Art In America

Concrete Future

The Met Breuer, housed in the revamped concrete building that Marcel Breuer designed for the Whitney Museum, launched with a survey show whose “unfinished” theme chimes with the rough materiality of the modernist architectural landmark.

Armory Show Cofounder Paul Morris Takes a Trip Down Memory Lane

Paul Morris, who directed the Armory Show from 1994 to 2012, revisits the earliest days of the fair, when he bribed a hotel employee with Scotch, scheduled manicure appointments and, per his recollection, had no idea what he was doing.  

Coney Island Forever

The democratic multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-class hurly-burly of American leisure since the mid-1800s is reflected in a traveling museum exhibition about Coney Island. 

The Breuer Effect

In 1966, A.i.A. devoted four articles in its September-October issue to the then-new Whitney Museum designed by Marcel Breuer. Architectural historian Timothy M. Rohan discusses the views of our writers, who characterized the massive building as a...

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.

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...

AICA Announces Best Show Awards

Among the recipients are two shows featured in Art in America's March issue: museum exhibitions devoted toJay DeFeo and Ken Price. The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, at the center of controversy over its finances and possible mergers, wins a...

High Style, Clear Form, Sharp Edge

As sculptor, performance artist, editor and writer, Scott Burton had a memorable impact on both the art of his day and the critical thrust of A.i.A.

MMPI-Owned Art Fairs Not Selling to Blouin, Say Sources

Part of the reason the Blouin deal is not going through, according to these sources, may be that the offer required the buyer to take on costs of renovating Pier 94, which is owned by Vornado Realty Trust.

Michael Hall Leaves Armory Show for Hauser & Wirth

Hall will take up a new job at Hauser & Wirth Gallery next week after almost seven years with the Armory Show. Hauser & Wirth opened an Upper East Side location in 2009, and will inaugurate a new venue in Chelsea in January.

Paul Morris Resigns from the Armory Show

With fellow dealers Matthew Marks, Colin de Land and Pat Hearn, Morris launched the Gramercy International Art Fair in 1994. In 1999 the fair moved to the 69th Regiment Armory building and was re-christened the Armory Show, a name the fair has...

A Chastened Armory Hits New York This Week

What started out as an alternative event located in a shabby chic hotel had become a grueling super-sized trade fair. This week, the Armory Show will demonstrate whether it can reinvent itself yet again. Broadly thought to be on the decline before...

Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011)

Helen Frankenthaler, the pioneering American abstractionist, whose preferred technique of staining thinned paints into unprimed canvas became the hallmark of Color Field painting, died today at her home in Darien, Conn. She was 83.

The Top Ten Prints at the IFPDA

This year, 90 international print dealers fill the Park Avenue Armory for the IFPDA Print Fair [through Nov. 6] with thousands of prints from Old Master to Contemporary. I spent the day on Thursday, Nov. 3, working though the aisles and found...

Exposition CHICAGO Raises Fair Contest

A new international art fair, exposition CHICAGO, will debut Sept. 19–23, 2012, seizing a slot in the international calendar before October's Frieze Art Fair and FIAC. The surprise venture is spearheaded by Tony Karman, former vice president and...

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