Venerable publication Art in America announced on Tuesday that William S. Smith would be its new editor in chief, effective immediately.
Smith, formerly a senior editor for the publication and the interim editor in chief since the departure of Lindsay Pollack, joined the publication in 2013 as associate editor. Smith is the publication’s seventh editor.
The appointment of Smith is pivotal to the publication’s digital future. In 2007, Smith was founding editor of the critically acclaimed digital and print publisher Triple Canopy, known for its depth of online content and eclectic public events.
In a story for ARTnews announcing his appointment, Smith stated he wanted readers to “engage with this intellectual tradition in new and innovative ways, whether online, in print, or through live events.”
Art in America was founded in 1912 and became a home for in-depth criticism and original design, hosting work from writers such as Dave Hickey, and artists like Cindy Sherman and Alexander Calder.
Smith hopes to continue the tradition of quality international coverage at the publication, while also offering a platform for a diversity of voices in the art world.
Art Media Holdings, LLC, which owns Art In America, is also the parent company of ARTnews,Modern and The Magazine Antiques.