Join us for six exciting lectures in a series that brings the greatest names in their fields through our doors. Hear from innovative visual and performing artists, composers, critics, and authors in an ongoing conversation with you—their audience—on stimulating issues in culture today. Chosen for their creative brilliance and fresh perspectives, these speakers share their vision, their working process, and their insights.

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Sponsors

The Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Celebrity Lectures are funded by the Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation.


In This Series

Lecture

Terrance Hayes: Race, Gender, Family, and Poetry
December 16, 2015
6:30 pm7:30 pm

In readings and discussion, explore with Hayes how his life and poetry intersects with film, news, music, and family cultural histories.

Lecture

Terrance Hayes: Race, Gender, Family, and Poetry
December 17, 2015
6:30 pm7:30 pm

In readings and discussion, explore with Hayes how his life and poetry intersects with film, news, music, and family cultural histories.

Lecture

Eve Ensler: Life and Work
April 20, 2016
6:30 pm7:30 pm

Join us for an exclusive up-close and very personal look at the life and triumph of one of the world’s most influential women.

Lecture

Art Spiegelman: Forbidden Images
May 25, 2016
6:30 pm7:30 pm

Hear Art Spiegelman discuss comic book censorship and the dangers of cartoon representation.

Lecture

Art Spiegelman: Forbidden Images
May 26, 2016
6:30 pm7:30 pm

Hear Art Spiegelman discuss comic book censorship and the dangers of cartoon representation.