The Malloy Lecture in the Arts Presents Art Spiegelman

The Malloy Lecture in the Arts Presents Art Spiegelman

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The Westport Library welcomes Art Spiegelman, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and artist of Maus, In the Shadow of No Towers, and Breakdowns.
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PLEASE NOTE: Registration is now full. To join the waitlist, please email the Library's Program and Events Manager Cody Daigle-Orians at cdaigle-orians@westportlibrary.org. Wait list registrants are limited to 2 tickets per order.

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Art Spiegelman has almost single-handedly brought comic books out of the toy closet and onto the literature shelves. In 1992, he 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. His comics are best known for their shifting graphic styles, their formal complexity, and controversial content. In his lecture, “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. 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.”

Spiegelman photo credit Enno Kapitz

The Malloy Lecture in the Arts is made possible by a generous contribution from Westport artist Susan Malloy. The Westport Library created the lecture series in 2002 as a free, public annual discussion by an individual who has had a significant cultural influence and whose work has enhanced the understanding and appreciation of the arts.

Past programs have included Philippe de Montebello, Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; distinguished playwright Arthur Miller; artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude; musicians Joshua Bell and Frederic Chiu; poet-laureate Billy Collins; Vartan Gregorian, President of the Carnegie Corporation; author Joyce Carol Oates; cartoonist Roz Chast; actor Christopher Plummer; stage, film and theater star John Lithgow; preeminent classical dancer Jacques d'Amboise; music legend Clive Davis, author Salman Rushdie, Falsettos: In Conversation, and Bernstein on Broadway.

PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS ARE LIMITED TO 2 PER ORDER

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Event Details

Date: November 14, 2019
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location:
Westport Library
20 Jesup Road
Westport CT 06880

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