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NY Times columnist and pianist speaks at UNCG April 3

The College of Visual and Performing Arts presents an evening with artist and writer Michael Kimmelman on Tuesday, April 3, at the Weatherspoon Art Museum Auditorium.

The lecture will be at 6 p.m., followed by a reception.

“How Culture Explains (Almost) Everything” is the topic of the talk.

Michael Kimmelman is an American author, critic, columnist and active performing pianist. He is the architecture critic for The New York Times and has written about public housing, public space, climate change, community development, infrastructure, urban design, landscape design and social responsibility.  

His New York Times best-selling book, “The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa,” explores art as life’s great passion, with the message that everyone has art in their lives, even if they haven’t learned how to recognize it.

Kimmelman’s lecture is made possible by gifts from Georgetown University professor Anna Harwell Celenza ’89 (dual majors in music and art) and by the Elizabeth Little Endowment for Lectures in Creativity.  

It is free and open to the public.  

Photo courtesy of Michael Kimmelman