Art In America

Up Close 2016: Detroit

In 2016 we launched the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation/Art in America Arts Writing Fellowships, a joint project designed to foster art and culture writing in cities throughout the US. For our September issue, fellowship recipient Lynn Crawford wrote...

Up Close: The Once and Future Detroit

As downtown neighborhoods begin to gentrify, Detroit's artistic community continues the feisty, freewheeling mode of cultural entrepreneurship that saw it through the city's darkest days. 

“Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957”

The deeply researched exhibition “Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957” at the Institute of Contemporary Art, co-organized by Helen Molesworth and Ruth Erickson, gives a measure of clarity to a cultural force long felt if never...

Armory Show 2015 Exhibitor List Revealed

This year, the fair has attracted some respected exhibitors to sign on for the first time, including New York's Andrew Kreps and Metro Pictures and Los Angeles's Regen Projects, and hooked in up-and-coming dealers like New York's Rachel Uffner.

Van Gogh’s Contemporaneity

An exhibition that highlights the Dutch artist's penchant for repeating images prompts new thoughts on his relevance in the 21st century.

Armory Show 2014 Exhibitor List Announced

The exhibitor list has been announced for the 16th edition of the Armory Show art fair, to be held on Piers 92 and 94 on Manhattan's West Side (Mar. 6-9).

Lou Reed, 1942-2013

Lou Reed died Sunday, Oct. 27, from liver disease. He was 71.

Walter De Maria, 1935-2013

Land art pioneer Walter De Maria passed away on July 25. According to Dia Art Foundation, De Maria died after suffering a stroke in Los Angeles. He was 77.

Conceptual Abstraction

"Conceptual Abstraction," curated by Pepe Karmel and Joachim Pissarro-on a suggestion by artist Valerie Jaudon and with the help of dealer Carroll Janis-was a 21-year reunion of sorts, and a 21-gun salute to abstraction and painting.

Armory Show Announces 2013 Exhibitors

The fair is divided into two sections, both on the piers along the Hudson River, on Manhattan's West Side. The Armory Show - Contemporary will be housed at Pier 94, The Armory Show - Modern on Pier 92. The participants are listed below, by pier.


Pantheon's MetaMaus: A Look Inside a Modern Classic is a kind of "making of" Art Spiegelman's Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiographical comic memoir, Maus. The 300-page full-color hardback and companion DVD abound with source materials—interviews with...

To the Letter: Peter Neumeyer on Edward Gorey

In the summer of 1968, Harry Stanton, then editor and vice president of textbook publisher Addison-Wesley, arranged a day of sailing with Harvard professor Peter Neumeyer (1929–) and the iconoclastic author and illustrator Edward "Ted" Gorey...

The Unsettling Mark

A celebrated painter recalls his New York Studio School days and the cryptic, mind-bending dicta of Ab-Ex veteran Milton Resnick. 

Public Images Limited: Warhol at MoMA

Formerly the chief curator of Media and Performance Art at MoMA, and currently the Director of MoMA PS1 and MoMA's Chief Curator at Large, Klaus Biesenbach has for the past five years concurrently organized a tour of the exhibition "Andy Warhol:...

Full Color: Serial Fiction by Charles Burns

In 2005, Charles Burns' serial graphic novel, Black Hole (Pantheon), combined 10 years of comic frames and 12 separate volumes (the first four by Kitchen Sink, the remaining eight by Fantagraphics) into one hard cover. Black Hole would prove to be...

Beyond Western New York

Is it possible to stage a regional art show engaging enough to attract outsiders? Buffalo has been wrangling with that challenge since 1934. Held for decades at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the annual regional show was transformed into a biennial in...

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