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Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art

Critic Jerry Saltz
A Year in the Life of an Art Critic: The Good, the Bad, and the Very Bad
Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 7 p.m.

Jerry Saltz

Jerry Saltz
© Liam Crotty Photography

Watch the webcast of Jerry Saltz’s talk


Jerry Saltz is the senior art critic for New York Magazine and has been an energetic and persuasive voice in the art world for more than two decades. In 2006, Saltz was named Best Art Critic by Time Out New York and is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist for Criticism. Throughout his career, Saltz has written for a number of well-known publications, including the Village Voice, Frieze, Modern Painters, and Art in America. His Village Voice columns were compiled in two volumes, Seeing Out Loud: Village Voice Art Columns, 1998–2003, followed by Seeing Out Louder: Art Criticism, 2003–2009. He is co-editor of Sketchbook with Voices with Eric Fischl. Saltz was the sole advisor of the Whitney Biennial in 1995, and currently teaches at Columbia University, the School of Visual Arts, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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.