Deborah Solomon is WNYC’s art critic and the author of several books, including American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell.
Deborah Solomon appears in the following:
Friday, November 20, 2015
Most of us feel we know Coney Island, even if we've never spent much time there. The enduring memory of America's 'Dreamland' on display at the Brooklyn Museum.
Friday, October 30, 2015
A new retrospective of the artist throws out the usual, chronological order and mixes older works with recent ones. The result is "thrilling."
Friday, October 09, 2015
One exhibit focuses on money, politics and art in the Middle East. The other features a lesser-known Renaissance artist.
Friday, September 25, 2015
Three new shows at the Jewish Museum explore the power of photographs and the stories they tell (and what we tell ourselves).
Monday, September 14, 2015
A new exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art features sculptures that span his entire career, including some works that have been shown in the U.S.
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Fall is coming, be sure of it. Our high-speed culture vulture round table covers all the best things to see, hear and experience next season, from stand-up comedy to classical music.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Swedish artist Hanna Liden has installed bagel sculptures along Hudson River Park, which art critic Deborah Solomon calls devoid of angst or alienation — kind of like breakfast itself.
Friday, July 10, 2015
New York City museums and galleries choose art that influences other institutions in America. But they're biased toward — New York art. So how do other artists make it in?
Thursday, May 14, 2015
As this week marks the first ever billion dollar week in art sales, how is the new Whitney meeting Michelle Obama's mandate to democratize art in America?
Friday, April 10, 2015
Two new exhibits show how Jean-Michel Basquiat and Jacob Lawrence fought to portray the African-American experience in a white art world.
Friday, April 03, 2015
Neue Gallerie founder Ronald Lauder, who bought this painting for $135 million, says it’s the best in the museum’s collection. But WNYC's art critic says it's pretty underwhelming.
Friday, March 20, 2015
A new exhibit shows the American president opposed anti-Semitism, which was rampant even among the generals in the Union army, and relied on a Jewish doctor to cure his troubled toes.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
"Do we exist or are our lives on the screen more authentic than what takes place everyday in our kitchen?" asks art critic Deborah Solomon after visiting the New Museum's Triennial.
Friday, January 30, 2015
Artists have been painting themselves for centuries. A new show presents the good, the bad and the ugly.
Friday, January 09, 2015
Art Critic Deborah Solomon explains why the caricatures in the French magazine Charlie Hebdo can be so hard to take and how they relate to the new art show by filmmaker John Waters.
Friday, December 12, 2014
The pictures of die-ins posted by ordinary citizens on Twitter offer a new visual language and connect with an emotional moment.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Paul Cezanne hid his relationship with Hortense Fiquet for 17 years — but featured her in 29 paintings.
Friday, November 14, 2014
Pace and Gagosian both have large exhibitions on the work of the Spanish master.
Friday, October 31, 2014
It’s been 15 years since the mayor threatened to cut funding to the Brooklyn Museum over Chris Ofili’s painting of a black Virgin Mary covered in feces.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Art critic and author Deborah Solomon, with artist Eric Fischl, look back on 2006 and how big money has affected NYC's art market and artists.