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American Art and Architecture

Nam June Paik: Electronic Superhighway, mixed-media installation (49-channel closed-circuit video installation, neon, steel, and electronic components), 1995; courtesy of Ken Hakuta, photo credit: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

In this season’s update, Grove Art Online presents 96 new and revised articles on American art and architecture. Many new and updated entries added to Grove in the past two years originated with the development of the Grove Encyclopedia of American Art, a project edited by Joan Marter and released in 2011. This project updated and expanded Grove’s coverage of American art and architecture, spanning the Pre-Columbian era to the colonial period to the 21st century.

The most recent group of entries includes new coverage of various art movements in the United States, including Greek Revival, Neo-Classicism, Art Deco, and Post-Structuralism. The Art libraries and photographic collections and Historiography sections of our U.S. article have undergone significant bibliography expansions as well. Newly revised biographies cover painter and collagist Miriam Schapiro, conceptual artist and sculptor Dennis Oppenheim, photographer and video artist Shirin Neshat, and Manuel Ocampo, known for his politically provocative paintings. Other updated content includes city articles Boston, Chicago, Hartford, and Salem. Images of American art have also been added to Grove in this update—Marvin Cone’s Educational Exhibit, a playful social critique delivered from the circus stage, and Mickalene Thomas’s Le déjeuner sur l’herbe, the monumental collage which appropriated the arrangement from Manet’s famous painting.

We extend our thanks to the authors and editors who contributed this important new scholarship to Grove, which now includes over 2,500 articles on American art and architecture. Grove’s regular editorial updates serve to broaden existing areas of coverage and encourage the exploration of new subjects in the field of global art history. Please enjoy this new content and keep in touch with our editors.

Alodie Larson, Editor
Lillyan Ling, Assistant Editor

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