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Adair, Bill, Letting Go?: Sharing Historical Authority in a User-Friendly World, Pew Center for Arts, & Heritage, 2011

Adams, Don, Creative Communities, Rockefeller, 2001

Alexander, Edward, Museum Masters, AASLH, 1983

Alexander, Edward, Museums in Motion, AASLH, 1986

Altshuler, Bruce, Salon to Biennial: Vol.1, Phaidon Press, 2008

Altshuler, Bruce, Biennials and Beyond: Vo. 2, Phaidon Press, 2013

Arnold, Ken, Medicine Man: The Forgotten Museum of Henry Welcome, British Museum, 2003

Barker, Emma, Contemporary Cultures of Display, Yale University Press, 1999

Berger, Maurice, Museums of Tomorrow, DAP, 2004

Berger, Maurice, White Lies: Race and the Myths of Whiteness, Farrar Straus Giroux, 1999

Berger, Maurice, White: Whiteness and Race in Contemporary Art, Center for Race and Visual Culture, UMBC, 2003

Bishop, Claire, Participation , MIT Press, 2006

Bismark, Beatrice von, Cultures of the Curatorial, Sternberg Press, 2012

Bitgood, Stephen, Attention and Value: Keys to Understanding Museum Visitors, Left Cost Press, 2013

Blegad, Peter, The Phantom Museum, Profile, 2003

Booth, Eric, The Everyday Work of Art, iUniverse, 2001

Burcaw, G., Introduction to Museum Work, AASLH, 1996

Carrier, David, Museum Skepticism: A History of the Display of Art in Public Places, Duke University Press, 2006

Cialdini, Robert, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Harper Business, 2006

Danzinger, Danny, Museum: Behind the Scenes at the Met, Penguin, 2007

Design for Accessibility: A Cultural Administrator’s Handbook

Dietz, Sarah, Open Field: Conversations in the Commons, Walker Art Center, 2012

Dion, Mark, An Archeology of Knowledge, Johns Hopkins, 2012

Dodd, Rethinking Disability Representation, University of Leicester, 2007

Duncan, Carol, Civilizing Rituals: Inside Public Art Museums, Routledge, 1995

Ferguson, Bruce, Thinking about Exhibitions, Routledge, 1996

Fischer, Barbara, Raising Frankenstein: Curatorial Education and its Discontents, Walther Konig, 2011

Finkelpearl, Tom, Dialogues in Public Art, MIT Press, 2001

Finkelpearl, Tom, What We Made: Conversations on Art and Social Cooperation, Duke University Press, 2013

Freire, Paulo, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Continuum, 1970

Gombrich, E.H., Art and Illusion, Princeton University Press, 2000

Goodman, Nelson, Languages of Art, Hackett Pub, 1976

Graham, Beryl, Rethinking Curating, MIT, 2010

Harper, Glenn, Artists Reclaim the Commons, ISC Press, 2013

Helguera, Pablo, Education for Socially Engaged Art, Jorge Pinto Books, 2011

Helguera, Pablo, Art Scenes, The Social Scripts of the Art World, Jorge Pinto , 2012

Hopkins, David, After Modern Art 1945-2000, Oxford Univ Press, 2000

Houtgraff, Dirk, Mastering Museum a Plan: Strategies for Exhibit Development, AltaMira Press, 2008

Irish, Sharon, Suzanne Lacy: Spaces Between, Univ of Minn Press, 2010

Jackson, Shannon, Social Works: Performing Art, Supporting Publics, Routledge, 2011

Jacob, Mary Jane, Chicago Makes Modern: How Creative Minds Changed Society, University of Chicago Press, 2012

Jacob, Mary Jane, Conversations at the Castle, MIT, 1998

Jacob, Mary Jane, Culture in Action: A Public Art Program in Chicago, Bay PR, 1995

Jacob, Mary Jane, Grain of Emptiness: Buddhism-Inspired Contemporary Art, Rubin Museum of Art, 2010

Jacob, Mary Jane, Places with a Past, Rizzoli, 1991

Jones, Kellie, EyeMinded: Living and Writing Contemporary Art, Duke Univ Press, 2011

Karp, Ivan, Museums and Communities, Smithsonian, 1992

Katz, Jonathan, Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, Smithsonian Press, 2010

Kester, Grant, Engagement Party: Social Practice at MOCA 2008-12, 2013

Kwon, Kwon, One Place after Another, MIT Press, 2004

King-Hammond, Leslie, Global Africa Project, Prestel USA, 2010

Lacy, Suzanne, Mapping the Terrain: New Genre Public Art, Bay Press, 1994

Lord, Barry, Manual of Museum Exhibitions, Altamira, 2002

Lehrer, Warren, Crossing the BLVD: Strangers, Neighbors, Aliens in a New America, W.W. Norton, 2003

Lippard, Lucy, The Lore of the Local: Senses of Place in a Multicentered Society, New Press, 1998

Lorenc, What is Exhibit Design, RotoVision, 2007

Lupton, Ellen, Now in Production, Walker Art Center, 2101

Macdonald, Sharon, A Companion to Museum Studies, Blackwell Pub, 2006

Marincola, Paula, Pigeons on the Grass Alas: Contemporary Curators Talk about the Field, Pew Center for the Arts, 2013

McCellan, Andrew, The Art Museum from Boulee to Bilbao, Univ of Cal, 2008

McLean, Kathleen, The Convivial Museum, Association of Science-Technology Centers, 2010

McLean, Kathleen, Visitor Voices in Museum Exhibitions, Association of Science Centers, 2007

Newhouse, Victoria, Art and the Power of Placement, Monacelli Press, 2005

O’Dougherty, Brian, Inside the White Cube: The Ideology of the Gallery Space, University of California Press, 2000

Obrist, Hans Ulrich, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Curating, Sternberg Press, 2011

Obrist, Hans Ulrich, A Brief History of Curating, Documents, 2008

O’Neill, Paul, Curating Subjects, Open Edition, 2007

O’Neill, Paul, Curating and the Educational Turn, 2010

Rader, Dean, Engaged Resistance: American Indian Art, Literature and Film from Alcatraz to the NMAI, Univ of Texas Press, 2011

Putnam, James, Art and Artifacts, Thames & Hudson, 2009 edition

Rand, Stephen, Cautionary Tales: Critical Curating, Apexart, 2011

Read, B., The Producers: Contemporary Curators in Conversation, University of Newcastle, 2002

Rotterdam Dialogues, The Critics, The Curators, The Artists, Witte de With, 2010

Sandell, Richard, Museums, Prejudice and the Reframing of Difference, Routledge, 2007

Serrell, Beverly, Exhibit Labels: An Interpretive Approach, AltaMira Press, 1996

Simon, Nina, The Participatory Museum, 2010

Smith, Terry, Thinking Contemporary Curating, Independent Curators International, 2012

Thea, Carolee, On Curating, DAP, 2009

Thompson, Nato, Living as Form: Socially Engaged Art from 1991-2011, MIT Press, 2012

Thorton, Sarah, Seven Days in the Art World, W.W. Norton, 2008

Ury, William, Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement without Giving in, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1992

Vikan, Gary, From the Holy Land to Graceland, AAM Press, 2012

Wallach, Alan, Exhibiting Contradictions, Univ of Mass, 1998

Walker, Andrew, Terminal 5, Lukas & Sternberg, 2004

Weil, Stephen, A Cabinet of Curiosities, Smithsonian, 1995

Workshorse, We Own the Night: The Art of the Underbelly Project, Rizzoli, 2012


Abrams, Harry N., Workspheres: Design and contemporary work styles, New York, NY, Museum of Modern Art, 2001

Burcaw, Ellis G., Introduction to museum work, Walnut Creek, CA, AltaMira Press, 1997

Dernie, David, Exhibition Design, New York, NY, W.W Norton, 2006

Din, Herminia, Hecht, Phyllis, The Digital Museum: A Think Guide, Washington DC, American Association of Museums, 2007

Harding, Anna, Curating: The Contemporary Art Museum and Beyond, London: Academiy Group, 1997

Hoffman, Jens, The Next Documents Should Be Curated by an Artist, Frankfurt, Revolver, Archiv fur aktuelle kunst, New York, Platform, Garanti Contemporary Art Center, 2004

Houtgraff, Dirk, Mastering a Museum Plan: Strategies for Exhibit Development, Leiden, Naturalis, AltaMira Press, 2008

Kuoni, Carin, Words of Wisdom: A Curator's Vade Mecum on Contemporary Art, N.Y.

Lang, Caroline, Reeve, John, Woollard, Vicky, The Responsive Museum: Working with Audiences in the Twenty-First Century, Aldershot, England, Burlington VT, Ashgate, 2006

Macdonald, Sharon and Basu, Paul, Exhibition Experiments, Malden, MA, Blackwell Pub., 2007

Marstine, Janet, New Museum Theory and Practice, Malden, MA, Blackwell, 2006

McCellan, Andrew, Art and Its Publics: Museum Studies at the Millennium, Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub., 2003

Muller, Hans-Joachim, Harald Szeeman: Exhibition Maker, Ostfildern-Ruit: Hatje Cantz, Maidstone, Amalgamated Book Services, 2006

Paul, Christiane, New Media in the White Cube and Beyond: Curatorial Models for Digital Art, Berkeley, University of California Press, 2008

Rugg, Judith and Sedgwick, Michele, Issues in Curating Contemporary Art and Performance, Intellect, 2007

Serell, Beverly, Judging Exhibitions: A Framework for Assessing Excellence, Walnut Creek, CA, 2006

Thea, Carolee, Foci: Interviews With Ten International Curators, New York, NY, Apex Art Curatorial Program, 2001

Townsend, Melanie, Beyond the Box: Diverging Curatorial Practices, Banff, AB: Banff Centre Press, 2003

Weil, Stephen E., Rethinking the Museum and Other Mediations, Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1990


Art Journal




The Exhibitionist (NAME)


Journal of Curatorial Studies

Manifesta Journal of Contemporary Curating


Museums and Social Issues

NKA: Journal of Contemporary African Art

Public Art Review

Studio Museum