Free Lecture

An Evening with Illustrator Sophie Blackall

Sophie Blackall ©2011. Transit poster commissioned by MTA Arts for Transit.

Join award-winning artist Sophie Blackall for a presentation about her journey as an illustrator, her work in various formats, and exciting upcoming projects. Enjoy refreshments and explore the Museum until it closes at 9:00 p.m.

Sophie Blackall is a Brooklyn-based Australian artist who has illustrated over twenty books for children, including the Ezra Jack Keats Award–winning Ruby's Wish. Blackall's first book for adults, Missed Connections: Love, Lost & Found (Workman Publishing, October 2011), began as a blog in early 2009 and continues today as a series of paintings based on actual anonymous messages posted online by lovelorn strangers. Her editorial illustrations have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post, and her poster commissioned by the New York City MTA Arts for Transit program is currently on view in subway trains throughout the city. For more information, please go to www.sophieblackall.com.

This event is free with Museum admission. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please direct any questions to nolen.library@metmuseum.org.

This event is made possible by the Friends of Watson Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Above: Sophie Blackall © 2011. Transit poster commissioned by MTA Arts for Transit (detail).

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