Art Spiegelman

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Art Spiegelman
Maus (self-portrait), 1999
Image courtesy of the artist

Art Spiegelman

Wexner Center Residency Award Artist

Artist's Talks

Informal presentations by artists.

Sun, Oct 17, 2010 3 PM

One of the world’s most influential and acclaimed cartoon artists, Art Spiegelman is also one of the 2010–11 Wexner Center Residency Award recipients in media arts.

In this special presentation, he'll discuss his past career and future projects. Spiegelman, along with figures such as Robert Crumb and Bill Griffith, was one of the key artists of the American underground comics movement in the 1960s and 1970s. Maus: A Survivor’s Tale (1986, 1991), Spiegelman's best-known project, reimagines his father's memories of the Holocaust as a story of cats and mice and is widely regarded as one of the most important graphic novels of all-time. A tireless advocate for cartoon art, he is a coeditor along with Françoise Mouly, his wife, of the series Little Lit (2000–2003) and The Toon Treasury of Classic Children's Comics (2009). He also created the graphic memoir In the Shadow of No Towers (2004), along with numerous other works.

Copresented by Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, this event is part of the 2010 Festival of Cartoon Art. Click here for more information.

Due to the impact of the special event on the Oval on Sunday, October 17, the Wexner Center will be closed. The doors to Mershon Auditorium will open at 2 PM via the east (High Street) entrance only to admit the audience attending Art Spiegelman's talk. The Wexner Center Store will be selling books in the Mershon lobby, and patrons will also be able to access the Store through Mershon lobby before and after Spiegelman's talk. Patron Services staff will provide ticketing services (and answer patron services/ticketing telephone lines) from 11 AM to 3:30 PM at the box office at the east entrance to Mershon.

Parking: The Arps Garage has been reserved for Spiegelman patrons who will be admitted by showing their event ticket. Patrons will be directed to the Ohio Union or South Campus Gateway garages should Arps become full. (Staff parking follows the same partner, with those working admitted when their names are confirmed on a list of event staff.)

Other Closures: All buildings around the Oval will be closed beginning at 11 AM on Sunday. College Road will be closed from 7:30 AM to 9 PM. At this time the Ohio Union South Garage will be open to the public, however, this may change.

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

Reserve your tickets now for Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection, on view Sept 21–Dec 31. Learn more about the exhibition.

Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

Learn more about the artists represented in Transfigurations at our dedicated website. (Educators will also find curriculum resources to support their K–12 classrooms.)