Art In America

Brand Minimalism

The organizer of a quietly daring Chicago exhibition recalls how, decades ago, he suggested an analogy between commercial design and the era's most formally rigorous art.

Leon Berkowitz

Although Leon Berkowitz (1911-1987) is associated with the Washington Color School, he had been traveling abroad for about a decade when a 1965 show gave a name to the D.C. school. He rejected any connection to the group's concerns, claiming that...

Saved by the Bell

When it comes to "Saved by the Bell," the Disney Channel/NBC sitcom that ran from 1989 to '93, I was a believer.

Alice Aycock

A charismatic presence in the New York avant-garde since the early 1970s, Alice Aycock, who studied with Robert Morris and Tony Smith at Hunter College, is well known for her monumental, architectonic and often outlandish public sculptures, such...

Florian Meisenberg

For his first exhibition in New York, Florian Meisenberg confronted the enduring predicament of the supposed death of painting with an installation that paired new paintings with recent digital videos.

Rodney Graham

An emphasis on character over storyline is one of the differences between the work of Rodney Graham and his fellow artists of the so-called Vancouver School, post-conceptualists who are known for staged photographs with high production values.

Exhibitors Announced for Paris’s Outsider Art Fair

From Oct. 24-27, 25 international galleries from as far away as Tokyo (Yukiko Koide Presents) and Seattle (Chris Byrne + Marquand Books) will take over the high-end Hotel Le A, two blocks from the Champs Élysées. The fair will coincide with FIAC...

Art in Transit: A Conversation with Shinique Smith

As part of New York City's MTA Arts for Transit program, Shinique Smith has recently completed a 6,672-square-foot permanent public work at Central Harlem's newly renovated Mother Clara Hale Bus Depot. For the project, the Hudson, N.Y.-based artist...

Timeline: 100 Years of Art in America

Over the past century, Art in America has developed from a small specialized journal to a major voice in the rapidly changing contemporary art world. To celebrate the magazine's 100-year anniversary, we look back at the milestones that helped define...

Saint Louis Gets Contemporary

For over a century, the Saint Louis Art Museum has inhabited a grand Beaux Arts building that was designed by Cass Gilbert and is one of the few remaining structures from the 1904 World's Fair, which covered much of the city's Forest Park that year....

MFAH Acquires Manfred Heiting's Photography Book Collection

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, announced today its acquisition of a major collection of photography books. Amassed by Manfred Heiting, an Amsterdam -based writer, designer and curator, the extensive holdings include 25,000 volumes.

Seth Siegelaub, 1941-2013

  Curator, gallery owner, theorist, textile scholar and collector Seth Siegelaub died, age 71.

Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland and Frank Stella

Don't miss this unusual opportunity to see a room full of Color Field paintings by four of the genre's most prominent artists. Here you can get up close and personal with the vibrantly stained canvases--no glass or line on the floor cautioning you...

Otto Muehl, 1925-2013

Graphic performance pieces that desecrated naked bodies, as well as canvases covered in blood and excrement, were typical features of Muehl's artwork from the 1960s. His later paintings were equally controversial-a painting that portraed Mother Teresa...

Michele Bachmann Inspires Artist-Published Romance Novel

Though she announced today that she will not seek re-election next year, Minnesota Republican congresswoman Michele Bachmann has found a new life as the muse of a romance novel. Fires of Siberiais published today by New York publisher Badlands...

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