Founded 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. BAR actively fosters the work of both emerging and established artists, writers, critics, curators, and scholars and is committed to uplifting the work of underrepresented individuals and communities.
Consisting of an online and print publication, Boston Art Review is focused on publishing multidisciplinary content. Boston Art Review provides a space for critical perspectives, interviews, reviews, artist projects, and collective initiatives. Through our website, newsletter, social media, events, and print publication, Boston Art Review stands as an accessible, go-to guide for contemporary art in Boston.
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, and subcultures under the umbrella of contemporary art and culture in Boston and beyond.
Our first print publication was published in April of 2018, and we will be celebrating our tenth issue in the spring of 2023.
Board of Directors
President: Jameson Johnson*
Clerk: Karolina Hać*
Secretary: Sarah Valente*
Cher Krause Knight
* Ex Officio
Boston Art Review is a 501(c)3 organization in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Our EIN is: 20-4195783