William S. Smith. Photo: Katherine McMahon.

William S. Smith Named Editor of Art in America

Artnews reports that William S. Smith, who has been the interim editor of Art in America since Lindsay Pollock’s departure in May, is now the magazine’s editor. “Under Will’s leadership and editorial vision and as a pioneer in the field of digital publishing, I’m confident Art in America will continue to connect with current readers, and appeal to a new generation of art lovers,” said Peter M. Brant, owner of Art Media Holdings, the parent company of Art in America and many other publications, including Artnews. Smith is a founding editor of the online arts and culture journal Triple Canopy. He has been with Art in America since 2013.

“I was intrigued to come from Triple Canopy, an innovative digital publishing platform, to the more traditional stalwart, Art in America,” said Smith. He added that, in his new role, he will be “connecting with the tradition of the magazine, as well as pointing the way forward.”