Darger Day: Celebrating Realms of the Unreal
Where: American Folk Art Museum
2 Lincoln Square
212-595-9533 Price: Free
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Join the American Folk Art Museum in celebrating the birthday of self-taught artist Henry Darger. At 1 pm, join a special Closer-Look Tour with educator Kevin Miller. From 1:30 to 2:30 pm, drop into the art studio to create your own collaged watercolors inspired by the objects on view in the galleries. From 3 to 5 pm, listen as poets, writers, and artists conduct a live reading of Darger’s seminal book Realms of the Unreal. At 5:30 pm, join us for two talks: (1) curator Valérie Rousseau for a special discussion of Darger’s manuscripts, and (2) art historian Michael Bonesteel for a talk, titled “Henry Darger: World-Builder,” which focuses on new research into the artist’s life and work. This day-long celebration will end with birthday cake and special surprises!
This program is being held in conjunction with the exhibition Vestiges & Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic, in which Henry Darger’s Realms of the Unreal is on display.Buy tickets/get more info now