Great and Good Friends:
Historic Gifts between the Kingdom of Thailand and the United States of America, 1818-2018
Catalog and Gallery Guide for the Exhibition
Published in 2018 by the Embassy of the United States in Bangkok.
Merrion & Smith were authors of both the catalog and gallery guide for the "Great and Good Friends" exhibition. The fully-illustrated catalog features a more expansive discussion of the history of U.S.-Thai relations through the lens of official gift exchange. The gallery guide is a condensed treatment of the subject intended as a souvenir for visitors to the exhibition.
Undiscovered Art from the Korean War:
Explorations in the Collection of Chester and Wanda Chang
Published in 2014 by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
This collection study, produced in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice, features art and artifacts from the Korean War period (1950-1953). Exploring works by famous artists such as Lee Jung-seop (1916-1956) and Byeon Kwan-sik (1899-1976), as well as ephemera and souvenirs unique to the period, this publication celebrates the vitality of Korea's art traditions and the ingenuity of its artists in the face of war. Co-authored by Trevor Merrion, along with Paul Michael Taylor, Jasper Waugh-Quasebarth, and Robert Pontsioen.
Turkmenistan: Arts from the Land of Magtymguly
Published in 2013 by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
This fully-illustrated publication explores the collections of the State Cultural Center of Turkmenistan and the Fine Arts Museum of Turkmenistan, featuring chapters on traditional textiles, jewelry, music, and poetry - as well as contemporary paintings and weavings. Through the chapters, the authors trace how the art traditions of the historically nomadic Turkmen informed artists in the twentieth century. Co-authored by Trevor Merrion and William Bradford Smith, along with Paul Michael Taylor and Jasper Waugh-Quasebarth.