Despite the wondrous desert vistas surrounding it, Phoenix is a nightmare. It’s like one massive, outstretched, never-ending strip mall. Aesthetically, it has the personality of toast. Unbuttered. The buildings are too new, the restaurants too large, everything is the…

This essay was composed for our Art Writers Mentorship Program, focusing on cultural reporting and art criticism that position the arts within broader cultural and social contexts. Susan Snodgrass, a longtime senior lecturer in the New Arts Journalism program at…

On a rainy Monday in May, I decided to venture out to the Georgia Guidestones in Elbert County, a mysterious arrangement of monoliths near the South Carolina state line. Churning over the Atlantic, tropical storm Alberto was threatening to…

This essay was composed for our Art Writers Mentorship Program, focusing on cultural reporting and art criticism that position the arts within broader cultural and social contexts. Susan Snodgrass, a longtime senior lecturer in the New Arts Journalism program…

For the fourth installment of our column “5×7” – in which we pose seven questions to five people who have similar careers, practices, or interests – we asked artists about the art culture in their particular cities, their favorite piece of…

Chicago, my favorite city in the country for a number of reasons. Number one: scores of phenomenal art museums—okay, like six phenomenal ones, but still, that’s kind of lot. Number two: home to the best dive bars, especially in…

Sara Estes’s job has her hopscotching around the country nearly nonstop, and she manages to squeeze in some art at every stop. While she cannot discuss her top-secret job, she can discuss the art. Her first Field Trip column…

Still from William Kentridge's More Sweetly Play the Dance

Since January, Miami Dade College’s Museum of Art and Design (MOAD) has been insinuating itself into different neighborhoods of Miami by bringing a series of performances, concerts and readings to various locations around the city under the rubric of “Living Together.” Karen…

Artwork by Stacie Rose. A jumble of angular blue forms.

Based in the city with the world’s busiest airport, Atlanta’s AIR AIR artist residency is about to launch its third cycle, sending three artists on round-trip flights across the country on 24-hour trips, during which they create artwork under the constraints…

Chattanooga, astride the Tennessee River and the Georgia state line, is usually associated with business and tourism, a potpourri of Moon Pies, Coca-Cola, Rock City, and Civil War memorials. But now, not far from the historic Chattanooga Choo-Choo, an…

Artist Sara Hornbacher speaks about her pioneering work in video and electronic art in anticipation of the pop-up exhibition “Interference” at Atlanta Contemporary.