Art In America

Painting Hidden History: Nicole Macdonald’s Detroit Murals

The Big B Liquor Party Store, which holds down the northeast  corner of the intersection of Trumbull Ave and the I-94 freeway in Detroit's Woodbridge neighborhood, has taken on a different character of late. The third-story windows on the eastern...

Seeds of Resistance: Complex Movements in Detroit

As powers that be move to reorganize Detroit, what becomes of the communities who have held it together through a time of abandonment? What becomes of the individuals who cannot conform to the new order? What place, what tools, what vestige of old...

Forms of Address: Ray Johnson’s Bob Boxes

For legendary mail and collage artist Ray Johnson (1927–1995), any ephemera of everyday material culture he encountered could potentially be art—including the bottle caps, abandoned toys, tennis balls, fragments of fractured ceramics, stickers,...

Experimental Mindset: An Interview with Andrew Blauvelt

There's change in the air at the Cranbrook Art Museum, where Andrew Blauvelt, a 1988 MFA graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Art's design department, begins his new job as director this month. A practicing graphic designer for more than 20 years,...

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