MA – An Evening with Art Spiegelman

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The Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard presents Art Spiegelman at the Sanders Theatre on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 5:00 PM. Tickets available at the link…

Art Spiegelman is the Pulitzer Prize-winning artist and author of MAUS and In the Shadow of No Towers. In his lecture, “Comix, Jews ’n Art? Dun’t Esk!!” Spiegelman takes his audi­ence on a chronological tour of the evolution of comics, all the while explaining the value of this medium and why it should not be ignored. He believes that in our post-literate culture the importance of the comic is on the rise, for “comics echo the way the brain works. People think in iconographic images, not in holograms, and people think in bursts of language, not in paragraphs.”

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Sanders Theater – Memorial Hall
45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

NYC – An Evening with Art Spiegelman

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Cartoonist Art Spiegelman appears in conversation with Paul Holdengräber at the NYPL on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Art Spiegelman moved readers with Maus, the renowned graphic novel recounting his father’s experience of the Holocaust. Now, Spiegelman has brought to our attention the forgotten Si Lewen masterpiece, The Parade, a wordless meditation on the cycle of war. LIVE welcomes Spiegelman to celebrate the republication of the book and to honor Si Lewen’s memory.

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ART SPIEGELMAN is renowned for his work’s shifting graphic styles, formal complexity, and controversial content. He is perhaps best known for his two-volume Holocaust narrative, Maus, the story of his parents’ survival in the death camps and their lives later in America, portraying Jews as mice and Nazis as cats. Spiegelman’s work also includes Breakdowns (1978); MetaMaus, a companion to the 25th Anniversary edition of Maus; In the Shadow of No Towers (2004), selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the 100 Notable Books of 2004; and Co-Mix: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics, and Scraps (2013). His work has been published in many periodicals, including the New Yorker, where he was a staff artist and writer from 1993-2003. His numerous accolades include a Special Pulitzer Prize for Maus (1992), Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People (2005), Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France (2007), the Grand Prix at the Angoulême International Comics Festival (2011), membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2015). He has most recently written, designed and edited a book about the artist Si Lewen, titled Si Lewen’s Parade: An Artist’s Odyssey, released in October 2016.

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New York Public Library
498 5th Ave, New York, New York 10018
(917) 275-6975

NYC – Bill Griffith: A–Z

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Cartoonist Bill Griffith (Zippy the Pinhead) appears with Art Spiegelman (MAUS) to speak at Columbia University on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from 6:00 till 8:30 PM!

Columbia University – Butler Library
535 W 114th St, New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-7309

ON – Art Spiegelman Lecture

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The Koffler Centre of the Arts presents a remarkable evening with Art Spiegelman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning artist/illustrator, comic book legend and author of Maus, at Bloor Hot Docs Cinema on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

Tickets for this event, which are $39 General Admission, $29 for Students, are now on sale at The Beguiling (in-store only). All tickets purchased at The Beguiling will entitle the purchaser to $10 off the regular price of Spiegelman’s newest book, CO-MIX, an important and gorgeous career retrospective. Valid only at time of ticket purchase. Valid student I.D. required for Student Ticket pricing.

About This Event:

Art Spiegelman’s comics are best known for their shifting cartoon styles and sometimes controversial contents. In his talk What the %@&*! Happened to Comics?, Spiegelman takes his audience on a chronological tour of the evolution of comics, all the while explaining the value of this medium and why it should not be ignored. In our post-literate culture the importance of the comic is on the rise, for “comics echo the way the brain works. People think in iconographic images, not in holograms, and people think in bursts of language, not in paragraphs.” Presented by The Koffler Centre kofflerarts.org.

About Art Spiegelman in Toronto:
This December, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) will pay homage to Art Spiegelman with an exhibition highlighting the breadth of his career. Art Spiegelman’s CO-MIX: A Retrospective opens at the AGO on December 20, 2014, and runs to March 14, 2015. Embracing the belief that comics are a medium for personal expression, Spiegelman once noted, “Spiegel means mirror in German, so what sounds like one more Jewish name co-mixes languages to form a sentence: Art mirrors man.” Spiegelman has drawn inspiration from a wide range of sources in his work including politics, the Holocaust, Cubism and hard-boiled detective fiction. Maus, a two-volume graphic novel that recounts his parents’ life in Nazi-occupied Poland and later at Auschwitz, was the first and only work of its genre to win the Pulitzer Prize, in 1992. The AGO’s presentation of Art Spiegelman’s CO-MIX: A Retrospective will display original manuscripts of Maus, rarely seen due to their fragility. The exhibition also features 300 works on paper ranging from trading cards to magazine covers. For more information, please visit ago.net.

About Art Spiegelman:
Art Spiegelman has almost single-handedly brought comic books out of the toy closet and onto the bookshelves. As part of the underground comix subculture of the 60s and 70s, Spiegelman created Wacky Packages and Garbage Pail Kids; in 1980 he foundedRAW, the acclaimed avant-garde comics magazine; and in 1992 won the Pulitzer Prize for his masterful Holocaust narrative Maus – which portrayed Jews as mice and Nazis as cats. Maus II continued the remarkable story of his parents’ survival of the Nazi regime and their lives later in America. In 2004, Spiegelman’s In the Shadow of No Towers was selected by The New York Times as one of the 100 Notable Books of 2004; in 2005 he was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People; and in 2006 was named to the Art Director’s Club Hall of Fame. He was made an Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France in 2007, and in 2008 played himself on an episode of The Simpsons.

Spiegelman won the Grand Prix at the Angoulême International Comics Festival in 2011, marking only the third time an American has received the honor. The honor also included a retrospective exhibition of his artwork, shown in the Pompidou Center and traveled to the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Jewish Museum in NYC, and the last stop at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
506 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M5S 1Y3