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Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art

Adam Gopnik
What Makes American Art American?
Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 7 p.m.

Adam Gopnick

Adam Gopnik

Adam Gopnik is an award-winning American critic, essayist, commentator, and journalist. A writer for The New Yorker, Gopnik is also a regular contributor to National Public Radio and a frequent guest on the Charlie Rose show. Gopnik began writing for The New Yorker in 1986 and was named the magazine's art critic in 1987. In addition to numerous fiction and humor pieces, book reviews, profiles, and reporting pieces, he has published several collections of essays and nonfiction books, including Paris to the Moon (2000), and Through the Children's Gate: A Home in New York (2006). Gopnik, the recipient of three National Magazine Awards for Essays and Criticism and a George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting, lives and works in New York City.

The Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art are held in the museum's Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium, located at 8th and G Streets, NW. All lectures begin at 7 p.m. Limited space; tickets required. Pick up free tickets beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the museum's G Street Lobby.

Listen to a webcast of Adam Gopnik's talk, which took place Wednesday, October 10, 2012.