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:
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.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Artists like Pablo Picasso, Jasper Johns and Egon Schiele created their best work before they were 30 — but how do current young Brooklyn artists stack up?
Friday, October 03, 2014
Sculpture is often overshadowed by painting, but two new shows might help change that.
Friday, September 19, 2014
The Metropolitan Museum has two new fountains, but some people don't like that they are named after David H. Koch.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Check out these highlights from WNYC art critic Deborah Solomon's top 10 art museums and "art neighborhoods" she's looking forward to visiting this season.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Alan Lehman dropped the word "art" from the museum's name and brought to NYC a painting of the Virgin Mary decorated with elephant dung. Now he's retiring.
Friday, September 05, 2014
WNYC art critic Deborah Solomon offers a preview of the shows she's anticipating — and the one she is dreading.
Friday, August 22, 2014
Garry Winogrand's retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum reminds us of the virtues of the style known as "straight photography."
Friday, August 08, 2014
Deaccessioning is "a little bit like burning your roof to heat your kitchen,” said WNYC art critic Deborah Solomon.