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Lyme Academy of Fine Arts Hosts a Lecture by Jerry Saltz, Pulitzer Prize Winner and Senior Art Critic at New York Magazine

March 4, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Lyme Academy of Fine Arts is pleased to host a lecture by Jerry Saltz, Pulitzer Prize winner and senior art critic at New York Magazine, who will speak as part of the Lyme Academy’s ongoing lecture series. This program was created to welcome creative leaders and influencers in the world of art to speak on their craft.  Saltz will share his inspiring insight, experience and story with Lyme Academy students and the public.

Saltz is the senior art critic at New York Magazine and its entertainment site, Vulture. He was an art critic for The Village Voice from 1998 until 2007, when he joined New York magazine, and was nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize during his tenure there. He is the winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Criticism and the 2019 National Magazine Award.  A frequent guest lecturer, Saltz has spoken at the Guggenheim, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, Harvard, Yale, Columbia, the Rhode Island School of Design and the Art Institute of Chicago, among others.

“We are thrilled that Jerry Saltz will be coming to speak at the Lyme Academy in the midst of his national book tour to sold out crowds around the country”, says Melissa Barbieri, artist and Trustee at Lyme Academy. “As an artist, I can tell you that no one speaks more compellingly or with more heart about artists and the art world than Jerry Saltz. What an honor to have him join us.”

Saltz authored a New York Times Bestseller “How To Be An Artist” brimming with inspiration, rules, prompts and practical tips for emerging artists and creatives.  He recently published his book, “Life is Art” (Nov. 2022) which will be offered for sale ($30 SRP) before or after the lecture at de Gerenday’s Fine Art Materials and Curiosities on the campus of Lyme Academy, South entrance, or online at degerendays.com.

For more information, please go to the Lyme Academy website: https://lymeacademy.edu/event/jerrysaltz/.


Schedule of Events:

1-2pm – Pre-Event “Bagels and Coffee” with Jerry in the Chauncey-Stillman Gallery. The pre-event is free and open to students, staff, faculty, and board members. Anyone who purchases Jerry Saltz’s book from de Gerenday’s can show their receipt of purchase and attend this event. This includes couples who purchase one copy.

2-3pm – Jerry Saltz presentation in the Cole Studio (South Entrance). This portion of the event is free and open to the public.

3-4pm – Book signing by Jerry Saltz in de Gerenday’s Fine Art Materials and Curiosities (South Entrance). Free and open to the public.

Location:  Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT.  Free parking at both North and South entrances.  Follow signs to the lecture.


About Lyme Academy of Fine Arts:The mission of the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts is to teach the foundational skills of drawing, painting, and sculpture in the figurative tradition. By its commitment to training students in these skills and an engagement with contemporary discourse, the Academy will empower a new generation of artists. Through its programs and related ventures, including the opening of de Gerenday’s Fine Art Materials and Curiosities on its historic campus, the Academy is committed to enriching the cultural life of the community. Learn more about classes and programs offered at Lyme Academy of Fine Arts by visiting www.lymeacademy.edu.


March 4, 2023
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


The Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
84 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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