Art In America

Dale Henry

The Clocktower Gallery, one of Manhattan's oldest alternative art spaces, returned to its roots last fall for a retrospective of Dale Henry (1931-2011), the final exhibition to be held at its downtown address.

Hauser & Wirth Expands to Rural Somerset, England

The unconventionally sited gallery—principals Manuela and Iwan Wirth have had a home in the area for some years—will combine the typical exhibiting and selling functions of a commercial gallery with a restaurant and extensive public...

“The Shadows Took Shape”

John Akomfrah's 1996 documentary The Last Angel of History begins with a man standing in a flooded, sun-filled trailer park narrating the legendary tale of blues musician Robert Johnson's life. Johnson is said to have traded his soul for the spirit of...

Modernism Remembered

The current century is only slightly more than a decade old, yet there are already signs that the cultural community has come up with substantially new ways of assessing art and the aesthetic experience.

Getting Over, Chinese-style: An Interview with Arthur Ou

Featuring works by 10 artists such as Ming Wong, Chen Chieh-jen, Cao Fei, Lee Kit and Michael Lin, the exhibition "Cross-Strait Relations" takes on the charged issue of mainland China's relationship with Taiwan.

Sarah Anne Johnson Shows Love

Sarah Anne Johnson had just returned from an artist's residency on a double-masted schooner in the Norwegian territory of the Arctic Circle when she began materially intervening into her photographs.

Arthur Danto, 1924-2013

Philosopher and art critic Arthur C. Danto, who famously declared the end of art history, died from heart failure on Oct. 25 at the age of 89. A professor emeritus at New York's Columbia University and the former art critic of the Nation...

Italians Come to America

In its early years Art in America cultivated a taste for Italian art—and fostered a new market for old masters—through scholarly articles by connoisseurs like Bernard Berenson.

Ab-Ex Dada

At New York's Stable Gallery in 1953, Marcel Duchamp examined a wooden container studded with iron spikes and containing four loose stones.

David Hartt

One of the first photographs encountered in David Hartt's multimedium exhibition "Stray Light" was a compelling close-up of a glass window etched with "JPC"—the Johnson Publishing Company's logo—in lustrous gold letters.

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...

By Appointment Only: Viewing Art Privately in Chicago

It was a simple e-mail miscommunication that landed me in MichelleGrabner's backyard on a Thursday afternoon instead of Saturday, tuggingon a locked doorknob. Grabner, an artist, painting professor and 2014Whitney Biennial co-curator, operates the...

Art Basel in Hong Kong Sells East and West

Hong Kong's worst rains since 2010, which resulted in landslides and the temporary shutdown of financial markets and government offices, couldn't delay last week's inaugural edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong (May 23-26).

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