Roberta Smith to Accept Honorary Doctorate, Holland Cotter at Work on Book

critics Roberta Smith to Accept Honorary Doctorate, Holland Cotter at Work on Book

Roberta Smith and Holland Cotter. (Courtesy The New York Times)

Two bits of news about The New York Times’ co-chief art critics, Robert Smith and Holland Cotter, just came across our desk.

Ms. Smith is set to receive an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute during its commencement ceremony on May 12, according to a statement released by the school.

Meanwhile, Mr. Cotter is at work on a book of his collected writings for Knopf, says an item in The Times-Picayune. Mr. Cotter had been a scarce presence at the paper for much of this year, until returning midway through April with a huge set of articles about art in Africa.