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 Ken Johnson as David Cohen’s guests, and the shows covered are of artists Anothony Giocolea, Leandro Erlich, Alex Katz and Haim Steinbach
Bronson, a regular contributor at artcritical, appears on the panel for the first time while Berwick and Johnson are “repeat offenders.” Other confirmed guests for the 2011/12 season include Peter Plagens, Michèle Cone, Anthony Haden-Guest, Faye Hirsch, Bill Berkson, Karen Wilkin, Lance Esplund, 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