JML50 Art Installation Tour and Conversation: 50 Years of Writing on the Reading Room Walls

Friday February 9

6:30 PM  –  8:00 PM

Jefferson Market Library, 425 6th Ave.

In celebration of its 50th year, the Jefferson Market Library's manager Frank Collerius and the artist Mark John Smith joined forces to create JML50. Join Frank and Mark John as they discuss the origins, process, stories, risks, and handwriting of the installation, followed by a special tour of the exhibit.

JML50 is a unique series of installations and interventions that turn the library into a work of art. Housed in the Library's main reading room, the installation is made up of excerpts from the archives of the library dating back to the 1900s and the Children's Registration Book. The total composition of the work invites visitors to the library to be immersed in the language, gesture, and voice that comprise a plural history of activism, engagement, and diversity. 

This event is fully accessible.

Free
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