The 24 Best Art Magazine Covers of 2016


Kerry James Marshall’s “The Greats” cover of “T” magazine is a self portrait painted by the artist. | Image courtesy of Culture Type

From Culture Type

NOTHING BEATS LEAFING through the pages of a visually inspiring print publication, except perhaps that initial moment of spotting a compelling magazine cover on the newsstand or newly delivered to your mailbox. Over the past year, art magazines have selected winning images paying tribute to painter Kerry James Marshall, marking the historic opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, addressing the fractious political season, and more. The following 2016 magazine and journal covers were among the best and most notable of the year.

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