Art In America

The Repatriation of F$

Reared on the Continent before returning to her US homeland, Jewish socialite Florine Stettheimer used her flamboyant painting and set-design skills to explore the complexity of American identity in the interwar period.

The Drug of Abstraction: An Interview with Beverly Fishman

Beverly Fishman creates powerful abstract paintings that address technology and the pharmaceutical industry. Fishman lives and works in Detroit, where she teaches painting at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. She spent a sabbatical in New York last year,...

Muse: The Darkroom

Alison Rossiter, known for her work with expired photographic papers, has been enamored of the darkroom experience since her first technical class in 1970.

Katy Grannan

This exhibition, titled "Hundreds of Sparrows," presented work from Katy Grannan's ongoing photographic project documenting the (often transient) lives of residents of California's Central Valley. Since the late 1990s, Grannan has been among a number...

Lines of Thought

Examining Agnes Martin's traveling retrospective, her recent biographer considers how the formal and spiritual universals the painter sought arose out of the personal conditions she suppressed.

Nick Mauss

A long metal railing guides visitors through Nick Mauss's third solo show at 303, winding, curving and undulating through the gallery. Titled Cafuné—a Brazilian term describing the act of running one's hands through a lover's hair—the 2015 steel...

From A.i.A.’s Ofili Archives: Linda Nochlin on “Sensation”

On the occasion of Chris Ofili's new show at New York's New Museum, A.i.A. delved into the archives. The controversial 1999 exhibition "Sensation," at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, included Ofili's The Holy Virgin Mary, which was the target of protest...

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...

Will the Real Brian O'Doherty Please Stand Up?

Brian O'Doherty lives in New York, and his home phone has been out of order since Sandy struck. But the critic and artist--best known for his book Inside the White Cube: Ideologies of the Gallery Space (1976) and for his artistic alter ego Patrick...

Jeanette Ingberman, Exit Art Founder, Has Died

Jeanette Ingberman, cofounder and executive director of the nonprofit Exit Art, died yesterday, Aug. 24, of complications from leukemia. She was 59. She and her husband, Papo Colo, founded Exit Art in 1982 in New York's SoHo as an alternative space...

In the Studio: James Welling

A career-spanning discussion throws light on the quasi-abstract photographs that Welling has produced since the early 1980s.

Reconfiguring Pop

The long overlooked role of women in Pop art is explored in "Seductive Subversion," a traveling show that encompasses the work of 65 international artists. 

From the Archives: No Regrets

An art critic looks back on the hard-won achievements of feminist art and the current state of its legacy.  

A Look Back: Linda Nochlin on Ellsworth Kelly

To reflect on the legacy of American abstract painter Ellsworth Kelly, who died on Dec. 27, we take a look back on Linda Nochlin's "Kelly: Making Abstraction Anew," published on the occasion of his Guggenheim Museum retrospective (Oct. 15, 1996-Jan....

From the Archives: Linda Nochlin on “Black Male”

"Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art" was a landmark exhibition at New York's Whitney Museum of American Art organized by curator Thelma Golden in 1994. Art historian Linda Nochlin lauded the show in our March 1995...

From the Archives: Florine Stettheimer—Rococo Subversive

On the occasion of the traveling retrospective, "Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry," currently on view at New York's Jewish Museum through September 24, we looked back in our archives for this 1980 essay by historian Linda Nochlin. Stettheimer...

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