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, January 13, 2017
Not the place, but a vanished era in New York City's cultural history when the art scene was still centered in Greenwich Village.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Pablo Picasso said “Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.” In a political era where it’s impossible to tell fact from fiction, we could use all the help we can get...
Friday, December 09, 2016
The Brooklyn Museum celebrates the 10th anniversary of its Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art with a series of exhibitions and public programs through early 2018.
Friday, November 18, 2016
The Museum of Modern Art embraces Francis Picabia in all his contradictions.
Thursday, November 03, 2016
In her solo show at the New Museum, you see digitally-manipulated imagery projected on the floor, on the ceiling, in anonymous corners, even on 3,000 dangling LED lights.
Friday, October 28, 2016
You can become a super-hot artist at age 61 with works of art that are both well-painted and make a point.
Friday, October 21, 2016
The Metropolitan Museum Atones for Henry Geldzahler’s Mistake.
Friday, October 14, 2016
A first of its kind exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York examines the history of gay culture in New York.
Friday, October 07, 2016
Agnes Martin, whose retrospective at the Guggenheim may be one of the two or three best shows in New York this season, is known as a 1970s Minimalist. She was anything but.
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.