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:

Review: Learning Your Latina

Friday, April 13, 2018

“Radical Women” at the Brooklyn Museum is thankfully fun and unpreachy.

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Review: Pencil This In

Friday, April 06, 2018

April brings major drawing shows by Cy Twombly and Terry Winters.

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Review: The Met Learns to Love Its Body

Friday, March 23, 2018

Powerful and bizarre in equal measure, the new show at the Met Breuer mingles acknowledged masterworks with undisguised kitsch.

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Review: The Whitney’s Museum New Fun Couple

Friday, March 02, 2018

Grant Wood and Zoe Leonard form a surprisingly exciting pair.

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Review: Heading Downtown with Peter Hujar

Friday, February 16, 2018

The late photographer looks first-rate at the Morgan Library.

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Review: Joseph Cornell and Juan Gris: Art’s New Odd Couple

Friday, January 26, 2018

A small, delightful exhibition of Cornell’s work has just opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that explores how one artist can inspire another one.

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Review: What’s Doing in the Chelsea Galleries

Friday, December 15, 2017

Do we want to glimpse infinity, or just a coffee cup?

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Review: The Master of the Chair

Friday, December 01, 2017

The Met Museum's David Hockney show makes domesticity exciting.

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Review: A Shore Thing

Friday, November 17, 2017

The photographer Stephen Shore gets a much-deserved MoMA retrospective.

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Review: Michelangelo Minus the Pieta

Friday, November 10, 2017

A show of his chalk drawings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art enchants.

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Review: Jimmie Durham’s Inimitable Mix of Poetry and Politics

Friday, November 03, 2017

His retrospective show at the Whitney Museum deserves to be a hit.

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Review: It Only Took 78 Years

Friday, October 27, 2017

Carolee Schneemann Belatedly Gets Her Due at MoMA PS1.

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Fall Culture Moment: Art

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Museum and gallery shows to watch out for this fall.

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Review: Ai Weiwei Is Way, Way Ambitious

Friday, October 13, 2017

His citywide installation is timely and noble but lacks sculptural power.

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Review: Re-thinking American Post-War Art

Friday, September 29, 2017

Exhibitions of Ad Reinhardt and Ruth Asawa tweak art history. 

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Review: Off the Grid

Friday, September 15, 2017

The Met’s new “Delirious” show is not delirious enough.

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I’ll Have a Magnum of Magnum, Please

Friday, July 21, 2017

The photographic agency celebrates 70 years of documentary images.

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Review: The Artist Ugo Rondinone Wins the Award for World’s Best Spouse

Friday, June 23, 2017

And "Dial-A-Poem," created in 1969, returns for the summer of 2017.

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Review: Uncle Sam Wants You (To Look at Art)!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Hats off to the New-York Historical Society for doing a novel show.

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Review: Calder Without the Circus

Friday, June 09, 2017

A stunning show at the Whitney Museum makes Calder new again.

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