Benjamin Riley is managing editor of The New Criterion. He received his MA from Courtauld Institute of Art 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. His undergraduate and graduate theses both examined the work of the Scottish architect Robert Adam (1728–92).
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Features December 2022
A very sharp & mechanical man
On “Mr. Pergolesi's Curious Things: Ornament in Eighteenth-Century Britain” at the Cooper Hewitt.
Features December 2021
Anglicizing the avant-garde
On “Modern Times: British Prints, 1913–1939” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Books March 2021
London’s smallest lung
A review of The Buildings of Green Park by Andrew Jones.
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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.
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.
December 19, 2018
The Green Room podcast
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August 24, 2016
James Panero and Benjamin Riley on the new “newcriterion.com”
James Panero and Benjamin Riley discuss the redesign of newcriterion.com.