April 19, 2012 / 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Fingerman Lecture 2012
Author, Critic, Columnist, Pianist
This lecture is currently at capacity; any unclaimed seats by be taken at the start of the lecture.
FROM NEW YORK TO EUROPE AND BACK AGAIN
Michael Kimmelman's talk is an intimate and story-filled reflection on his path from
The New York Times's Chief Art Critic, trawling the world's museums and galleries; to Foreign
Correspondent (based in Berlin), reinventing cultural reporting from Marseille to Gaza to Berlin
and Istanbul; all of which prepared the way for his current post as Architecture Critic, writing
about issues of urban policy and how we live. In the process, Mr. Kimmelman will also talk
about the role of criticism today and the issues facing cities at a time when society and the
global economy are rapidly changing.
Mr. Kimmelman’s book The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa will be
sold in the Museum Shop and a book signing will immediately follow the lecture in the lobby.
This lecture is the twenty-third in the series made possible through generous gifts
by Louis and Lois Fingerman.