Art in America

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Art in America
Art in America (magazine cover).jpg
Editor Lindsay Pollock
Categories Visual art
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 75,000+ (2008))[1]
Publisher Brant Publications
Year founded  1913 (1913-month)
Final issue June 2015
Country United States
Language English
ISSN 0004-3214

Art in America was an illustrated monthly, international magazine concentrating on the contemporary art world in the United States, including profiles of artists and genres, updates about art movements, show reviews and event schedules. It was designed for collectors, artists, art dealers, art professionals and other readers are interested in the art world. It had a companion web site,


Founded in 1913,[2] Art in America covered the visual art world, both in the United States and abroad, with a concentration on New York City and contemporary art fairs. Between 1921 and 1939 the magazine was published under the title Art in America and Elsewhere.

A number of well-known artists have been commissioned to design special covers for the magazine. Edward Steichen did one for its 50th birthday; Alexander Calder, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Indiana also created covers. For its 100th birthday the magazine planned special covers by Richard Prince, Cindy Sherman, and Urs Fischer.[3]

Long-time editor Elizabeth C. Baker, who led the magazine for 34 years, resigned in June 2008 and was replaced by staff senior editor Marcia E. Vetrocq. She served as editor until January 2011. During her tenure, the magazine was re-designed, its international coverage expanded, and a website launched. Art market blogger and Bloomberg reporter Lindsay Pollock was named editor-in-chief in January 2011. Cynthia Zabel joined Art in America in 2005 as Advertising Director, and in 2008 was named publisher.

Art in America was sold to ARTnews SA in 2015.[4] The magazine ceased publication in June 2015 when it was merged into ARTnews magazine.[4]


  • Wilhelm Valentiner (1913–1917)
  • Frederic Fairchild Sherman (1917–1940; founder)
  • Jean Lipman (first joined in 1934, editor-in-chief 1941–1970)
  • Brian O'Doherty (1971–1974)
  • Elizabeth C. Baker (1974–2008)
  • Marcia Vetrocq (2008–2011)
  • Lindsay Pollock (2011– )

Managing editors[edit]

  • Joan Simon (1974–1983)
  • Nancy Marmer (1983–1997)
  • Richard Vine (1998–2008, 2013–)
  • David Ebony (2008–2013)


Art in America is widely read by art dealers, collectors, historians, art professionals, and others. It contains news and art criticism of painting, sculpture, photography, installation art, performance art, digital art, video and architecture in exhibition reviews, artist profiles, and feature articles.

Brant Publications[edit]

The magazine is now published by Brant Publications, founded in 1984, which is based in New York's SoHo district. Brant Publications publishes three other magazines including, The Magazine ANTIQUES, Interview, and MODERN Magazine. [5]

Art in Action[edit]

Chelsea Art Guide is a bi-monthly, free publication produced by Art in America. Chelsea Art is a current guide to New York's vast contemporary art district. With exhibition listings and an annotated map, Chelsea Art is a guide to the constantly changing geography of Chelsea.[edit] is Art in America's website. Its offerings include a calendar of art world events, videos, live coverage of art fairs, and information on auctions.

Notable contributors[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Kennedy, Randy (25 June 2008). "Longtime Art in America Editor Steps Down". New York Times. 
  2. ^ "1913-1979". Art in America. Retrieved 4 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Vogel, Carol (22 November 2012). "A Year Of Birthday Surprises". New York Times. 
  4. ^ a b Sarah Cascone (October 9, 2015). "'ARTnews' Magazine Ceases Monthly Print Publication After 113 Years". ARTnet. Retrieved December 11, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Art Market Views – Lindsay Pollock: Art Market Views | Art Researcher Skate's and Peter Brant Media Team Up". Retrieved 2013-07-19. 
  6. ^ Munk, Shilo (2009-09-28). "Henry T. Hopkins: Retired art department chair, Hammer director". UCLA Newsroom. Retrieved 2016-06-29.