Shelburne Museum wins award for Wyeth Vertigo

Andrew Wyeth,  Soaring, 1942-1950, Tempera on Masonite, 48 x 87 inches. Shelburne Museum, ©Andrew Wyeth
Andrew Wyeth, Soaring, 1942-1950, Tempera on Masonite, 48 x 87 inches. Shelburne Museum, ©Andrew Wyeth

The New England Museum Association (NEMA) recently announced that the Shelburne Museum has won an award in the 2014 Publication Awards Competition.

The Shelburne Museum’s entry “Wyeth Vertigo” won Third Place in the Exhibition Catalogues category. The exhibit ran from June 22 to October 31, 2013, in the Webb Gallery. It examined the collective artwork of N.C., Andrew, and Jamie Wyeth, three generations of artists from a family that was incredibly influential in the world of modern American art.

“This award puts the Shelburne Museum in very good company at the top ranks of our region’s institutions,” said NEMA Executive Director Dan Yaeger in announcing the honor. “Graphic communication is vital to connecting a museum with its community, so their success with publications reflects their success in their overall operations as well.”

The competition this year was intense, Yaeger said, with 168 publications from 57 museums entered in 20 different categories. Competition winners will be recognized and exhibited at the 96th Annual NEMA Conference in Boston/Cambridge, Massachusetts November 19-21, 2014.

For more than 90 years, the New England Museum Association has been the only organization in New England serving museums of all sizes and the people who work for and with them. NEMA’s mission is to strengthen member museums as well as museums in the region. To achieve this mission, NEMA fosters communication and ethical conduct, provides professional development, promotes excellence in museum operations, and encourages support for the museum community.

To learn more about the New England Museum Association, go to www.nemanet.org.