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side by side of Dan Nadel and Art Spiegelman headshots

Headshots of Dan Nadel and Art Spiegelman. Courtesy of Dan Nadel and Art Spiegelman.

Join us at 52 Walker for a conversation between exhibition curator Art Spiegelman and Dan Nadel, Curator-at-Large for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 2 PM to discuss the work and life of Si Lewen.

This event is free and open to the public. No prior registration is required.

Dan Nadel is the Curator-at-Large for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. His biography of Robert Crumb is forthcoming from Scribner in the spring of 2025. Dan's previous books include It’s Life as I See It: Black Cartoonists in Chicago, 1940-1980 and Peter Saul: Professional ­Artist Correspondence, 1945–1976. He has curated exhibitions for galleries and museums internationally including the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, UC Davis, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He is the founder of PictureBox, a publishing and packaging company that produced over one hundred books, objects, and zines from 2000 to 2014, including the Grammy Award-winning design for Wilco’s 2004 album A Ghost is Born. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his family.

Art Spiegelman was the first comics artist to win the Pulitzer Prize, which he received for his groundbreaking Holocaust narrative, Maus. He studied art and philosophy at Harpur College before joining the underground comics movement in the 1960s. Spiegelman taught history and the aesthetics of comics at the School of Visual Arts in New York from 1979 to 1986, and in 1980 he founded RAW, the acclaimed avantgarde comics magazine, with his wife, Françoise Mouly. Honors Spiegelman has received include induction into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame and the Art Director’s Club Hall of Fame. In 2005, he was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. He was made an Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2007, and in 2011 he was awarded the Grand Prix at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. In 2015, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and in 2018 he became the first comic artist to receive the Edward MacDowell Medal. His work has been exhibited at museums throughout the world, including the Pompidou Center in Paris, the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Jewish Museum in New York City, and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.


Listen to a recording of the talk HERE


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