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.


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.


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. 


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.


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.


Review: Calder Without the Circus

Friday, June 09, 2017

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