Awards and Competitions

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2016 Museum Publications Design Competition Winners

Superior execution and ingenuity in the graphic design of museum publications are recognized through the Museum Publications Design Competition, the only national juried competition of its kind. Winners are chosen for their overall design excellence, creativity and ability to express an institution’s personality, mission, or special features. Judges included graphic designers, museum professionals, and/or publishers. First prize winners in the competition will be featured in a special section of the November/December issue of Museum.

The Frances Smyth-Ravenel Prize for Excellence in Publication Design

Barnes Foundation
Philadelphia, PA
Matisse in the Barnes Foundation
Designed by: Pentagram–Abbott Miller and Kim Walker

Exhibition Catalogues

First Prize

The Menil Collection
Houston, TX
Barnett Newman The Late Work, 1965-1970
Designed by: McCall Associates
Budgets More than $750,000

Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota: published in association with University of California Press

Minneapolis, MN
Covered in Time and History-The Films of Ana Mendieta
Designed by:  Matthew Rezac, produced by Lucia|Marquand
Budgets Less than $750,000

Second Prize  

Jewish Museum
New York, NY
As it were…So to speak: A Museum Collection in Dialogue with Barbara Bloom
Designed by:  Project Project/Barbara Bloom
Budgets More than $750,000

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Boston, MA
Hokusai
Designed by:  Susan Marsh
Budgets More than $750,000

Honorable Mention 

Freer|Sackler, The Smithsonian’s Museums of Asian Art
Washington, DC
Sotatsu
Designed By:  Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian
Budgets More than $750,000

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Boston, MA
In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11
Designed by:  Daphne Geismar
Budgets More than $750,000

National Gallery of Art
Washington, DC
The Memory of Time: Contemporary Photographs at the National Gallery of Art
Designed by:  National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Budgets More than $750,000

National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne, VIC Australia
Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei (hardback)
National Gallery of Victoria
Budgets More than $750,000

The Wolfsonian–Florida International University
Miami Beach, FL
Philodendron: From Pan-Latin Exotic to American Modern
Designed by:  Marlene Tosca, Art Director, The Wolfsonian–FIU
Budgets More than $750,000

Davis Museum
Wellesley, MA
Bunny Harvey: Four Decades
Designed by:  Stoltze Design; Dr. Meredith Fluke-Editor
Budgets Less than $750,000

Gregg Museum of Art & Design – North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
Life’s Little Dramas: Puppets, Proxies, and Spirits
Designed by:  Molly Renda, NCSU Libraries
Budgets Less than $750,000

Posters

First Prize

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Washington, DC
“Organic Matters-Women to Watch 2015” and “Super Natural” Exhibition Promotional Posters
Designed by: Tronvig Group
Budgets More than $750,000

Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
Charleston, SC
Groundhog Day Benefit Concert Poster
Designed by: Shuler Graphic Design, Inc.
Budgets Less than $750,000

Second Prize

Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, WA
Disguise Poster
Designed by:  Rush Fay & Natalie Wiseman
Budgets More than $750,000

Honorable Mention

Harry Ransom Center
Austin, TX
Shakespeare in Print and Performance
Designed by:  Creative Services, The University of Texas at Austin
Budgets More than $750,000

Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, WA
Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection Poster
Designed by:  Stephanie Fink
Budgets More than $750,000

Annual Reports

First Prize    

Burchfield Penney Art Center – SUNY Buffalo State
Buffalo, NY
Detail
Designed by: White Bicycle
Budgets More than $750,000

Second Prize     

Virginia Aquarium + Marine Science Center
Virginia Beach, VA
Virginia Aquarium Bright & Bold-Fiscal Year 2015
Designed by: Savannah Kaylor
Budgets More than $750,000

Honorable Mention

Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture
Seattle, WA
In Our Own Words: 2015 Burke Museum Annual Report
Designed by: Asha Hossain Design, Inc.
Budgets More than $750,000

Norton Museum of Art
West Palm Beach, FL
Accomplishments 2014/2015
Designed by:  Hilary Jordan Patriarca
Budgets More than $750,000

Books

First Prize

National Gallery of Art
Washington, DC
The Altering Eye: Photographs from the National Gallery of Art
Designed by: National Gallery of Art, Washington
Budgets More than $750,000

Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac University
Hamden, CT
Famine Folios: Series 2
Designed by: Rachel Foley
Budgets Less than $750,000

Second Prize

American Folk Art Museum
Long Island City, NY
Red and White Quilts: Infinite Variety
Designed by: Emily CM Anderson
Budgets Less than $750,000

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Washington, DC
Art of the Airport Tower
Designed by:  Mine Suda
Budgets More than $750,000

Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
Charleston, SC
Something to Take My Place: The Art of Lonnie Holley
Designed by: Gil Shuler Graphic Design, Inc
Budgets Less than $750,000

Honorable Mention

Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Fort Worth, TX
Charles M. Russell: Watercolors 1887-1926
Designed by:  Lucia|Marquand
Budgets More than $750,000

Getty Publications
Los Angeles, CA
The J. Paul Getty Handbook of the Collection Eighth Edition
Designed by: Jeffrey Cohen, Getty Publications
Budgets More than $750,000

Nevada Museum of Art
Reno, NV
Tahoe: A Visual History
Designed by:  Studio Hinrichs, Kit Hinrichs and Belle Chock
Budgets More than $750,000

Rokeby Museum
Ferrisburg, VT
Farming & Feasting with the Robinsons
Designed by:  Wetherby Design
Budgets Less than $750,000

Newsletters and Calendar of Events

First Prize

Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
Charleston, SC
Spring/Summer 2015 Calendar of Events
Designed by: Karen Ann Myers
Budgets Less than $750,000

Second Prize     

Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia
Athens, GA
Facet
Designed by: The Adsmith
Budgets More than $750,000

Jewish Museum
New York, NY
The Jewish Museum Members’ Newsletter (series of three)
Designed by: Topos Graphics; Brian Anderson and Margot Laborde,
The Jewish Museum
Budgets More than $750,000

Honorable Mention  

Muscarelle Museum of Art – College of William & Mary
Williamsburg, VA
Muscarelle Museum of Art Spring/Summer 15
Designed by:  Erin Moore (A La Carte Designs) and Muscarelle Museum of Art staff
Budgets More than $750,000

The Historic New Orleans Collection
New Orleans, LA
The Historic New Orleans Quarterly
Designed by:  Alison Cody Design
Budgets More than $750,000

Magazines/Scholarly Journals

First Prize 

The Studio Museum in Harlem
New York, NY
Studio
Designed by: Pentagram
Budgets More than $750,000

Second Prize   

Norton Museum of Art
West Palm Beach, FL
Museum Magazine Fall 2015
Designed by: Hilary Jordan Patriarca
Budgets More than $750,000

Honorable Mention

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Chicago, IL
MCA Members’ Magazines
Designed by:  Dylan Fracareta
Budgets More than $750,000

National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne, VIC Australia
Art Journal of the National Gallery of Victoria, edition 54
Designed by:  National Gallery of Victoria
Budgets More than $750,000

Invitations to Events

First Prize

Freer|Sackler, The Smithsonian’s Museums of Asian Art
Washington, DC
Birds of a Feather Gala Save The Date and Invitation
Designed by: Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian
Budgets More than $750,000

Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art
Auburn, Alabama
John Himmelfarb Trucks Invitation
Designed by: Janet Guynn
Budgets More than $750,000

Second Prize

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
Boston, MA
ICA Gala
Designed by: Leila Hayes
Budgets More than $750,000

Norton Museum of Art
West Palm Beach, FL
Norton Museum of Art Gala
Designed by: Hilary Jordan Patriarca
Budgets More than $750,000

Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, WA
Party in the Park Fundraiser Invite
Designed by:  Nina Mettler
Budgets More than $750,000

Honorable Mention

Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Cleveland, OH
Metamorphosis Gala
Designed by:  Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Budgets More than $750,000

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Boston, MA
Invitation to Opening Reception for Carlo Crivelli Exhibition
Designed by:  MOTH Design Studio
Budgets More than $750,000

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Chicago, IL
Benefit Art Auction Invitation
Designed by:  Bryce Wilner
Budgets More than $750,000

Press Kits, Marketing and Public Relations Material

First Prize

Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
Saratoga Springs, NY
A teaching museum is…
Designed by: Linked by Air
Budgets More than $750,000

Second Prize 

Freer|Sackler, The Smithsonian’s Museums of Asian Art 
Washington, DC
Peacock Room REMIX advertising campaign
Designed by:  Nancy Hacskaylo
Budgets More than $750,000

Fundraising and Membership Material

Second Prize

Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, Washington
For the Love of Art (Join) Membership Campaign
Designed by: Nina Mettler
Budgets More than $750,000

Honorable Mention

Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art
Auburn, AL
1072 Society Brochure
Designed by: Janet Guynn
Budgets More than $750,000

Norton Museum of Art
West Palm Beach, FL
The Norton Circle: Upper-level membership materials
Designed by:  Hilary Jordan Patriarca
Budgets More than $750,000

Educational Resources

First Prize 

Savannah College of Art and Design 
Savannah, GA
History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence Curriculum Guide
Designed by: Savannah College of Art and Design
Budgets More than $750,000

Art Museum, University of Saint Joseph  
West Hartford, CT
Family Guide: Pan American Encounters (ENG & SPA)
Designed by: Firebrick Design
Budgets Less than $750,000

Second Prize 

Barnes Foundation
Philadelphia, PA
ArtSee Gallery Kit: Metalwork Mystery
Designed by: Glue + Paper Workshop
Budgets More than $750,000

Honorable Mention    

Bard Graduate Center Gallery
New York, NY
Side to Side and Detail Detectives Gallery Activity Books Fall 2015
Designed by:  Bard Graduate Center – Kate Dewitt and Hue Park
Budgets More than $750,000

Mingei International Museum
San Diego, CA
Made in America Curriculum Guide
Designed by:  Alexis O’Banion
Budgets More than $750,000

Exhibition Collateral Materials

First Prize

Reynolda House Museum of American Art
Winston-Salem, NC
Ansel Adams: Eloquent Light // A Field Guide
Designed by: Device Creative Collaborative
Budgets More than $750,000

Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
Alisa Henriquez: Floaters
Designed by: Kelly Salchow MacArthur
Budgets Less than $750,000

Second Prize

American Folk Art Museum
Long Island City, NY
Folk Art and American Modernism Brochure
Designed by: Kate Johnson
Budgets More than $750,000

Harry Ransom Center

Austin, TX
Shakespeare in Print and Performance
Designed by: Creative Services, The University of Texas at Austin
Budgets More than $750,000

Honorable Mention

Dumbarton Oaks
Washington, DC
75 Years / 75 Objects Rack Cards
Designed by:  Renée Alfonso
Budgets More than $750,000

Mingei International Museum
San Diego, CA
Clues in the Cloth
Designed by:  Alexis O’Banion
Budgets More than $750,000

Peabody Essex Museum
Salem, MA
Strandbeest Exhibition Supplementary Materials
Designed by:  Julie Diewald
Budgets More than $750,000

Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
Charleston, SC
Jiha Moon: Double Welcome, Most Everyone’s Mad Here Exhibition Brochure
Designed by:  Karen Ann Myers
Budgets Less than $750,000

Institutional Materials

First Prize

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago 
Chicago, IL
Institutional Collateral Materials
Designed by: Dylan Fracareta, Mollie Edgar, Matt Tsang, Bryce Wilner
Budgets More than $750,000

Innovations in Print

Getty Publications
Los Angeles, CA
Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography
Designed by: Catherine Lorenz, Getty Publications
Budgets More than $750,000

Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
Saratoga Springs, NY
Everything is Connected
Designed By:  Heavy Meta: Barbara Glauber and Kellie Konapelsky
Budgets More than $750,000

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Chicago, IL
Kathryn Andrews Run for President
Designed by:  Dylan Fracareta
Budgets More than $750,000

Bard Graduate Center Gallery
New York, NY
The Interface Experience: A User’s Guide
Designed by:  Bard Graduate Center – Kate Dewitt, Hue Park
Budgets More than $750,000

Burchfield Penney Art Center – SUNY Buffalo State
Buffalo, NY
Charles E. Burchfield:  A Resounding Roar
Designed by: White Bicycle
Budgets More than $750,000

The Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL
David Adjaye:  Form, Heft, Material
Designed by:  Mode, London
Budgets More than $750,000

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