Tag Archives: American art


Christie’s Appoints Elizabeth Beaman as New Head of American Art Department

Yesterday, Christie’s New York announced the appointment of Elizabeth Beaman to the Head Of Department, American Art.Beaman, who joined the department in 2011 as Vice President, will replace Liz Sterling, who has decided to depart the auction house to “pursue … Read More

News Retrospective

Retrospective: What’s American Art? A Perspective from 1939

And other excerpts from our coverage 100, 75, 50, and 25 years ago Read More


1,000 Studio Visits, One Ambitious Crystal Bridges Show

Crystal Bridges plans an ambitious survey of contemporary American art
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The Civil War in Art, Then and Now

As several museums showcase works made at the time of the conflict, contemporary artists continue to reflect on its legacy Read More

The Crystal Bridges Museum, designed by Moshe Safdie. Some of the pavilions seem to float on water diverted from a nearby stream.

American Art, Alice Walton’s Way

The Walmart heiress’s controversial museum opens with an inclusive and even quirky selection of American art that reveals an increasing focus on the present Read More

Books Reviews
Alice Neel in a photograph taken by her lover Sam Brody, whom she met at a WPA meeting. SAM BRODY

What Was Neel’s Deal?

Alice Neel: The Art of Not Sitting Pretty
By Phoebe Hoban
St. Martin’s Press, 500 pages, $35 Read More

Archived Reviews Books

Who Was Grant Wood?

A new biography purports to out the iconic American painter. Read More


Whitney Biennial

A review of "2010". Read More


Top Ten ARTnews Stories: "Not a Picture but an Event"

Coining the term "Action Painting," Harold Rosenberg put the name on the style that made New York the capital of the art world. Read More


Top Ten ARTnews Stories: Capturing the Artist in Action

Robert Goodnough's "Pollock Paints a Picture" was a classic entry in the magazine's series of articles chronicling the step-by-step process of painters and sculptors at work. Read More


Wyeth’s World

The first retrospective in 30 years devoted to Andrew Wyeth is a sign of increasing interest in the artist on the part of critics and curators. And it may help answer a perennial question: how good a painter is he?. Read More