San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Summer in the City series
Whether in paintings or symphonies, printed words or pixels, the careful process of selection is, in itself, an art. But what, really, is curation, and what is its purpose? How does one anticipate what their audience wants to see? By bringing together our panelists, each "curators" in extremly varied and perhaps non-traditional ways, we'll learn more about their professions and the creative selection process.
Elias Altman (@LaphamsQuart), Associate Editor, Lapham's Quarterly
Jeremy Geffen (@carnegiehall), Director of Artistic Planning, Carnegie Hall
Julia Hoffmann (@momastudio), Creative Director of Advertising and Graphic Design, MoMA
Maria Popova (@brainpicker), Founder + Editor, Brain Pickings
The New York Public Library is a free provider of education and information for the people of New York and beyond, operating 90 libraries throughout the five boroughs. The Library offers free materials, computer access, classes, exhibitions, programming and more, and has seen record numbers of attendance and circulation in recent years. The latest exhibition at the NYPL's landmark Stephen A. Schwarzman building, "Lunch Hour NYC," runs from June 22, 2012 until Feb. 17, 2013, and highlights compelling stories tied the history of lunch, using items from across NYPL collections (including its menu collection -- one of the largest in the world -- and its vast collection of culinary materials). For more information on the Library, check out www.nypl.org
When & Where
booker and dax
booker and dax opened in january 2012 in the back of momofuku ssäm bar. booker and dax is a bar where new techniques and technologies are used in the pursuit of making delicious drinks. The approach to rethinking cocktails is considered, deliberate, and precision-oriented. booker and dax is headed by dave arnold. questions and curiosity are eagerly welcomed, but most of all, booker and dax appreciates anyone looking for a good, strong drink.