Award-winning author and critic Michael Kimmelman, who has been described as “the most acute American art critic of his generation,” will read from his work on Thursday, April 7th, 2016 at 8:00 pm in Wesleyan University’s Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown, CT.
Kimmelman is the architecture critic for The New York Times and a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books who writes on issues of public housing, public space, infrastructure, community development, and social responsibility. A Pulitzer Prize finalist, he is the author of Portraits: Talking with Artists at the Met, the Modern, the Louvre and Elsewhere, which was named a Best Book of the Year by The Times and The Washington Post. His most recent book, The Accidental Masterpiece, which Time magazine described as “transcendent,” was a New York Times bestseller.
Date: Thursday, April 7
Time: 8-9 PM
Place: Russell House
More info about Kimmelman after the cut.
The longtime chief art critic for The New York Times, he was also a foreign correspondent for the Times from 2007-2011. Based in Berlin, he covered cultural, political, and social affairs across Europe and elsewhere. Since his return to New York in 2011 his writing on architectural and urban issues at home and overseas has helped reshape policy and public debate about urbanism, architecture, and architectural criticism. He is also a concert pianist who performs as a soloist and with chamber groups in New York and Europe.