The Guggenheim released a bunch of free books on the internet and ofc not many centered around artists of color but here are some that I got for myself and you might find interesting too. Note that these were released decades ago so the language in them might be outdated and or problematic but the images and artists in them might be of value.
“This catalogue accompanies the exhibition A Century in Crisis: Modernity and Tradition in the Art of Twentieth-Century China, which was presented at the Guggenheim Museum SoHo (now closed) in 1998, and organized by scholars of modern Chinese art (Julia F. Andrews and Kuiya Shen). The exhibition was organized into four interconnected sections: Innovations in Chinese Painting, 1859–1950; The Modernist Generations, 1920–1950; Art for New China, 1950–1980; and Transformations of Tradition, 1980 to the Present. The essays trace the development of Chinese art throughout the turbulent decades of the twentieth-century, a period marked by great social upheavals and a struggle between modernity and tradition. The exhibition catalogue includes reproductions from traditional scroll paintings to literati paintings, woodcut prints, and social realist paintings of the Cultural Revolution.”
“This catalogue constitutes a selective survey jointly presented by the Japan Art Festival Association and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. The introduction, written by Edward F. Fry, raises issues surrounding the “Westernization” of Japanese culture since 1945, delineates the quintessential attributes of Japanese art practice, and elaborates on the artistic processes of the featured artists. The artworks are divided into three separate sections based on medium and each artist is represented by images of their work, a short exhibition history, and brief biographical information.”
“In the summer and fall of 1964, former Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Thomas M. Messer embarked upon two trips to Latin America in pursuit of discovering the most significant contemporary Latin American painters and paintings. As a result, the exhibition The Emergent Decade: Latin American Painters and Painting in the 1960’s presented the work of numerous artists from over eight Latin American countries to an American audience. The accompanying catalogue features correspondence between Messer and several of the artists in the exhibition. These letters, exclusively related to their artistic practice and theory, reveal the personal relationship between Messer and the artists, as well as his dedication to bringing recognition to the contemporary art of Latin America. Essays by Messer cover art and Latin America, and photographer Cornell Capa contributes intimate photo essays and profiles of featured artists. Also included are selected biographies and a bibliography.”