CG: Jewish Museum Presents Maira Kalman 7/22, 7/24

July 14, 2011 - by NYC News Desk
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Illustrator, author and designer Maira Kalman will be appearing in person on Friday, July 22 and Sunday, July 24 from 12 noon to 5:30 pm at The Pop Up Store Called Milton in The Jewish Museum's current exhibition, Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World). She will be selling Einstein pins. Proust posters, James Joyce soap, fly swatters, egg slicers, and other ephemera of daily life. Proceeds from sales will be donated to charity. The exhibition is on view through July 31, 2011.

This first major museum survey of the work of illustrator, author and designer Maira Kalman features a selection spanning thirty years of 100 original paintings, drawings, and sketches shown along with the many ways Kalman's work has entered contemporary culture - in books and magazines, and on commercial products, from clothing to watches. Less widely seen works in photography, embroidery, textiles, and performance are also included. Kalman illuminates contemporary life with a profound sense of joy and unique sense of humor. As a context for this survey, Kalman has created a special installation to reveal some source material she has gathered as collector, walker, traveler, reader and maker of lists. Furnished with chairs, ladders and "many tables of many things," this installation offers a view of how she sees the world, both in and outside the studio. Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World) is organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

General Information

Museum hours are Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, 11am to 5:45pm; Thursday, 11am to 8pm; and Friday, 11am to 4pm. Museum admission is $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for senior citizens, $7.50 for students, free for children under 12 and Jewish Museum members. Admission is free on Saturdays. For information on The Jewish Museum, the public may call 212.423.3200 or visit the website at The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan.

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