Table of Contents
- Editor's Letter
Public Art Fund curator/director Nicholas Baume tells Chris Chang what's on his mind.
Mexican-born painter Aliza Nisenbaum has recently produced a quietly unsettling series of small, incisive portraits of U.S. immigrants.
Here Comes the Sun
When Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) went "live" in the courtyard at New York's Lincoln Center on Oct. 2, viewers gasped.
L.A. artist Andrea Bowers reflects on several feminist peers—Fantani Touré, Nancy Buchanan and Micol Hebron—who have bolstered her own creative determination.
Rebirth of Metaphor
In the wake of Egypt's 2011-13 political uprisings, art in the nation's capital is returning to various forms of verbal and visual poeticism.
Jason Rubell, then a teenage schoolboy and beginning collector, recalls meeting legendary dealer Leo Castelli in the mid-1980s.
The Art of War
For many years, the consensus was that in Europe, at least, the air had been sucked out of visual creativity during the years of WWII.
Berlin-based Judith Hopf's sculptural works and videos offer an amusing, deadpan resistance to the hidden strictures of the modern world.
Hong Kong's Lee Kit creates enigmatic objects and installations that, while seemingly banal, eerily suggest the absent, the potential and the might-have-been.
Out of Line
Having grown up in war-torn Alsace, Tomi Ungerer swept to prominence in mid-20th-century New York as an unorthodox ad man, illustrator, children's book author and political polemicist.
Mixing four works from her most recent gallery show with pictures from various publications and digital media, Sara Greenberger Rafferty offers readers a glimpse at her source images and creative process.
A Parable of Excess
In 1964, A.i.A. commissioned Roy Lichtenstein to design a World's Fair-themed cover—and got a visual extravaganza evoking multiple sociopolitical issues of the day.
In the Studio: Kevin Beasley
An obsolete Akai x-1800SD reel-to-reel eight-track player stood in the corner of the back room at Casey Kaplan gallery.
People, Awards, Obituaries
When Artists Boycott
An activist lauds the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement's protests against Israeli policies.
These volumes of Art in America’s history have not yet been digitized.
Founded in 1913 by art critic, historian and collector Frederic Fairchild Sherman under founding editor Wilhelm R. Valentiner, A.i.A., in its early issues, focused on old masters in American collections. For much of the ‘20s, the magazine was named Art in America and Elsewhere, reflecting its increasing geographic reach.
Its editors have been Jean Lipman (1941-71), Brian O’Doherty (1971-74), Elizabeth C. Baker (1974-2008), Marcia E. Vetrocq (2008-2011), and Lindsay Pollock (2011-present). Among the noted artists and critics who have written for its pages are Bernard Berenson, Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Hal Foster, Adolph Gottlieb, Rosalind Krauss, Donald Kuspit, Thomas McEvilley, Robert Morris, Barbara Rose, Irving Sandler, Leo Steinberg, Craig Owens and Robert Storr.
The magazine was purchased in 1984 by Peter M. Brant, who owns it today.