Upcoming Reads

Road to Midnight

Jessica Ingram | $35
In “Road Through Midnight,” the result of nearly a decade of research and fieldwork, Ingram unlocks powerful and complex histories to reframe these commonplace landscapes as sites of both remembrance and resistance and transforms the way we regard both what has happened and what’s happening now—as the fight for civil rights goes on and memorialization has become the literal subject of contested cultural and societal ground.  Available February 2020

The Obama Portraits

The Obama Portraits

Taína Caragol, Dorothy Moss,
Richard Powell, Kim Sajet  | $24.95

An inspiring history of the creation and impact of the Obama portraits, this fascinating book speaks to the power of art — especially portraiture — to bring people together and promote cultural change. Kehinde Wiley’s portrait of President Obama and Amy Sherald’s portrait of the former first lady have inspired unprecedented responses from the public, and attendance at the museum has more than doubled as visitors travel from near and far to view these larger-than-life paintings.

Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration

Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration

Nicole Fleetwood | $39.95
Based on interviews with current and former incarcerated artists, prison visits, and the author’s own family experiences with the penal system, “Marking Time” shows how the imprisoned turn ordinary objects into elaborate works of art. Working with meager supplies and in the harshest conditions ― including solitary confinement―these artists find ways to resist the brutality and depravity that prisons engender. The impact of their art, Fleetwood observes, can be felt far beyond prison walls. Their bold works, many of which are being published for the first time in this volume, have opened new possibilities in American art. It is “A powerful document of the inner lives and creative visions of men and women rendered invisible by America’s prison system.”