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:

What's New at MoMA

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

What's new at MoMA?

What Art to See on Your NYC Staycation (Plus What to Do If It's Too Hot to Leave the Apartment)

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Staying in NYC for the holiday weekend? Get cultured with art critic Deborah Solomon and see some art.

Review: A Better Basquiat Show

Friday, June 28, 2019

Chaédria LaBouvier is the first solo black woman to curate an exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum.

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Review: Edmund de Waal’s Family of Objects

Friday, May 31, 2019

The British potter bonds affectionately with the Frick.


Review: The Whitney Biennial Cops Out

Friday, May 17, 2019

When action is needed, it settles for fuzzy warmth, says WNYC art critic Deborah Solomon.

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Review: Another Grand Win for Winogrand

Friday, May 03, 2019

The Brooklyn Museum unveils his unknown, unshown, gorgeous color photographs.

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Review: Lincoln Kirstein and the Modern Man

Friday, March 15, 2019

A fascinating new show at MoMA rehabilitates a memorable aesthete.


Review: Genji Arrives in New York

Friday, March 08, 2019

A fascinating show at the Metropolitan Museum puts a feminist spin on a Japanese classic.

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Review: Peter Brant Opens a Flashy New Museum in the East Village

Friday, March 01, 2019

Think of the space as Basquiat headquarters.

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Review: Some New Faces at the Frick

Friday, February 22, 2019

Giovanni Battista Moroni painted the best tailor ever.

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Review: Lucio Fontana and the Forward Slash

Friday, February 01, 2019

A new show at the Met Breuer revisits post-war Italy.

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Review: Arlene Shechet Goes Public

Friday, December 21, 2018

See her anti-monumental monument in Madison Square Park.


Review: The Met Museum Gives Acres of New Space to Abstract Art

Friday, December 14, 2018

But the exhibition, “Epic Abstraction,” is insufficiently epic.


Review: A Warhol for the 21st Century

Friday, November 09, 2018

A new retrospective at the Whitney Museum is less interested in celebrity worship than in serious and timely subjects in a remarkably handsome and topical show.


Review: The Master of Menace

Friday, October 19, 2018

Bruce Nauman’s MoMA retrospective speaks to the fears of the present.

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Review: The Upward Spiral of Hilma af Klint

Friday, October 12, 2018

The Guggenheim’s show sends her to the head of the class.

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Review: Sarah Lucas Is One Great Badass

Friday, September 28, 2018

Her show at the New Museum reinvents sculpture for the #MeToo generation.


Review: The Other Bauhaus

Friday, September 21, 2018

Professor Chagall and Professor Malevich emerge as archrivals in fascinating new show at the Jewish Museum.


Delacroix Without ‘Liberty’

Friday, September 14, 2018

The Met’s show only half-wows.

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