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Crossings: Larry Rivers & His Milieu

Crossings: Larry Rivers & His Milieu
Curated by Nicholas Martin

March 29 - May 7

"Crossings" tracks Larry Rivers's work as a painter, poet, and performer, as well as the influential experiences and relationships that informed his practice. Featuring photographs, manuscripts, correspondence, source material and two early video works from the Larry Rivers Papers, the exhibition explores the ways in which the archives contextualize Rivers's multi-dimensional artistic career.

Crossings: Larry Rivers and His Milieu
Friday, March 29, 9:00 am–5:30 pm

In this day-long symposium, scholars, artists, musicians and writers will gather to discuss Larry Rivers’s work, life, and times. The symposium celebrates the acquisition and processing of the Larry Rivers Papers, which comprises nearly 200 linear feet of archival materials, including correspondence, photographs, source material, film and video.


9:00 to 10:30--Panel One: Art
David Levy, Frank Bowling, Barbara Goldsmith, David Joel, Helen Harrison (moderator)

11:00 to 12:30--Panel Two: Literary and Artistic Social Circles
Bill Berkson, Jenni Quilter, Rob Slifkin, Daniel Kane (moderator)

2:00 to 3:30--Panel Three: Poetry
Eileen Myles, Brad Gooch, Daniel Kane, Marvin J. Taylor (moderator)

4:00 to 5:30--Panel Four: Jazz
David Amram, Eric Charry, Howard Brofsky, David Levy (moderator)

Evening Reception 5:30 to 7:00
Opening reception for Crossings: Larry Rivers & His Milieu,
an exhibition in the Tracey/Barry Gallery curated by Nicholas Martin