2nd Annual Winter/Miller Lecture: Chris Ware
Cartoonist and author Chris Ware will deliver the second annual Winter/Miller Lecture at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College. The event is free and open to the public.
Prior to the lecture, Ware will be available to sign books. Northshire Bookstore will have his books available for purchase, or guests are welcome to bring their own copies.
Chris Ware, hailed as a master of the comic form, is known for his numerous New Yorker magazine covers, the ACME Novelty Library series he began in 1994, and graphic novels such as Jimmy Corrigan – the Smartest Kid on Earth (2000), Building Stories (2012), and Rusty Brown Part I (2018). His work often features innovative compositions, intricate details, vivid colors, and explorations of memory and loneliness. He has garnered numerous awards, including multiple Eisners and Harveys for achievement in comic books.
Ware’s appearance at the Tang Teaching Museum is by invitation from E.B. Sciales ’19, an English major with minors in studio art and art history. She holds the prestigious 2018-19 Eleanor Linder Winter ’43 Internship, a one-year pre-professional program in museum work for Skidmore students. In this role, Sciales is charged with the research, planning and coordination of the annual Winter/Miller Lecture.