Art In America

Amanda Ross-Ho

Though the canvases may make visible the labor of painting and the artistic process, they also bear the marks of sprawling imagination.    

Lee Lozano

Lee Lozano’s name is inextricable from her caustic personality and the series of radical performative acts she carried out after a decade as a painter.

Critical Eye: Mimi Gross in Her World

In a vast trove of drawings, New York artist Mimi Gross has reflected over the past forty years on her immersion—as a painter, set-and-costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker—in bohemian milieus both here and abroad.

Pitiless Bronze

A touring exhibition of Hellenistic bronzes, now at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., reveals the surprising degree to which late Greek art and social life were devoted to matters of surface.

Rachel Farbiarz

Rachel Farbiarz's treatment of the subject matter in her first solo show—the trauma caused by war and other man-made and natural disasters—might have come off as preachy in the wrong hands.

The Parsons Effect

In the first of a series of articles on historically influential dealers, A.i.A. spotlights a 1977 conversation with the barrier-breaking Betty Parsons.

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...

Saul Steinberg: A Biography

Besides Saul Steinberg (1914-1999), who had a retrospective at New York's Whitney Museum in 1978, only a few 20th-century cartoonists (e.g., Art Spiegelman, Robert Crumb) have been accorded exhibitions of their works in major art institutions.

Morgan Library Creates Photo Position, Names Curator

The Morgan Library and Museum, traditionally a bastion of drawings and manuscripts, has named Joel Smith as the first photography curator. Smith joins the Morgan from the Princeton University Art Museum where he has worked as curator of photography...

Leo Steinberg, 1920-2011

Leo Steinberg, a giant among art historians, died on Sunday in Manhattan, age 90. At the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) awards ceremony last night, MoMA curator John Elderfield told this anecdote: "Years ago I ran into Leo on the...

Kiel Johnson

Kiel Johnson’s show of two- and three-dimensional works (all dated 2009) highlighted the manual dexterity and conceptual wit that have earned him recognition in L.A. His busy drawings and quirky constructed sculptures bespeak an exuberant engagement...

Allan Wexler

The unanswerable questions that motivate many cross-disciplinary careers—what is the difference between art and craft? between sculpture and furniture?—fall away when the work they generate is any good.

Patterns of Thought: Hedda Sterne

A founding member of the New York School and the last surviving painter of its first generation, Hedda Sterne, now 96, discusses many phases of her life and career. Her work is currently on view in a traveling retrospective.  

From the Archives: The Realist Criminal and the Abstract Law

Perhaps the realist–antirealist polarity is simply a sub-category of a still more encompassing evaluation of experience itself. Ever since antiquity, purified essences have been considered higher than material specifics, the Idea nobler than its...

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