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Events

[An archive of videos of past Fales events can be viewed here.]

Upcoming:

Conversation: Ann Magnuson and Carlo McCormick
Wednesday, May 27, 6:30 pm

In conversation with Senior Editor of Paper Magazine Carlo McCormick, Ann Magnuson, writer, actress, singer, musician, and performer, will share memories of her friend and collaborator Tseng Kwong Chi, and recall the downtown New York art and nightlife scene in the 1980s. Co-sponsored by NYU's Fales Library and Grey Art Gallery. 


Opening Reception
PRECOCIOUS: Minor Works from the Fales Library
May 29, 6:00 - 8:00

Curated by Fales Archivist Lisa Darms, PRECOCIOUS features over 50 works from the Fales archives created by artists and writers when they were minors (age 21 and under).

 

The Critical Topics in Food Series

For the past several years the Fales Library, NYU's Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, along with Clark Wolf of Clark Wolf Company, Inc. have planned a series of public, scholarly panels and events highlighting current topics in food.


What Exactly Is Cooking?
Almost Everything, When You Think About It

Thursday, June 4, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Panelists:

Jane Black
Food Writer

Sandor Katz
Auhtor The Art of Fermentation

Dan Kedan
Chef, Backyard Restaurant in Forestville, CA

Scott Peacock
Chef and Author, The Gift of Southern Cooking

Krishnendu Ray
Chair, Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at NYU

Moderated by Clark Wolf, Food and Restaurant Consultant

Please RSVP to rsvp.bobst@nyu.edu with name of event
Suggested Donation $10

 

Exhibitions

The Tracey-Barry Gallery is located at 70 Washington Square South, Third Floor, and is open to the public from 10:00 to 4:30, Monday to Friday.

PRECOCIOUS: Minor Works from the Fales Library
May 29-August 28, 2015

Curated by Fales Archivist Lisa Darms, PRECOCIOUS features over 50 works from the Fales archives created by artists and writers when they were minors (age 21 and under). Featured artists from the Fales Downtown Collection include Kathy Acker, Dennis Cooper, Christopher Knowles, Linda Montano, Martha Wilson, David Wojnarowicz, and Nick Zedd. The show also features items from the Fales
Riot Grrrl Collection, as well as 19th century homemade magazines and artworks by teenagers.

 

Writer for the People: Charles Dickens in the Fales Collection
In the Bobst Gallery

This exhibition spans the full extent of the writer’s life, from his earliest sketches under the pseudonym ‘Boz’, to his triumphant tour of America at the height of his fame, and on through his continued popularity and relevance today.

Drawing from the deep and rich holdings that are a cornerstone of the Fales Collection, the exhibition highlights aspects of Dickens that may be less-known, such as his social conscience and theatrical ambitions. Grouped into a series of ten cases, the show covers the early works; major novels; Christmas books; periodical editorship and social criticism as well as including information on his American trip, relationship with illustrators and the results of his popularity as seen through the flood of piracies, parodies and adaptations of his work that continues in the present day.
Dickens was one of DeCoursey Fales’ favorite writers, and the Fales Collection holds copies of all the first editions as well as American imprints, memorabilia, correspondence and ephemera. Some of the rare or unique items are on show include artifacts from his American trip, a book of photographs from the 1915 silent film of ‘Barnaby Rudge’, and Dickens’ own handwritten recipe for punch.

 

 

Scheduling Events in the Fales Library

We are happy to make our space available for a wide range of events and programs. Please submit a copy of the Event Scheduling Form for each event at least SIX WEEKS in advance for consideration. Forms received after that time will not be processed.