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Deborah Solomon

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:

Laura Poitras Exposes a New Secret: Her Art

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.

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Review: Drawing’s Golden Age in New York

Friday, January 29, 2016

Two new exhibits highlight the pleasure and thoughtfulness of drawings.

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Rocks for Non-Jocks

Friday, December 18, 2015

The Noguchi Museum explores the art of rocks and stones through the course of human history.

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Coney Island on my Mind

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.

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Hanging with Frank Stella

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."

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Two Shows to See in a Season Full of Openings

Friday, October 09, 2015

One exhibit focuses on money, politics and art in the Middle East. The other features a lesser-known Renaissance artist.

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What We Know (and Don't Know) about Photographs

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).

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Picasso, Like You've Never Seen Before

Monday, September 14, 2015

A new exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art features sculptures that span his entire career, including some works that have been shown in the U.S.

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Sweater-in-an-Art Museum Season Is Almost Upon Us

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Fall is coming, be sure of it. Our high-speed culture vulture round table covers all the best things to see, hear and experience next season, from stand-up comedy to classical music.

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These Giant Bagels Are the Comfort Food of Public Art

Friday, August 28, 2015

Swedish artist Hanna Liden has installed bagel sculptures along Hudson River Park, which art critic Deborah Solomon calls devoid of angst or alienation — kind of like breakfast itself.

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If You're An Artist, It Pays to be in New York City

Friday, July 10, 2015

New York City museums and galleries choose art that influences other institutions in America. But they're biased toward — New York art. So how do other artists make it in?

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This American Art World

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?

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Basquiat and Lawrence as Social Activists

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.

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The Woman in Gold: Masterpiece or Meh?

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.

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Lincoln, the Jews and Sore Feet

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. 

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Screen Versus Self in the Museum

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.

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A 200-Year Selfie Obsession

Friday, January 30, 2015

Artists have been painting themselves for centuries. A new show presents the good, the bad and the ugly.  

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The Inflammatory Art of Cartoons

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.

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Protest Photos Are the Best Art of 2014

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.

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Madame Cezanne: Muse or Object?

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Paul Cezanne hid his relationship with Hortense Fiquet for 17 years — but featured her in 29 paintings.

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