Gray D. Boone--a move that led to a decided shift to increased coverage of the performing and visual arts, though primarily the latter. The move was explained by Boone as being "symbolic and a very real reminder that America's arts are not only in one place. America's arts are everywhere, and we intend more than ever to reflect that fact." 9 The emphasis on the visual and performing arts was evident in the new serial features "Museums You've Never Heard Of" and "USArts: Strategies for the 80's," which respectively featured lesser-known museums and art collections, even corporate collections on occasion and reports on the art scene in a particular city or state. In addition to the art coverage, dance and theater also receive regular, if not serial, coverage. So, essentially Horizon has thus far changed from a publication that was intended to educate and re-educate its audience in the traditional humanistic disciplines, to a slick commentator on the urban scene, to one that amounts to a museum-reporting organ enhanced by an occasional article of substance. 10 Its circulation has dropped by more than two-thirds over the years, so its readership is not a large one. What the next change will be for Horizon, only time can tell. One can only hope for a return to the emphases of earlier years.
Austell, Rhett. "A Message from the Publisher." Horizon, July 1977, insert.
Boone, Gray D. "New Ownership, New Opportunity." Horizon, December 1978, p. 6.
Katz, Bill, and Linda Sternberg Katz. Magazines for Libraries. 4th ed. New York: R. R. Bowker, 1982.
Standard Periodical Directory. 11th ed., 1988.