Museum and Fordham University Publish
Strut: The Peacock and Beauty in Art

The peacock has high visual presence any way you look at it. See the peacock in a lavishly illustrated color catalog and read all about the bird in six lively essays that track its path from the 19th century to today in stories, costumes of the stars (think Elvis), in performance, and in objects for the home and fashion. In a special section, 20 contemporary artists tell why they put the peacock in their artwork. Among them, Landon Nordeman who captured the day a peacock flew away from the Central Park Zoo; Dan Waterston who claims, “The peacock is extremely beautiful but there is a violence to its beauty;” Joyce Kozloff who brought the peacock to a Chicago subway; and Kymara Lonergan who fashioned a peacock feather dress for the mythical Madame Laurent.
Available at the Museum $35.


Exhibition Catalogs available on Amazon and at the Museum Shop

Industrial Sublime:
Modernism and the Transformation of New York's Rivers, 1900-1940
Winfred Rembert:
Amazing Grace
Holly Sears:
Hudson River Explorers
The American Suburb
Dutch New York:
The Roots of Hudson Valley Culture
Elihu Vedder:
Voyage on the Nile
Susan Wides:
The Hudson Valley from Manhatta to Kaaterskill
Got Cow?
Cattle in American Art
Red Grooms: In the Studio and the Bookstore
I WANT Candy: The Sweet Stuff in American Art
Paintbox Leaves
The Panoramic River:
the Hudson and the Thames
Andrew Stevovich:
The Truth about Lola
Whitfield Lovell:
All Things in Time
Pattern and Decoration: An Ideal Vision in American Art
American Dreamers: Reality and Imagination Contemporary Art