At a well stocked book store, I can flip through magazines unsure the best investment. Recently I subscribed to Shots magazine, which a wonderful black and white juried photography magazine. It provides fresh photos on a monthly basis around a theme.
At my photo review, one of the reviewers referred me to Art in America. The magazine covers all genres. The ads are just as important and enjoyable as the articles. Included in ads this month is info about the Houston Fine Art Fair Sept 16-18 search http://www.houstonfineartfair.com/. Many galleries and museums paid for full and half page ads. The images give a nice overview of the art scene. There is much to learn from the text in the magazine. After pursuing the current issue you will feel in the know. Openings, book reviews, and job appointments are all included. I especially like the Call for Artists+Competitions in the very back. Take a look: http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/.