The Wolfsonian produces a wide variety of award-winning and critically acclaimed publications that explore the role of art and design in shaping the modern world. To peruse or purchase, visit the online shop.
The Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts (DAPA)
Published by The Wolfsonian since 1986, DAPA fosters new scholarship on modern visual and material culture and parallels themes found in the museum’s collection. Subjects covered by DAPA articles include: world’s fairs posters; Farm Security Administration photographs; Works Progress Administration murals; book jackets; and Italian political drawings. Special themed issues have focused on countries (Argentina, Cuba, Brazil, Mexico, Yugoslavia, and Turkey) and topics such as transportation, hotels, illustrated books, and metalwork.
Catalogues + Companion Books
Our catalogues and companion books expand upon our exhibitions with essays and high-quality illustrations. While catalogues follow the curatorial narrative, companion books address related questions or themes that fall outside of an exhibition’s scope or are only briefly touched upon in the galleries.