The Fantastic City: Bruce McCall's New York
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Andy Borowitz, Adam Gopnik
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 | 6 pm ET | $20 (Members, $10; Chairman’s Council, Free)


Presented LIVE on Zoom

Author and artist Bruce McCall has contributed to virtually every prominent magazine in North America, including Esquire and Vanity Fair, and has been a regular contributor to the New Yorker, where he has created more than 75 covers over four decades. In a special conversation presented in conjunction with the New-York Historical Society’s exhibition Bruce McCall’s New York (April 23 – August 15, 2021), the New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik and Andy Borowitz celebrate McCall’s vibrant and humorous work and illuminate the prolific artist’s practice and inspiration.

Andy Borowitz, the creator of the satirical news column “The Borowitz Report,” is a New York Times bestselling author and a comedian who has written for the New Yorker since 1998. Adam Gopnik, a staff writer at the New Yorker since 1986, is a New York Times bestselling author. He wrote the introduction text to the New-York Historical Society exhibition Bruce McCall's New York as well as the foreword to Bruce McCall's How Did I Get Here? A Memoir.


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