Radiant With Color & Art was co-curated by Lauren B. Hewes and Laura Wasowicz of the American Antiquarian Society and was exhibited at the Grolier Club, New York from December 6, 2017 to February 3, 2018.
The accompanying exhibition catalog Radiant with Color & Art: McLoughlin Brothers and the business of picture books, 1858-1920 contains essays by Laura Wasowicz and Justin Schiller, and contains entries for all 205 items included in the Grolier Club exhibition. The catalog won the 2018 Ewell L. Newman book award for enhancing the appreciation and study of prints.
For a brief history of the McLoughlin Brothers firm, with links to AAS's collection of McLoughlin catalogs and the inventories of the collections acquired by Henry H. Hosmer, and those acquired in 1997, click here.
The Grolier Club exhibition was made possible by generous support from the following:
CHAViC, the Center for Historic American Visual Culture
Jay T. and Deborah Last
Ellen A. Michelson
Justin G. Schiller
Linda F. and Julian L. Lapides
Nancy H. and Randall Burkett
Richard W. Cheek
George K. Fox
The tenth anniversary of the Society's Adopt-A-Book event in April, 2017, was dedicated to raising funds for the exhibition. Dozens of "adopters" raised more than $10,000.
This online exhibition was made possible by generous support from CHAViC, and was built by Christine Graham-Ward, 2018.