New York Times chief art critic to lecture April 3 at Snite

Author: Shannon Roddel


Michael Kimmelman, chief art critic for The New York Times, will present a lecture titledThe Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versaat2:30 p.m.April 3 (Sunday) in the Annenberg Auditorium of the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame.The talk is free and open to the public.

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, Kimmelman is the author of a forthcoming book with the same title as his lecture, as well as ofPortraits: Talking with Artists at the Met, the Modern, the Louvre and Elsewhere,which was named a best book of the year by The Times and The Washington Post.

Kimmelman, a former senior fellow in the National Arts Journalism Program atColumbiaUniversity, was graduated fromYaleUniversityin 1980 and earned his masters degree fromHarvardUniversity.

The lecture will be part of an opening reception for the Snites annual student thesis exhibition, featuring video, industrial and graphic design projects, as well as paintings, drawings, photography, prints, ceramics and sculpture.

* Contact: * Gina Costa,SniteMuseumof Art, 574-631-4720, _ _

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