Art In America

All Talked Out at Art Basel Miami Beach

There's exhaustion in the air only a couple days into the festivities, and I'm sick and tired of all the rain. Talking seems to be work, especially for the gallerists hovering around their booths. Fortunately, much of the art at the fair speaks for...

Franklin Sirmans Takes the Helm at Pérez Art Museum

The Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) has appointed Franklin Sirmans its new director, effective October 15. Sirmans, age 46, has been department head and curator of contemporary art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art since 2010.

Blood and Refuse

From his poignant response to the Watts Uprising to his contemplative work in Joshua Tree, "junk art" virtuoso Noah Purifoy was a guiding figure for generations of African-American artists. 

Nota Bene: Sirmans’s Prospect 3 Opens Saturday

The Big Easy hosts a rollicking contemporary art show beginning this weekend, featuring a floating artwork by Tavares Strachan and an exhibition of models by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban, among many other attractions.

Christine Y Kim

After eight years as associate curator at New York's Studio Museum in Harlem, Christine Y. Kim joined the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as associate curator of contemporary art in September 2009. Born in Newport Beach and raised in the San...

Theaster Gates

Whether he builds history-charged sculptures or encourages neighborhood initiatives, Chicagoan Theaster Gates insists that his art be both made and lived.

Sirmans to New Orleans, Cameron to Orange County

Franklin Sirmans has been named artistic director of Prospect.3, the New Orleans biennial founded by Dan Cameron. Sirmans has been department head and curator of contemporary art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art since January 2010, and will...

The Prospector: Q+A With Dan Cameron

Recently, A.i.A. met with veteran curator Dan Cameron, artistic director of Prospect New Orleans, at the newly restored 1200-room Hyatt Regency New Orleans to discuss Prospect.2, which opened October 22 and will be up through Jan. 29. This is the...

Stranger in America

Glenn Ligon, whose midcareer retrospective is currently at the Whitney Museum in New York, frequently uses text-laden paintings, prints and other works to probe America's troubled racial psychology.

Miami, Miami, Miami

Having weathered a brutal economic year, the art world heads to Miami this month for some sun, sand and, hopefully, sales. Some fairs are offering premium booths at last year's prices, or have rejiggered fees, downsized or relocated to offset costs,...


The politics of style and race are cross-wired in Barkley Hendricks's vivid figurative paintings.

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