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- Editor's Letter
A traveling Black Mountain College show opens at Boston's ICA; Chicago Architecture Biennial; Frieze London; Frances Stark survey at L.A.'s Hammer Museum; Alberto Burri retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Ohio's Columbus Museum of Art expand
Issues & Commentary
Asia First: The 30-Percent Solution
The narrow focus of the West's so-called global art system has spurred a well-financed reaction in Asia.
In her whimsical grisaille drawings, young L.A. artist Milano Chow celebrates the history of ornamental design and object display.
The Once and Future L.A.
Annette Leddy on Out of Sight: The Los Angeles Art Scene of the Sixties; plus related titles in brief.
Performance artist Laurie Anderson tells Chris Chang what's on her mind.
Preoccupied with developing urban infrastructure, the well-heeled civic leaders of Dallas have long viewed art—especially when supplied by big-name artists from afar—as a boost the city's "world-class" ambitions.
A Ludwig Snare Drum
The British artist relates his sense of visual rhythm to an innate drive nurtured in a childhood home where legendary drummers came to jam.
Whale Listening with the Governor
Ant Farm cofounder Chip Lord recalls a 1977 sound project that brought California Governor Jerry Brown to Bodega Bay.
A Crystal Grotto
In her latest multi-screen installation, Janet Biggs, known for socially conscious video projects shot in far-flung locales, takes on a more intimate subject—the slow, disorienting ravages of dementia.
More is Less
Barbara Rose interviewed by William S. Smith
On the 50th anniversary of her celebrated "ABC Art" essay for A.i.A., critic and art historian Barbara Rose reflects on the sociopolitical circumstances surrounding her very personal yet coolly analytic introduction of Minimalist art.
Total Service Artists
In an era of shrinking professional support, many artists are making self-sufficiency, self-evaluation and self-promotion integral parts of their artistic identity and their oeuvre.
Though a founding figure of Minimalism, Frank Stella has gone on to create space-devouring, formally exuberant sculptures and paintings—including several new examples digitally juxtaposed in eight images made expressly for A.i.A.'s pages.
Coney Island Forever
The democratic multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-class hurly-burly of American leisure since the mid-1800s is reflected in a traveling museum exhibition about Coney Island.
In the Studio: Lisa Yuskavage
Praised and reviled for the gender politics implicit in her work, Lisa Yuskavage ignores controversy to speark of her intense commitment to the formal practice and enlightening history of painting.
Creating humorous, quasi-figurative abstractions in a Minimalist vein: the feat may sound paradoxical, but L.A. painter and sculptor Math Bass pulls it off with Panache.
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.