popular lecture series, Open VISIONS Forum (OVF), welcomes Michael Kimmelman, chief art critic and columnist for The New York Times, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, at the . Kimmelman will speak about “How Culture Explains (Almost) Everything.” Tickets are $45.
The OVF audience is invited to attend a post lecture reception in Fairfield University’s recently opened Bellarmine Museum of Art in Bellarmine Hall on campus. This Arts & Minds presentation is part of Fairfield University’s yearlong focus on Global Citizenship.
Moderating the event is OVF director Dr. Philip Eliasoph. Joining him and Kimmelman for a discussion prior to opening the event up to the audience will be three students from Fairfield University’s department of visual and performing arts.
Based in Berlin since fall 2007, Kimmelman writes the Abroad column on culture and society across Europe, covering, among other things, the crackdown on cultural freedom in Putin’s Russia, the resurgence of negritude in France and the arts under Hamas in Gaza. He also writes frequently for The New York Times Magazine and is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books.
A pianist, he has hosted various television features and has appeared prominently in the 2007 documentary film “My Kid Could Paint That.” His book “The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa” was a national bestseller, described by Time magazine as a “transcendent experience.” Another Kimmelman book, “Portraits: Talking with Artists at the Met, the Modern, the Louvre and Elsewhere,” was named as a notable book of the year by The Washington Post and The New York Times, and a best book of the year by Publisher’s Weekly.
Submitted by Fairfield University