Horace Champagne (2013)
Celebration of one of Canada’s finest artists in the medium of pastel. Full exhibition history.
Laura Muntz Lyall: Impressions of Women and Childhood (2012)
In-depth look at artist’s life and work in which Murray captures the nuance and sophistication of the artist’s oeuvre. Full exhibition history.
The Art of Florence Vale (2010)
Analysis of the career of an artist who cast herself as a Surrealist and was sometimes “X-rated.” Full exhibition history. Show at the Art Gallery of Peel in Brampton, 2013.
Michael Adamson Paintings (2008): Open Country (2008)
A fresh and imaginative interpretation of a series and paintings of contemporary painter Michael Adamson. Full exhibition history.
McMichael Canadian Art Collection: One Hundred Masterworks (2006)
Selection of one hundred “Masterworks” to celebrate the Fortieth Anniversary of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, accompanied by an essay on each and an essay on Robert and Signe McMichael.
The Birth of the Modern: Post-Impressionism in Canadian Art, c. 1900-1920 (2001)
This book catalogue surveyed Canadian responses to Post-Impressionism and discussed vital links between Canadian art and modernism in both Europe and the United States.
Canadian Art in the Twentieth Century (1999)
A stylish and sure-footed survey of Canadian art as it moved through our century.
Home Truths: A Celebration of Family Life by Canada’s Best-Loved Painters (1997)
Engaging text affords an insight into 130 works of Canadian art to glimpse what it really means to be Canadian.
Confessions of a Curator: Adventures in Canadian Art (1996)
Witty and compelling defence of the art field in Canada.
The Best Contemporary Canadian Art (1987)
Murray selected one hundred “living and great” Canadian artists, as well as writing a thoughtful introductory essay and editing the artists’s entries re their most important works.
Daffodils in Winter: The Life and Letters of Pegi Nicol MacLeod (1984)
Publication of letters of the artist with an introductory essay placing her in her times and milieu in Canada.
The last buffalo: the story of Frederick Arthur Verner, painter of the Canadian West (1984)
Vivid and detailed account of the artist’s life against the background of his most important paintings. Full North American exhibition history.
Kurelek, William; Murray, Joan; Gallery, Robert McLaughlin (1983), Kurelek’s vision of Canada, Hurtig
Biographical essay about William Kurelek’s landscape painting which illuminate what it means to be Canadian.
Letters home, 1859-1906: the letters of William Blair Bruce (1982)
Publication of letters of the artist with an introductory essay placing him in the context of his times and milieu in Canada, and abroad. Similar in format to Daffodils in Winter: The Life and Letters of Pegi Nicol Macleod. Exhibition history.