Harnessing the innovative potential of digital technologies, Panorama offers open access to groundbreaking scholarship on visual and material culture. We embrace the study of the diverse artistic production that circulates within and beyond the constructed geographies of what is now the United States.
We value and model collaboration, inclusivity, and dialogue in our content, presentation formats, and contributors. Our publication—which offers texts of varying lengths authored by leading and emerging thinkers—serves specialists, students at various levels, and lifelong learners.
Panorama is published twice a year, with past issues archived on the journal website. In addition to peer-reviewed feature articles, Panorama publishes the following editor-reviewed sections: In the Round, suites of scholarly articles on a common theme; Research Notes, shorter scholarly articles about research discoveries or developing projects; Colloquium, a section pairing short scholarly and polemical texts with responses from academics, curators, critics, and other interpreters of American art and visual culture; Digital Dialogues, reviews and reflections on the digital work that is impacting American art history; and Book and Exhibition Reviews. All content is available on our site immediately in full-text format for free without embargo. The University of Minnesota Libraries preserves the content of Panorama using standard methodologies and preservation technologies.
Panorama, the official journal of the Association of Historians of American Art, is supported in part by its membership. Founded in 2012 by a group of art historians wishing to take advantage of the possibilities of open-access digital publishing for developing new research and scholars in our field, Panorama has benefited from initial and sustained support from the Henry Luce Foundation, which provided a start-up grant in its inaugural year and has continued to support the journal from its inception. It has also received major funding the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Terra Foundation for American Art, and the Wyeth Foundation for American Art.
October 18, 2023: Panorama receives major grant from Mellon Foundation