Best Art Exhibits of 2010: Get Visual’s David Brickman

Over at his Get Visual blog, artist-curator-critic David Brickman broke down his Best Art Exhibitions of the Year list into various categories. His end results look something like this:

MAJOR MUSEUMS:
“Picasso Looks at Degas” at the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown
“Andrew Wyeth: An American Legend” at the Hyde Collection, Glens Falls
“Not Just Another Pretty Place: The Landscape of New York” at the New York State Museum, Albany
HONORABLE MENTION: “Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera” at the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (LARGE):
“Larry Poons: Recent Paintings” at the College of St. Rose’s Massry Gallery, Albany
“Jules Olitski: An Inside View” at Sage College’s Opalka Gallery, Albany
“Edward Avedisian: Retrospective” at Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson
“Carroll Dunham Prints: A Survey” at the UAlbany University Art Museum, Albany
“Fred Tomaselli” at Skidmore College’s Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SMALL):
“Michael Millspaugh” at the Lake George Arts Project, Lake George
“Claude Carone: Paintings” at John Davis Gallery, Hudson
“Monica Miller: Diary of a Trespasser” at Joyce Goldstein Gallery, Chatham
HONORABLE MENTION: “Charles Steckler: Boxed Sets” Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s Perrella Gallery, Johnstown

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
“Reflections on Water in American Painting” at the Arkell Museum, Canajoharie
“Fence Select” at the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy
“Battlesight: Dispatches from Iraq and Afghanistan” at the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy
“Then and Now” at Albany Center Gallery, Albany
“Here and There: Two Degrees of Separation” at the Union College Arts Atrium, Schenectady

Got a Best of 2010 list that you’d like to contribute? Best concerts of the year? Best local music moments of the year? Best whatever? Please send it along to greg@nippertown.com

THE 2010 LIST OF LISTS:
Best Comics & Graphic Novels of the Year: The Village Voice
Best Album Covers of the Year: All Songs Considered
Best Concerts of the Year: James Ketterer
Best Songs of the Year: Altered Zones
Best Concerts of the Year: Fred Rudofsky
Best New Webcomics of the Year: Wired
Best Concerts of the Year: Nippertown’s Greg Haymes
Best Art Exhibitions of the Year: The Daily Gazette’s Karen Bjornland
Best Concerts of the Year: The Daily Gazette
Best Albums of the Year: Nippertown’s Matt Mac Haffie
Best Concerts of the Year That I Missed: Nippertown’s Greg Haymes
Best Local CDs of 2010: The Daily Gazette’s Brian McElhiney
Most Disappointing Concerts of 2010: Nippertown’s Greg Haymes
Best Albums of the Year: Justin Mikulka
Best Capital Region Theater of the Year: Nippertown’s Greg Haymes
Best Entertainers Who Moonlight as Artists of the Year: Art:21
Best Albums of the Year: Spin Magazine
Most Disappointing Capital Region Concert Cancellations of the Year: Nippertown’s Greg Haymes
Best Television Commercials of the Year: TV Squad
Best Feature Films of the Year: Roger Ebert
Best Albums of the Year: Brian Patneaude
Best TV Character Deaths of the Year: Entertainment Weekly
Best Viral Videos of the Year: Videogum
Best Albums & Best Selling Albums of the Year: Billboard
Best Concerts of the Year: Nippertown’s J Hunter
Best Country Albums: The Boot
Best Albums of the Year: WEXT’s Chris Wienk
Best TV Music Moments of the Year: Treble
Best Book Covers of the Year: The L Magazine
Best Folk Albums of the Year: About.com Guide
Best Albums of the Year: We Are Not a Rock Band
Best Movies of the Year: Christian Science Monitor
Best Television Shows of the Year: Channel Surfing
Best Concerts of the Year: Nippertown’s Andrzej Pilarczyk
Best Music Videos of the Year: IFC
Best Books of the Year: The New York Times Book Review
Best Live Acts of the Year: Paste Magazine
Best Poetry Books of the Year: Dan Chiasson of The New Yorker
Best Albums of the Year: Andy Maroney
Best Movie Titles of the Year That Sounded Like Porn, But, Alas, Were Not Porn: Movieline
Best DVDs of the Year: Rolling Stone
Best Albums of the Year: NME
Best Fiction of the Year: Salon
Best Jazz Albums of the Year: A Blog Supreme
Best Albums of the Year: Tim Livingston
Best Albums of the Year: Filter Magazine
Best Albums of the Year: Mojo Magazine

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