Summer Series: ArtSeen and ArTonic

A conversation with Benjamin Clifford, Amanda Gluibizzi, Jessica Holmes, and Charles Schultz


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Join us for a week of conversations, performances, and readings curated by the Rail’s section editors.

In this talk

This summer, we are celebrating the sections of the Brooklyn Rail with conversations, performances, and readings curated by our editors. This 2-week YouTube video series offers a view behind the scenes with the editors, artists, and writers that make the publication.

On Tuesday, July 20, ArtSeen editors Benjamin Clifford and Amanda Gluibizzi, ArTonic editor Jessica Holmes, and Managing Editor Charles Schultz will discuss the exhibitions Alexander Calder: Modern from the Start (MoMA, New York, through January 15, 2022) and You’ve Come A Long Way Baby: The Sapphire Show (Ortuzar Projects, New York, through July 31, 2021).

Check out the other events this week devoted to our sections Field NotesArt BooksBooks, and Music. Register below to one, some, or all of these events to receive selected materials for each episode.

Benjamin Carlos Clifford

Benjamin Carlos Clifford
Art historian and editor based in New York City, Benjamin Carlos Clifford received his Ph.D. from NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts in 2019, writing his dissertation on the controversial status of painting and its relation to a rhetoric of postmodernism that developed in the late 1970s. He has worked at the Jewish Museum and in MoMA’s Department of Photography, and has taught at NYU, Adelphi University, and Christie’s Education. Currently, he serves as an ArtSeen for the Brooklyn Rail, and is revising a chapter of his dissertation for publication.

Amanda Gluibizzi

This is a sunny portrait of the Rail's Art Editor, Amanda Gluibizzi with houses in the background and a blue sky. Gluibizzi is wearing a yellow shirt and sunglasses.
Formerly Associate Professor at Ohio State University, Amanda Gluibizzi is the founding Co-Director of the New Foundation for Art History (NFAH) and Artseen Editor for the Brooklyn Rail. She specializes in mid- and late-20th century art, design, and urbanism in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. Amanda is the author of Art and Design in 1960s New York (Anthem Press, 2021).

Jessica Holmes

Jessica Holmes
New York area-based writer, editor, and critic Jessica Holmes has been rooted in the art world for the past twenty years. Among other outlets, her writing features regularly in BOMB, Hyperallergic, The Observer, and the Brooklyn Rail, where she also edits the ArTonic column. Jessica is also Editor-in-Chief of Degree Critical. She’s contributed to numerous exhibition catalogues; most recently major texts may be found in Calder: From the Stony River to the Sky (Hauser & Wirth) and Žilvinas Kempinas (Ikon Gallery). From 1999-2018 she worked for the Calder Foundation, including 6 years serving as its Deputy Director, where she wrote and lectured widely on Alexander Calder’s life and work. Jessica holds an MFA in art criticism and writing from SVA.

Charles Schultz

Charles Schultz
Portrait drawing of Charles Schultz by Phong H. Bui
Writer and editor Charles Schultz is Managing Editor of the Brooklyn Rail.