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Mecklenburg, Virginia M. (Virginia McCord) 1946-

Works: 41 works in 136 publications in 3 languages and 6,842 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Catalogs  Comic books, strips, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, zxx, Editor, Adapter, Author of introduction, Arranger
Classifications: N6512.5.E4, 759.13
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Most widely held works by Virginia M Mecklenburg
Metropolitan lives : the Ashcan artists and their New York by Rebecca Zurier( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York at the turn of the century was a city in transition. At the junction of steamship lines from Europe and railroads from the interior, it was the hub of shipping, manufacturing, and corporate activity, as well as the leading port of entry for immigrants. This was the New York of the Ashcan artists. Fascinated with the contrasts and nuances of urban change, George Bellows, William Glackens, Robert Henri, George Luks, Everett Shinn, and John Sloan sought out the human drama of New York's streets - from life in immigrant neighborhoods, backlot football games, boxing matches, and bars to city parks where bums shared space with fashionably dressed young women. If their work contrasted with the genteel subjects typical of art in the 1890s, their subjects were familiar territory to those who turned to contemporary newspaper articles, illustrated magazines, even the vaudeville stage, interpretations of contemporary life. Like journalists, the Ashcan artists captured the breaking trends of their day. This book presents more than 100 paintings, drawings, and prints by the six artists whose earthy, urban subjects led critics to call them the "Ashcan School," along with reproductions of contemporary postcards, sheet music, advertisements, newspaper clippings, and magazine illustrations that show how clearly the artists reflected the current events of their times. The authors discuss the relationship between the artworks and changing social concerns and explain meanings that contemporary viewers understood but that are lost to us today. Robert Snyder examines the complex geographic and social transformations that made New York the symbol of early twentieth-century America. Rebecca Zurier describes the lives of the six artists, tracing the way each forged a distinctive vision that related art to "real life." Together Zurier and Snyder link the work of the Ashcan artists to pressing social concerns of the time - from the changes in urban geography that transformed the nature of neighborhoods and city parks to the changing roles of men and women. Virginia Mecklenburg examines the reactions of Ashcan-era critics to the artists' work and finds a greater degree of acceptance than has often been realized
African American art : Harlem Renaissance, civil rights era, and beyond by Richard J Powell( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A beautifully illustrated survey of African American art of the twentieth century, including many never-before-seen works by the most important artists of the period. African American Art presents a powerful selection of paintings, sculpture, prints, and photographs by forty-three black artists who explored the African American experience of the twentieth century. Embracing many universal themes and also evoking specific aspects of the African American experience such as the African diaspora, jazz, and the power of religion, the artists worked in styles as varied as documentary realism, abstraction, and postmodern assemblage of found objects. Drawn entirely from the Smithsonian American Art Museum's rich collection of African American art, the works include paintings by Benny Andrews, Jacob Lawrence, Thornton Dial Sr., Romare Bearden, Alma Thomas, and Lois Mailou Jones, and photographs by Roy DeCarava, Gordon Parks, Roland Freeman, Marilyn Nance, and James Van Der Zee. More than half of the artworks in the exhibition are being shown for the first time. In Richard Powell's text, his usual keen insights into meaning and metaphor enrich the reader's understanding of the artworks in their historical setting and contemporary culture."--Publisher's website
Edward Hopper : the watercolors by Virginia M Mecklenburg( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Together that summer Hopper and Jo turned their backs on Gloucester Harbor and the forest of easels set up to depict that most popular of scenes. Instead they explored the back streets and outlying areas, discovering and painting the homes of sea captains and immigrant laborers, Coast Guard stations, and lighthouses."
José de Creeft, sculpture and drawings by Adelyn Dohme Breeskin( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wood works : constructions by Robert Indiana by Virginia M Mecklenburg( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John R. Grabach, seventy years an artist by Virginia M Mecklenburg( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Telling stories : Norman Rockwell from the collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg by Virginia M Mecklenburg( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rockwell was a master humorist with an infallible sense of the dramatic moment. His single-image scenarios represented climatic moments that implied prior and succeeding events in ongoing plots. The authors trace Rockwell's career, explores his fascination with Hollywood, and draw parallels between Rockwell's subjects and those of Hollywood directors, including Lucas and Spielberg
Modern masters : American abstraction at midcentury by Smithsonian American Art Museum( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Modern Masters: American Abstraction at Midcentury features more than thirty artists who transformed American art in the years after World War II. More than seventy full-color illustrations present American postwar painting and sculpture in terms of the personal lives of the artists." "Virginia Mecklenburg chronicles the emergence of postwar abstraction, and abstract expressionism in particular, from the mid-1940s through its triumph in the late 1950s. She highlights the dealers - the connecting links between artists, collectors, and the press - as well as major critics, who interpreted the new abstraction for an initially skeptic public. Accounts of museum exhibitions in the United States and abroad detail this complex, sometimes contradictory story from its beginning to the rise of modern art and minimalism in the 1960s."--BOOK JACKET
The Patricia and Phillip Frost collection, American abstraction, 1930-1945 by Virginia M Mecklenburg( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern American realism : the Sara Roby Foundation Collection by Virginia M Mecklenburg( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Across the nation : fine art for Federal buildings, 1972-1979 by National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advancing American art : politics and aesthetics in the State Department exhibition, 1946-48 : essays by Margaret Lynne Ausfeld( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earl Cunningham's America by Earl Cunningham( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This retrospective presents the artist as a folk modernist who used the flat space and brilliant color to create sophisticated compositions with complex meanings about the nature of American life. The exhibition features 50 of the more than 400 canvases Cunningham painted during his life. The exhibition and the fully illustrated catalog trace the story of Cunningham's life and place his work in the context of the folk art revival that brought Edward Hicks, Grandma Moses, Horace Pippin and other folk masters to national attention. Virginia Mecklenburg, senior curator for painting and sculpture, is the curator of the exhibition. Cunningham's imaginary landscapes are marvels of the unexpected and the unlikely: pink flamingos dot the shoreline of the Maine coast; New England cottages sit at the edge of Florida swamps; Viking ships float in harbors with schooners; and Seminole Indians wear feathered headdresses. In this make-believe world, Cunningham presents a nostalgic view of the past in which life is simple and elements of modern life are absent. His fascination with the past was in line with a larger national revival of interest in vernacular culture and American folk art in the 1920s and 1930s. - Publisher
The public as patron : a history of the Treasury Department mural program : illustrated with paintings from the collection of the University of Maryland Art Gallery by Virginia M Mecklenburg( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amerikaanse Abstracte Kunst 1930 - 1945 : De Patricia en Phillip Frost Collectie by Virginia M Mecklenburg( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in Dutch and Afrikaans and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American aesthetic theory, 1908-1917 : issues in conservative and avant-garde thought by Virginia M Mecklenburg( )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Star Wars art : comics( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crosscurrents : modern art from the Sam Rose and Julie Walters collection( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our America : the Latino presence in American art by E. Carmen Ramos( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""On the one hand, the affirmation that Latino art is American art is simply a fact. Latino artists are American by birth, citizenship, residence, education, experience, and even sacrifice-a factor made clear by the large number of Latino artists that have served in the United States armed forces. On the other hand, the statement poses a challenge to the ways in which we traditionally think about what constitutes American art."-E. Carmen RamosIs Latino art an integral part of modern American art? Presenting one hundred major artworks from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Our America seeks to "recalibrate" enduring concepts about American national culture by exploring how one group of artists-those of Latin American descent and heritage-express their relationship to American art, history, and culture.Highlights include an installation altar by Amalia Mesa-Bains, the "recycled" films of Raphael Montañez Ortiz, and a 1960 geometric painting by Carmen Herrera. Other notable artists include Olga Albizu, Melesio "Mel" Casas, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Margarita Cabrera, Enrique Chagoya, Teresita Fernández, Ken Gonzales-Day, Luis Jiménez, Ana Mendieta, Pepón Osorio, Sophie Rivera, Freddy Rodri;guez, and John Valadez, among many others.Author and curator E. Carmen Ramos is the Smithsonian American Art Museum's curator of latino art. She has organized numerous shows, including the fifth biennial at El Museo del Barrio in New York City in 2007.Dr. Tomás Ybarra-Frausto, the "grandfather" of this subject, and formerly associate director for creativity and culture at the Rockefeller Foundation in New York, has written and published extensively on US/latino cultural issues"--
Metropolitan lives : the Ashcan artist and their New York : [National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC, November 17, 1995 - March 17, 1996]( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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MacCord Mecklenburg, Virginia 1946-

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Mecklenburg, Virginia M.

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Mecklenburg, Virginia McCord

Mecklenburg, Virginia McCord 1946-

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Edward Hopper : the watercolorsTelling stories : Norman Rockwell from the collections of George Lucas and Steven SpielbergModern masters : American abstraction at midcenturyEarl Cunningham's AmericaStar Wars art : comicsMetropolitan lives : the Ashcan artist and their New York : [National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC, November 17, 1995 - March 17, 1996]