Art critic Saltz to speak in Rockport
Rockport — The Center for Maine Contemporary Art will present Jerry Saltz, senior art critic for New York magazine and judge on Bravo TV’s “Work of Art,” for an illustrated lecture Sunday, Aug. 12, at 5 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. Saltz is CMCA’s 60th anniversary Distinguished Lecturer and his talk is titled Art and the Art World Today: How They Got That Way and What We Do About It. An Art Critic Unloads.
Tickets are $15, $12 for CMCA members and students. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. People are highly encouraged to purchase tickets ahead of time; they are available online at cmcanow.org or by calling CMCA at 236-2875.
Articulate, funny, and known for his passionate opinions about contemporary art, Saltz is not afraid to speak his mind. He has been part of the New York art world for more than 20 years and knows the ins and outs and what's good and what's not.
Saltz has lectured at Harvard, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the St. Louis Museum of Art, the Walker Art Center, the Art Institute of Chicago and many other venues. He has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Criticism three times. Saltz also is a visiting critic at Columbia and Yale universities and was the sole advisor for the 1995 Whitney Biennial.
The event is supported by Mathias Fine Art; CMCA’s major media sponsor is Maine Home + Design. The Center for Maine Contemporary Art is a nonprofit organization advancing contemporary art in Maine through exhibitions and educational programs.
Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.