Past Event: "Is Now When I Should Panic?": A Conversation with Roz Chast

When: Friday, May 8, 2020, 4:00pm

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The video above was recorded on Friday, May 8, 2020. In this virtual conversation, Cartoonist Roz Chast sits down with Fran Rosenfeld, the Museum's Director of Public Programs to discuss her recent work. See the full event description below.

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As we all seek ways to navigate this unprecedented time, join cartoonist Roz Chast for a virtual conversation about her work. Embodiments of a certain cross-section of NYC faces and personalities, Chast's characters have quite possibly been preparing for this moment for the past forty years. Her depictions of anxiety-riddled city-dwellers and their quirky and relatable tendencies are a perfect fit for our present moment. In this live stream, she will discuss some particularly timely examples of her art and take questions from Fran Rosenfeld, the Museum's Director of Public Programs and curator of the 2016 MCNY exhibition Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs, as well as the audience!

About Roz Chast:
Roz Chast is an acclaimed cartoonist who has published hundreds of pieces in The New Yorker for almost four decades. Author of the award-winning, best-selling memoir, Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? (2014) and Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York (2017), Chast was the subject of the Museum of the City of New York's 2016 exhibition, Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs. She has written and illustrated many children's books, including a collaboration with Steve Martin on The Alphabet from A to Y with Bonus Letter Z!, contributed to numerous humor collections, and lectured widely.

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