American Art

Sponsored by the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Frequency: 3 issues/year; ISSN: 1073-9300; E-ISSN: 1549-6503
Executive Editor: Emily D. Shapiro


American Art is a not-for-profit, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal dedicated to exploring all aspects of the United States’ visual heritage from colonial to contemporary times. It seeks to promote sound scholarship and thought-provoking interpretation on topics in the fine arts, popular culture, public art, film, electronic multimedia, decorative arts, and craft. Through a broad interdisciplinary approach, the journal provides readers with a richer understanding not only of specific artists and objects, but also of the cultural factors that have shaped American visual culture over three centuries. American Art embraces all methods of investigation to explore the nation’s rich and diverse artistic legacy.