Founded by Jameson Johnson in October of 2017, Boston Art Review (BAR) is an independent publication committed to facilitating active discourse around contemporary art in Boston. Boston Art Review’s engagement in the community fosters inter-institutional collaboration. Boston Art Review is proud to showcase writing, art, and perspectives from underrepresented individuals ranging from artists, scholars, students, curators, and the community at large alongside more recognized artists, all existing under the central idea of contemporary art. As our site and our publication continue to develop, we will become the go-to resource for contemporary art in Boston.
Consisting of an online and print publication, Boston Art Review is focused on publishing multi-disciplinary content. Boston Art Review provides a space for critical perspectives, video interviews, artist-generated content, and collective initiatives. Through our website, social media, and print publication, Boston Art Review stands as an accessible, go-to guide for contemporary art in Boston.
Website: The site features reviews, essays, videos, news, and resources. Within the next six months, we will expand to include maps, weekend guides, and an events calendar. Content is published regularly and updated consistently.
Social: Users engage with our Instagram and Facebook accounts to stay up to date on the most recent happenings in and around Boston. While our Instagram provides a places for promoting content from our site, it also allows us to feature event news and guides in the form of photo slideshows as well as the ability to quickly reach a large population of people interested in art. Our Instagram platform has proven to be an effective form of engagement as our followers and analytics show continuous growth.
Print: Boston Art Review’s print publication is a perfect bound magazine that is distributed three times per year. BAR magazine features critical perspectives, artist profiles, exclusive interviews, artwork, and event listings. The publication will be available for local and national distribution.
Boston Art Review’s direct engagement in our community has been at the cornerstone of our foundation. The publication seeks to foster inter-institutional and city-wide discourse that attempts to break down silos. As we continue to bridge the gaps between coverage, criticism, and community engagement, we are careful not to create a sense of cultural homogeneity. Rather, we seek to elevate and give voice to individuals, perspectives, subcultures under the umbrella of contemporary art and culture in Boston and beyond.