SoHo Arts Network Presents: Art + Criticism Public Talk

Presented by the SoHo Arts Network at Judd Foundation, the panel will discuss how important art criticism was to the burgeoning New York art community from the late 1950s through the mid 1970s, and will examine the historical and contemporary role of the art critic. The panel will also consider Donald Judd’s role historically as an artist and art critic. Judd published criticism in the 1950s and 1960s in ARTnews and Arts magazines, where he evaluated, on average, twenty exhibitions on a monthly basis. He later published longer form pieces on art, architecture, and politics in additional publications, including Art in America and Art Forum, among others.

Participants include Elizabeth Baker, former Editor-in-Chief of Art in AmericaMelissa Rachleff Burtt, professor at New York University’s Steinhardt school and curator of Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952–1965 at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery; and Phyllis Tuchman, art critic and biographer. The talk will be moderated by Sarah Douglas, Editor-in-Chief of ARTnews.

SoHo Arts Network Presents: Art + Criticism Public Talk
Judd Foundation
101 Spring Street, New York
Monday, March 27
7:00pm – 8:30pm 

Tickets can be reserved free of charge here.

This event is held in conjunction with Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952–1965 at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery, curated by Melissa Rachleff Burtt, professor at NYU’s Steinhardt school. On view through April 1, 2017.

ARTnews is the media partner for SoHo Arts Network Presents: Art + Criticism Public Talk.


About the SoHo Arts Network
The SoHo Arts Network (SAN) fosters collaboration between non-profit arts institutions and artistic leaders within the area of New York City’s SoHo neighborhood. Founded in 2014 by non-profit arts organizations, the network celebrates the rich history of SoHo’s unique creative community and advances the neighborhood’s continued cultural contributions to the lives of both residents and visitors. Further, it provides an important platform to increase awareness of the neighborhood’s continued importance as an arts district.

Members include Apex Art, Artists Space, Center for Architecture: AIA New York Chapter, Center for Italian Modern Art, Dia Art Foundation, The Drawing Center, The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation, HarvestWorks, Emily Harvey Foundation, ICP Museum, Judd Foundation, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New Museum, Recess, Storefront for Art and Architecture, and The Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Art Gallery.