Benjamin Riley is managing editor of The New Criterion. He received his MA from Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, and was the Hilton Kramer Fellow in Criticism at The New Criterion. He graduated from Dartmouth College, where he served as President and Publisher of The Dartmouth Review, for which he now serves as chairman of the board of trustees. His new book, The Bridges of Robert Adam: A Fanciful and Picturesque Tour, is available from Triglyph Books.
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Letter from London December 2023
National & international
On Modern Buildings in London by Ian Nairn & the exhibitions “Portraits of Dogs” & “Turner and Bonington” at the Wallace Collection, London.
Features June 2023
On “Vrel: Forerunner of Vermeer” at the Mauritshuis, The Hague & “Vermeer” at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
Art May 2023
On “Sublime Ideas: Drawings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi,” at the Morgan Library & Museum, New York.
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May 30, 2019
On “Building Paradise,” at the Historical Society of Palm Beach County.
Jul 20, 2016
Athena (and others) at the Met
On “Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Jul 19, 2016
Kimball on Brexit in RCP
A compendium of Brexit musings.
January 30, 2023
Benjamin Riley and James Panero in conversation
This is the first podcast in a series celebrating the tenth anniversary of the magazine’s Hilton Kramer Fellowship.
December 18, 2020
James Panero, Benjamin Riley & Andrew L. Shea discuss the 2020 art issue and look ahead to 2021
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James Panero, Benjamin Riley & Andrew L. Shea discuss the 2020 art issue and look ahead to 2021.
Read “Albert Pinkham Ryder: isolato of the brush,” by Andrew L. Shea.
Read Benjamin Riley’s interview with Clive Aslet & Dylan Thomas.
Read “Unmaking the Met,” by James Panero.