Deborah Solomon is WNYC’s art critic and the author of several books, including American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell.
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Friday, June 27, 2014
The artist's major retrospective is his first in New York City, and also the last for the museum's Marcel Breuer building uptown before it moves to the meatpacking district next year.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
You’ve seen pictures, at least, of “Trying to Remember the Color of the Sky on that September Morning,” the giant wall of blue paper tiles at the 9-11 Memorial Musuem. Now Spencer Finch is about to unveil a large-scale installation at the Morgan Library.
Friday, June 06, 2014
Robert De Niro is hoping to bring national acclaim to his late father with a new documentary and gallery show in New York.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Kara Walker's installation at the soon-to-be-demolished Domino Sugar Factory features a 75-foot-long, 35-foot-tall sphinx made out of sugar.
Friday, May 09, 2014
You may not be able to afford a $20 million Andy Warhol, but don’t despair. You can get a $20 Warhol T-shirt.
Friday, May 02, 2014
An exhibit of Ai Weiwei's work is up at the Brooklyn Museum. Deborah Solomon, art critic for WNYC, talks about the show, "According to What?" and the artist's work. Evan Osnos, staff writer for The New Yorker, and author of Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China, talks about the artist's message and politics in China.
Friday, April 18, 2014
Is he a great artist, or just a great social activist?
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Many painting and sculpture masterpieces wouldn't exist if it weren't for a model who posed for hours, or even days. But life for these muses didn't always go well.
Friday, March 21, 2014
American artists rarely express regret in their work, but a new show at MoMa featuring Jasper Johns, perhaps America's most celebrated living artist, grapples with darker material.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
A new show at MoMA highlights the French artist’s rarely-seen woodblock prints and woodcarvings.
Friday, February 21, 2014
The art movement has never before had a retrospective at an American museum, largely owing to its ties to Mussolini and the controversial views of its founder, who denounced museums, women, film and even pasta.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Pawel Althamer's show at the New Museum includes a floor where the public is invited to draw with him.
Friday, February 07, 2014
A gallery at the Queens Museum is stocked with 22 bunk beds. That's where the audience sits for a performance by formerly homeless people about their experiences.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
A veteran American photographer is getting her first major museum retrospective. Carrie Mae Weems' work, now at the Guggenheim Museum, focuses mostly on issues facing African Americans, such as racism and personal identity.
Friday, January 17, 2014
An upcoming museum exhibition and film remind us that German dictator Adolf Hitler declared a war on modern art, branding it as "degenerate," seizing it from private owners, and often selling it to help finance the Third Reich.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Vergne is the second New York art leader in four years to be lured west by L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art. WNYC's art critic Deborah Solomon says the pick was a complete surprise.
Friday, December 20, 2013
2013 was the year when New Yorkers stood in line for up to eight hours to go through a rainy, dark room. It was also the year when a painting of a tiny bird from the 1600's drew record crowds to a local museum. And when a famous rotunda was filled with anything but light.
Friday, December 13, 2013
Museums usually mount exhibits featuring one artist. Or a period in history. Or an art movement. But for the first time in its history, the Museum of Modern Art is devoting an exhibition to an art dealer.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Thanks to Donna Tartt's new novel, The Goldfinch, record crowds are flocking to the Frick Collection on the Upper East Side to see a small painting of a bird created almost 400 years ago.
Friday, July 19, 2013
From the line for Cronuts to the line for MoMA's Rain Room, there's a lot of waiting going on this summer. What's the longest you've waited on a line (or in a line), and what's your limit? Call in to 212-433-WNYC, 212-433-9692, and tell us where you draw the line for lines. Art critic and WNYC contributor Deborah Solomon talks about what's worth waiting for in the New York art scene this summer.