Jerry Saltz - "Art Is Life" - Michael Darling

Saturday, November 5, 2022 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Event Presenter/Author: 
Jerry Saltz

Jerry Saltz will discuss his new book Art Is Life: Icons & Iconoclasts, Visionaries & Vigilantes, & Flashes of Hope in the Night. He will be joined in conversation by Michael Darling

Presented in partnership with the Chicago Humanities Festival

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About the book: Jerry Saltz is one of our most-watched writers about art and artists, and a passionate champion of the importance of art in our shared cultural life. Since the 1990s he has been an indispensable cultural voice: witty and provocative, he has attracted contemporary readers to fine art as few critics have. An early champion of forgotten and overlooked women artists, he has also celebrated the pioneering work of African American, LGBTQ+, and other long-marginalized creators. Sotheby's Institute of Art has called him, simply, “the art critic.” 
With his signature blend of candor and conviction, Jerry Saltz argues in Art Is Life for the importance of the fearless artist—reminding us that art is a kind of channeled voice of human experience, a necessary window onto our times. The result is an openhearted and irresistibly readable appraisal by one of our most important cultural observers.

About the author: Jerry Saltz is the winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Criticism. He has been New York Magazine's Senior Art Critic since 2006. Previously, Saltz was the Senior Art Critic for The Village Voice. He has been a visiting critic at major museums and universities including Harvard, The Museum of Modern Art, The Guggenheim, Yale, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and many others. 

About the interlocutor: Michael Darling is Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer of Museum Exchange, a position he has held since March 2021. 

Event Location: 
Music Box Theatre Chicago
3733 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60613