- Chief Art & Architecture Critic, New York Times -

Michael Kimmelman was the New York Times' longtime chief art critic – "the most acute American art critic of his generation," in the words of the Australian writer Robert Hughes. Since 2011 he has been the NYT architecture critic and has written on issues of public housing, public space, infrastructure, community development and social responsibility, including stories on redevelopment after Hurricane Sandy, as well as on public space and protest in Turkey, Rio and post-revolutionary Cairo, among other issues at home and overseas. His work as a critic and writer has helped to reshape policy and the public debate about urbanism, architecture and architectural criticism. A Pulitzer Prize finalist, Kimmelman is the author of The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa and Portraits: Talking with Artists at the Met, the Modern, the Louvre and Elsewhere, which was named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Guatemalan tamales by Doña Luba.

Friday, 6 March 2015 // noon

Event presented by the UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts Center for Urban Ecologies / Blum Cross-Border Initiative. Discussion is part of the 2014-2015 Civic Imagination Series, a collaboration between the UC San Diego Center for Urban Ecologies in the Visual Arts Department and the UC San Diego Center on Global Justice.


Photo Credits:
Michael Kimmelman (detail)
Photo by Matej Stransky

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