Alexandra Schwartz is the founding curator of contemporary art at the Montclair Art Museum. Previously she was a curator at the Museum of Modern Art. She is author of Ed Ruscha's Los Angeles.
"The essays . . . are engaging . . . backs its insights up with enough visuals to earn readers' attention." - Publisher's Weekly
"Invaluable to all students and scholars seeking an art historical account of contemporary art." - J. H. Noonan, CHOICE
"A solid summary of American art of a recent decade, as curated by the major museums." - Kathryn Wekselman, Library Journal
"Engaging, especially when addressing topics that remain urgent today, such as net art and the representation of black artists. Seeing the visual creations laid out from Schwartz’s perspective, the decade appears energetic and imaginative again." - Publishers Weekly