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Explore the backfile of one of the most influential magazines in the contemporary art world
The 100,000+ page archive includes six decades* of premier news, reporting and commentary about key developments in the art world. Its coverage spans all forms of contemporary art, including painting, sculpture, installation, body art, video/audio art, performance art and more.
The Artforum Archive contains features, reviews and interviews about artists, exhibitions and publications. It has notably published original art, photography and essays by major practitioners. These include Robert Smithson, Jasper Johns, Nan Goldin, Laurie Anderson, Bruce Conner and Robert Mapplethorpe.
It has been equally renowned throughout its history for featuring leading critics, some of whom – for example, Michael Fried and Barbara Rose – wrote for the magazine early in their careers.
Artforum also covers adjacent cultural forms, including architecture, film, fashion, photography and music. The archive supports research across a range of topics in popular culture, as well as in 20th-century history, politics and the history of economics/marketing.
Faculty and students can enhance assignments, draw inspiration and find previously inaccessible photographs and illustrations.
“Artforum is to art what Vogue is to fashion and Rolling Stone was to rock and roll. It’s a trade magazine with crossover cachet and an institution with controversial clout.”
Sarah Thornton, 7 Days in the Art World
Coverage from the first issue (1962) to 2020 – almost 60 years of content*
Article-level indexing with color page images and searchable text
Advertisements, photographs, illustrations, reviews and features
Reporting across all forms of art, from painting to film
Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive
From the era of vaudeville and silent movies through the new millennium, the three-volume Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive (1880-2015) provides essential primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries.Read more
Arts Premium Collection
With thousands of journals, the Arts Premium Collection ensures deep searches of extensive collections in specialist subject areas not covered in more general databases. Subjects include art, design, architecture, humanities, film/screen studies, music, performing arts and more.Read more
Art and Architecture Archive
Support scholarship and creative inspiration with Art and Architecture Archive. This primary source collection spans the arts and the history of architecture, from fine and applied arts, through to interior and industrial design, landscape gardening and restoration.Read more