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Thursday, Aug 2, 2012

Talk and Book Signing with New York Times Critic Michael Kimmelman

The Hyde Collection Art Museum and Historic House invites you to enjoy their August Summer Luncheon with guest speaker, author, and critic Michael Kimmelman. It takes place at 11:30am on Tuesday, August 21, 2012, at the Saratoga National Golf Club, Saratoga Springs.

Yale and Harvard University educated, and trained as a pianist, Kimmelman started at the New York Times as a music critic and then moved into art. He has written at length about, among others, the artists Richard Serra, Michael Heizer, Lucian Freud, Raymond Pettibon, and Matthew Barney along with the architects Shigeru Ban, Peter Zumthor, and Oscar Niemeyer.

In 2007, Kimmelman created the column Abroad, and worked as a foreign correspondent covering culture, political, and social affairs across Europe and elsewhere. He returned from Europe in

2011 as The New York Times senior art critic and chief architecture critic.

Kimmelman will be discussing his career working for The New York Times, including his varied experiences with foreign culture, from the crackdown on cultural freedom in Vladimir Putin's Russia and life in Gaza under Hamas to N├ęgritude in France and bullfighting in contemporary Spain.

Kimmelman's book, Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa will be available for purchase and signing.

For details or reservations please contact Kara, Development Associate-Special Events, at 518-

792-1761, ext. 23, or kshier@hydecollection.org. Tickets are $55 per person.


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