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:
Friday, September 16, 2016
Plus "How to Get Free Art Swag!" At two new exhibits, one introduces you to an artist you should know (but probably don't). The other lets you touch the art, even take it home.
Friday, July 29, 2016
It should be at the Metropolitan Museum rather than the Bronx Museum.
Friday, July 15, 2016
A marvelous show of Diane Arbus’s early and never-seen work confirms her reputation as a total original.
Friday, June 24, 2016
The International Center of Photography rejects its own history in an effort to be digitally-correct.
Friday, June 10, 2016
A new exhibit of his work presents him as a forerunner of the artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, March 25, 2016
A new exhibit at MoMA reveals a more modern and experimental artist than his reputation suggests.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, January 29, 2016
Two new exhibits highlight the pleasure and thoughtfulness of drawings.
Friday, December 18, 2015
The Noguchi Museum explores the art of rocks and stones through the course of human history.
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).