lecture “On Modern Art,” Paul Klee not only reveals the man himself as a thinker and artist, but also creates a larger paradigm for how philosophical ideas shape art, and vice versa.
Rural Ireland: The Inside Story Rural Ireland: The Inside Story
Historians, curators, folklorists, and literary critics examine paintings of and artifacts from Ireland’s rural homes from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, illuminating the power of physical objects to offer deeper understanding of their owners’ lives.
The Pamphilj and the Arts The Pamphilj and the Arts: Patronage and Consumption in Baroque Rome
Presenting the proceedings a conference at Boston College, this volume considers the life, character, and influential role of Cardinal Benedetto Pamphilj in shaping the visual arts, music, and literature of late baroque Rome from his elevation as cardinal in 1681 to his death in 1730.
Dura-Europos: Crossroads of Antiquity Dura-Europos: Crossroads of Antiquity
First Hand First Hand: Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection


Mystic Masque Mystic Masque: Semblance and Reality in Georges Rouault


Pollock Matters Pollock Matters


New Key A New Key: Modern Belgian Art from the Simon Collection
Cosmophilia Cosmophilia: Islamic Art from the David Collection, Copenhagen
Secular Sacred Secular/Sacred: 11th-16th Century Works from the Boston Public Library and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Dorothy Cross GONE: Site-Specific Works by Dorothy Cross

E-Book available from the Internet Archive

Refigured Refigured

Westlake Sarah Westlake: Drawing ↔ Sculpture
Roberto Matta Matta: Making the Invisible Visible

E-Book available from the Internet Archive

Common Ground Common Ground: Photographers on the Street


Eire Land Éire/Land

E-Book available from the Internet Archive

Cowboys, Indians, and the Big Picture Cowboys, Indians, and the Big Picture

E-Book available from the Internet Archive

Edvard MunchEdvard Munch: Psyche, Symbol and Expression

E-Book available from the Internet Archive

Saints and SinnersSaints and Sinners: Caravaggio and the Baroque Image

E-Book available from the Internet Archive

In a Perfect World In a Perfect World: Bermuda in the Context of American Landscape Painting
 
Fragmented DevotionFragmented Devotion: Medieval Objects from the Schnutgen Museum, Cologne

E-Book available from the Internet Archive


Re/Dressing CathleenRe/Dressing Cathleen: Contemporary Works from Irish Women Artists

E-Book available from the Internet Archive

Original VisionsOriginal Visions: Shifting the Paradigm, Women's Art, 1970-1996



J.M.W. Turner
J.M.W. Turner and the Romantic Vision of the Holy Land and the Bible
America's EyeAmerica's Eye: Irish Paintings from the Collection of Brian P. Burns

E-Book available from the Internet Archive

Protection, Power and DisplayProtection, Power and Display: Shields from Island Southeast Asia and Melanesia


Memory and the Middle AgesMemory and the Middle Ages

E-Book available from the Internet Archive

Artists and WritersArtists and Writers: Sculpture by Michael de Lisio
Jack TworkovJack Tworkov: 1935-1982

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