Special Section: Art
If there’s a western perspective on anything, there’s one for art. Alta Journal’s Fall 2021 issue celebrates many of the art makers and curators who help represent California’s groundbreaking creativity.
Nine artists. One museum. One wise old critic. They reassure us that in this moment of enormous change, our hunger for creative expression remains as strong as ever.
The pioneering artist Judy Chicago is celebrated in the city that launched her career. By Bridget Quinn
By Bridget Quinn
By Ishmael Reed
By Hiejin Yoo
The Central Valley’s Matt Black spent six years and traveled more than 100,000 miles—often by bus—photographing the ubiquity of poverty across the United States. By Jessica Zack
By Teresa Flores
LACMA reimagines itself for the 21st century, challenging accepted notions of what artworks should be displayed and for whom. By Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
By Erica Deeman
William T. Wiley and his creative philosophy were unapologetically linked to the Bay Area. By Charles Desmarais
By Stuart Robertson
By Andrea Chung
Dave Hickey and the problem of great art going unappreciated. By Jim Lewis
California’s world-class museums and galleries are an art lover’s dream. But don’t stop there. Surprising displays of creativity are everywhere. From desert plains to small-town alleys, here are eight of our favorite places to experience art off the beaten path.
Mansion Tour: Frederick R. Weisman
Back to Nature: Ansel Adams Gallery
Activist Installations: Desert X
Public Works: Lemon Grove
Towering Assemblages: Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum
Elevated Views: Hess Art Collection
Sculpture Hikes: Djerassi Resident Artists Program
Street-Level Art: Brisbane