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SOLD OUT! Art is Life: Jerry Saltz

The MFA is pleased to welcome Jerry Saltz, Pulitzer Prize winner and senior art critic at New York Magazine, for an engaging talk about art, artists, and his new book, Art is Life. Saltz has been one of the most influential writers about art and artists for more than a quarter of a century. In his new book, Art is Life, Saltz draws on two decades of work to offer a real-time survey of contemporary art as a barometer of our times.

This program is part of the Museum Studies Institute series, the MFA’s internal “think tank” that encompasses all of the intellectual and creative imaginings generated from, and orbiting around, an encyclopedic art museum. Art museums preserve things—art objects that represent the highest aspirations of human kind—in perpetuity. Yet we do so amid the reality of a complex and ever-changing world. Lectures by renowned experts on the history of art museums, conversations on engaging topics, symposia examining current challenges—from climate change to inclusivity to new media—allow us to open up our internal discussions to engage our community in the conversation.

Jerry Saltz is the senior art critic at New York magazine and its entertainment site Vulture, and the author of the New York Times bestseller How to Be an Artist. In 2018, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. A frequent guest lecturer at major universities and museums, he has spoken at Harvard University, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and many other venues. Saltz has taught at Columbia University, Yale University, the Rhode Island School of Design, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and elsewhere. 

$10 for MFA Members; $20 for Not-Yet Members 
Registration Required 


Photo of Jerry Saltz © Celeste Sloman

Event Details

April 1, 2023

11 am–12 pm

Museum of Fine Arts – Marly Room

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