Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Posted by: Jeff Richmond-Moll
The Association of Historians of American Art (AHAA) is pleased to announce the publication of the Fall 2019 issue of Panorama, AHAA’s peer-reviewed online journal of American art and visual culture from the colonial period to the present.
The public practice of art and art history, as well as feminist art production and scholarship, are intertwining themes throughout this issue. Of the six art historians invited to contribute to this issue's Bully Pulpit by sharing their experiences with different models of public scholarship, five are women. The essays written for the current In the Round focus on the practice of teaching from public archives, highlighting more than one under-recognized female artist and teasing out the problematic role that women have played in the promotion and preservation of confederate monuments.
Two feature articles also mine some of the ideas behind public scholarship and public art as well. Samantha Baskind writes about the little-remembered artist and critic Alexander Kruse, whose words and paintings combined in advocacy for pre-modernist ideals. And public scholarship and feminist art practice intersect in David Sperber's essay on Mierle Laderman Ukeles, which focuses on the artist's works related to the mikva, or ritual bath, many of which were public performances.
Finally, our book and exhibition reviews cover subjects as varied as the woman behind many canonical Currier & Ives prints, to Georgia O'Keeffe's personal style as a form of performance, to the activist art of 1960s and '70s California, including Suzanne Lacy and others.