JAC is the first undergraduate journal in print devoted to art criticism. Founded in New York at Barnard College during the fall of 2015, the journal is published annually to include critical writing and art centered around a contemporary theme. Connecting the ideas of students across institutions, the journal is also a network of young and established critics. While students create, review, and edit work for JAC, a group of alumni and professionals support production.

We stock print copies in NY at McNally Jackson (SoHo and Williamsburg) and are collected by the Barnard College Library and the MoMA Library.

To have your work considered for publication in print or online, please submit here.

Mira Dayal

Ruby Guralnik Dawes

Lilly Cao, Karen Cheng, Isabel Gilmour, Ben Helscher, Anna McColley and Olivia Miller

Design Directors
Eli Duncan and Annie Poole

Copy Editor
Elisabeth McLaughlin

JAC logo and founding art direction by Suze Myers, 2015.


Interested in joining JAC?

Applications are open for the board of 2021-2022, apply here!

The Journal of Art Criticism
Founded at Barnard College in New York