Deborah Solomon

Deborah Solomon is the art critic for WNYC. Her reviews appear on Morning Edition and The Brian Lehrer Show. Solomon is a longtime contributor to The New York Times, and she is also a prize-winning biographer. Her books include Jackson Pollock: A Biography and Utopia Parkway: The Life and Work of Joseph Cornell. She is currently writing a biography of the artist Jasper Johns. She lives on the Upper West Side with her husband, Kent Sepkowitz, and their corgi, Belle, a frequent visitor to the American Museum of Natural History dog run.

Deborah Solomon appears in the following:

Review: Holy Moholy!

Friday, May 27, 2016

A new exhibit at the Guggenheim explores the life's work of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, an artist who defied every boundary.

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Review: Nicole Eisenman’s 'Al-ugh-ories'

Friday, May 06, 2016

The show inserts the "ugh" into all the "aah's" of art history and mingles humor with actual attempts at beauty. 

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Review: Sol LeWitt Collected the Art of Everyone But Sol LeWitt

Friday, April 29, 2016

Some of the best art collections are put together by artists who swap work with each other. A new exhibit at the Drawing Center presents the works LeWitt gathered over time.


Review: Edgar Degas’s Fingerpaintings

Friday, March 25, 2016

A new exhibit at MoMA reveals a more modern and experimental artist than his reputation suggests.


Review: Japan’s Photographers Remember 3-11

Friday, March 11, 2016

"In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11" is an intelligent memorial commemorating the 5 year anniversary of Japan's triple disaster.

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Met Breuer Sneak Peek

Monday, March 07, 2016

Close your eyes and listen for a visual "sneak peek" of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's expansion to its third site, located at the former Whitney building on Madison at 74th Street.

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Review: More Than Just 'The Scream'

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Edvard Munch is perhaps best known for his image of a man caught in a swirl of agony. A new exhibit at the Neue Galerie explores the breadth of his work.


Review: Painter of the 1% (Before the Revolution)

Monday, February 15, 2016

The work of Vigée Le Brun is on view at the Met Museum of Art. It’s the first-ever retrospective in New York of the self-taught artist and the elite world she painted.


Review: Laura Poitras Exposes a New Secret: Her Art

Friday, February 05, 2016

Filmmaker, journalist — artist? The Whitney Museum offers new work by Laura Poitras, who is best known for helping intelligence analyst Edward Snowden leak state secrets.


Review: Drawing’s Golden Age in New York

Friday, January 29, 2016

Two new exhibits highlight the pleasure and thoughtfulness of drawings.

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Rocks for Non-Jocks

Friday, December 18, 2015

The Noguchi Museum explores the art of rocks and stones through the course of human history.

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Coney Island on my Mind

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.


Hanging with Frank Stella

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."


Two Shows to See in a Season Full of Openings

Friday, October 09, 2015

One exhibit focuses on money, politics and art in the Middle East. The other features a lesser-known Renaissance artist.

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What We Know (and Don't Know) about Photographs

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).


Picasso, Like You've Never Seen Before

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.

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Sweater-in-an-Art Museum Season Is Almost Upon Us

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.


These Giant Bagels Are the Comfort Food of Public Art

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.


If You're An Artist, It Pays to be in New York City

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?

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This American Art World

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?

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