New York Times Culture Critic and Foreign Correspondent in town Thursday

For the 2012 Fingerman Lecture, New York Times Culture Critic and Foreign Correspondent, Michael Kimmelman will be giving a FREE lecture at the Des Moines Art Center this Thursday, April 19th at 6:30 pm. 

Kimmelman has had an amazing writing career to date. Read this bit about his accomplishments, pulled from the Des Moines Art Center’s website:

Michael Kimmelman’s talk is an intimate and story-filled reflection on his path from The New York Times’s Chief Art Critic, trawling the world’s museums and galleries; to Foreign Correspondent (based in Berlin), reinventing cultural reporting from Marseille to Gaza to Berlin and Istanbul; all of which prepared the way for his current post as Architecture Critic, writing about issues of urban policy and how we live. In the process, Mr. Kimmelman will also talk about the role of criticism today and the issues facing cities at a time when society and the global economy are rapidly changing.

Since he returned to New York from Europe in autumn 2011, Michael Kimmelman has been reshaping the public debate about urbanism, architecture, and architectural criticism. In the few  brief months he has occupied the position of chief architecture critic for The New York Times, he has started a kind of revolution, focusing on issues of public space, housing for the poor, slums redevelopment, parks, and infrastructure. It has been the latest surprise in a career of dizzying changes and accomplishments. Read more.

Never miss a free lecture at the Des Moines Art Center. NEVER. Let the Art Center know you’re coming. Email them how many seats you’ll need:



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