American Art was created in 1987, and it has been a key resource for museum- goers, collectors, and scholars who want to develop their understanding of the nation’s art and culture. American Art is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal that contains all facets of the country’s visual heritage from colonial to contemporary times.
There are at least three sections to each journal issue: “Feature Articles,” “About the Authors” and “New Perspectives.” They also have a fourth section called, “Commentaries,” which discusses a type or piece of artwork. At least once a year, they will have a section called, “Appreciations,” which takes the place of “Commentaries.” This section highlights the life of an artist who died that year. Another great feature is that each article comes with reference notes.
The Bellevue University Library has American Art in print from 2006 to the present. It is published in March, July, and November, by the University of Chicago Press in association with the Smithsonian American Art Museum. You can find it in the southeast corner in the periodical section of the library.
Originally posted in the Freeman/Lozier Library’s quarterly newsletter, More Than Books, V. 19 No. 3, Summer 2016.