artcritical’s monthly forum, The Review Panel, returns to the National Academy Museum and School of Art September 30 for its eighth season. The line-up in September sees Carly Berwick, Ellie Bronson and Peter Plagens as David Cohen’s guests.
Bronson appears on the panel for the first time while Berwick and Plagens are “repeat offenders.” Other confirmed guests for the 2011/12 season include Patricia Milder, David Brody, Karen Gover, Ken Johnson, Michèle Cone, Ana Finel Honigman, Anthony Haden-Guest, Christina Kee, Franklin Einspruch, Faye Hirsch, Bill Berkson, Karen Wilkin, Lance Esplund, Maddie Phinney and Barry Schwabsky.
The Review Panel conducted much of its 2010/11 season in an otherwise shuttered Huntington Mansion as the headquarters of the National Academy underwent extensive renovations. The building is scheduled to reopen to the public in September 2011 with a series of festivities including a retrospective of Will Barnet, the artist, who recently turned 100.
The dates of the panel in the 2011/12 season will be September 30, October 28, November 18, January 27, February 24, March 30, and April 27. Cohen will moderate each evening, as he has all panels since the inception of the program in October 2004 when the guests were Ken Johnson, Maureen Mullarkey and Jerry Saltz.print