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Print Magazines and Newspapers

(for online-only magazines go to Online, Social Media, and Apps)

Most major cities have a weekly paper: look at them for galleries and exhibition information. We have Baltimore's and DC's on the list below. 

The titles below can also be found in Decker Library unless noted. 

We have HUNDREDS of other contemporary art magazines as well for you to browse on site for additional suggestions.



Afterall, a journal of art, context and enquiry, was launched in 1999. Afterall offers in-depth analysis of artists’ work, along with essays that broaden the context in which to understand it.

Art and the Public Sphere

Art & the Public Sphere Journal

Art and the Public Sphere considers art, politics, art criticism and curatorial practices as an integral and vital aspect of culture in the 21st century and it locks practice and theory together as praxis by bringing theory to bear on practice and engages with practice to challenge accepted theory.

Art Forum / home

The online edition of Artforum International Magazine, a monthly magazine specializing in contemporary art.

Baltimore City Paper (not collected, easy to find)

Home - Baltimore City Paper

Baltimore City Paper breaking news, sports, weather and traffic in Baltimore.

Baltimore Sun

Baltimore Sun: Baltimore breaking news, sports, business, entertainment, weather and traffic - Baltimore Sun

Baltimore Sun: Your source for Baltimore breaking news, sports, business, entertainment, weather and traffic


BOMB Magazine

BOMB Magazine has been publishing conversations between artists of all disciplines since 1981. BOMB's founders—New York City based artists and writers—created BOMB because they saw a disparity between the way artists talked about their work among themselves and the way critics described it.


Home | Frieze

The definitive resource for contemporary art and culture, including On View: your guide to the best exhibitions at the leading galleries and museums around the globe.

Hi-Fructose Magazine

Hi-Fructose Magazine

Hi-Fructose focuses squarely on the art which transcends genre and trend. Hi-Fructose showcases an amalgamation of new contemporary, emerging as well distinguished artists, with a spotlight on awe inspiring spectacles from round the world.


International Review of African American Art


IRAAA is a journal about the visual art of African-descended people throughout the Americas.

Interview Magazine (on order)

Interview Magazine

Conversations between some of the most creative minds from the worlds of fashion, art and entertainment.



Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine

Monthly contemporary and underground art magazine with featured articles and more.

New American Paintings

New American Paintings

Introducing exceptional artists since 1993. Thousands of artists compete annually... museum experts select the best. Discover tomorrow's art stars, today.

Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art

Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art

Placing contemporary African art in a global perspective.

New York Times

New York Times

Breaking News, World News & Multimedia



October focuses critical attention on the contemporary arts—film, painting, music, media, photography, performance, sculpture, and literature—and their various contexts of interpretation.

Studio Magazine (on-order)

Studio magazine | The Studio Museum in Harlem

Studio is published two times a year by The Studio Museum in Harlem and is underwritten, in part, with support from Bloomberg.

Washington City Paper (not collected, easy to find)

Washington City Paper

D.C. Arts, News, Food and Living

Washington Post (not collected, easy to find)

Washington Post

National, World & D.C. Area News and Headlines

X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly


A Los Angeles based quarterly contemporary art journal.


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