Tag: 2.1

Cover of Democratic Art

Despite the importance of 1930s New Deal policies for fostering American artists and encouraging the display of public art in the United States, few scholars have attempted to group the disparate US governmental agencies formed under the New Deal into one publication in order to understand their overarching cultural impact.

Recent American art publications and exhibitions increasingly have engaged multimedia projects that dissolve many previous constraints on mingling painting and sculpture with popular art and visual culture. Coney Island, New York City’s “playground of the people,” serves as the perfect subject for such a study.

NANITCH bills itself as an exhibition of early photographs of British Columbia, but those of us who study the art and history of the United States in a transnational context will find much of interest when visiting the Presentation House Gallery in North Vancouver.

The Progress of the Century

The original CAA session examined the intersection of art and invention, and innovation and experimentation in American art from the early nineteenth-century to the 1980s. In this special issue, we present three of those innovative papers from the session, by Elizabeth Bacon Eager, Laura Turner Igoe, and Cary Levine and Philip Glahn.