Recap: Jack Kirby Museum Pop Up Opens on Delancey

Posted on: November 5th, 2013 at 10:28 am by
Photo: Lori Greenberg

Photo: Lori Greenberg

Last night was the opening of miLES newest storefront project, the Jack Kirby Museum pop up. Lots of Kirby fans were in attendance to check out the amazing artwork on display and to meet museum trustee Rand Hoppe.

Museum trustee Rand Hoppe. Photo: Lori Greenberg

Rand Hoppe. Photo: Lori Greenberg

There was also a cool timeline showing Kirby’s life on the LES, which included census records from 1920, when the then three year old Kirby and his family lived at 131 Suffolk St, and 1930, when they were at 172 Delancey (just a few doors from the pop up museum).

Photo: Lori Greenberg

Photo: Lori Greenberg

The museum is open for one week. Scheduled talks are as follows:

Tuesday, November 5th at 7pm  – “Ya’akov Kurtzberg, King of Comics” by Arlen Schumer, award-winning comic book-style illustrator and author/designer of The Silver Age of Comic Book Art (Collectors Press).

Thursday, November 7th at 7pm – “Lower East Side Story” – A Reading and Conversation with Pete Friedrich, creator of “Lower East Side Story.”

Sunday, November 10th at 5pm – A conversation with James Romberger, fine artist and cartoonist known for his depictions of New York City’s Lower East Side.

Photo: Lori Greenberg

Photo: Lori Greenberg

Check out the Kirby Museum site and their facebook page for more info.

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