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Howard Singerman

HOWARD SINGERMAN is Caroff Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Hunter College. He is the author most recently of Art History, After Sherrie Levine, published by the University of California Press in 2012.

Ad Reinhardt and Pedagogy

For many years, I have started my Art Since 1945 survey with Ad Reinhardt’s “How to Look at Modern Art in America,” first published in the summer of 1946 in PM.

Dear Joachim,

I have been thinking about your invitation and the questions you’ve posed—though not, I must say, as questions. I don’t know how your prompt will appear when it is polished for the Rail, but something a bit more polemical would have been easier to speak to or push back against. What follows is a kind of reading of your email exchange with Phong, written mostly in the conditional tense.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUL-AUG 2020

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