Today it was announced that Art in America, along with our sister publications (The Magazine Antiques and Modern) will join forces with ARTNEWS S.A. Peter M. Brant, who has owned Art in America since 1983, will have a controlling interest in the newly formed company.
I look forward to this merger, which will provide new resources and possibilities for Art in America. While there will likely be some changes and enhancements on the digital front, we will retain the distinctive and trustworthy voice found in our printed pages for the past 103 years.
I am grateful to the magazine's hardworking staff, as well as its dedicated and gifted contributors, for the work they have done and the work we will continue to do in the future. We are also thankful to our advertisers for their support in enabling us to cultivate the next generation of arts writers.
Art in America will continue to publish 11 issues per year, evolving creatively in our pages and beyond. We recently teamed up with the Rauschenberg Foundation to help support arts writing in regions that are often overlooked. We have also begun hosting closed-door conversations with artists, art historians, curators and critics about vital issues in the field. We look forward to leading the conversation in the future and thank our readers for being part of the Art in America family.
Our 2015 Guide to Museums, Galleries and Artists is about to arrive on newsstands and at subscribers' homes. We are proud of the latest edition, featuring two special covers by the award-winning graphic design firm Project Projects. With over 2,000 listings, the Guide continues to be the most comprehensive printed guidebook to the U.S. art world, listing artists, galleries, museums, art schools, consultants and art services with full contact information.