Michael Kimmelman

FALL 2006

“Good art,” writes Michael Kimmelman, “is generous. It’s about opening our eyes, about encouraging people to look more closely at what’s around them.”

Chief art critic for the New York Times, New York Review of Books, and other publications, Kimmelman is also the author of two books: Portraits (1998), based on his conversations with artists at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Louvre in Paris, and The Accidental Masterpiece (2006), which sets out to prove that a life devoted to art is an artwork itself.