New York City is a constant source of inspiration for the artists who live and work here. In an upcoming conversation at the Museum of the City of New York, The Extraordinary in the Ordinary, acclaimed cartoonist Roz Chast and visual and performance artist Neil Goldberg reflect on finding humor, absurdity, and beauty in everyday moments – particularly through the eyes of New Yorkers. Brooklyn-born Chast has chronicled the anxieties, pleasures, and perils of contemporary city life as an author and longtime staff cartoonist for The New Yorker. Goldberg’s work also captures residents of the city amidst everyday moments – from ordering lunch at the deli to running for a train. His most recent project, Other People’s Prescriptions, a photographic tome of New Yorkers who wear glasses, showcases some of the vast perspectives that make up this metropolis. Together, Chast and Goldberg offer a glimpse of what it means to be an artist in and of New York City at the Museum of the City of New York. If you are an Untapped Cities Insider, you can attend for free! Not an Insider yet? Become a member today to gain free access to special events like this, and behind-the-scenes tours, all year long.

DATE: Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019, 6:30pm-8:30pm

PRICE: FREE for Untapped Cities Insiders! ($35 for the general public)

CAPACITY: 5 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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  • Roz Chast is an acclaimed cartoonist who has published hundreds of pieces in The New Yorker for almost four decades. Author of the award-winning, best-selling memoir, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? (Bloomsbury, 2014), Chast was the subject of the Museum of the City of New York’s 2016 exhibition, Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs. She has written and illustrated many children’s books, including a collaboration with Steve Martin on the children’s book The Alphabet from A to Y with Bonus Letter Z!, contributed to numerous humor collections, and lectured widely.
  • Neil Goldberg makes visual art and performance work that focuses on embodiment, sensing, mortality, and the everyday. His work is in the permanent collections of MoMA, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Jewish Museum, and has been presented at art institutions throughout North America and Europe. He is a Guggenheim Fellow and teaches at the Yale School of Art. The New York Timesdescribed his work as “tender, moving and sad but also deeply funny,” and Time Out New York wrote, “Goldberg has produced some of the most quietly intense and affecting art of his generation.”

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