May 6, A Zoom Conversation About Modern Artifacts

May 6, 2021

The Esopus Foundation Ltd. is pleased to announce that on May 6, 2021, at 6:30 p.m., Esopus editor Tod Lippy will join Michelle Elligott, Chief of Archives, Library, and Research Collections at MoMA, for an in-depth Zoom conversation about Esopus Book's Modern Artifacts

May 6th is not an arbitrary choice: In fact, it's exactly one year after the date originally scheduled to launch the book at the MoMA Archives. Obviously, Covid-19 scotched that plan (and so many others), but we're looking forward to finally gathering—albeit virtually—to celebrate the book's release and its resoundingly enthusiastic critical reception, which included its being featured on a number of "Best of 2020" lists, including those of The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Brooklyn Rail and New York magazine, whose critic Jerry Saltz called it "Incredible...a new scriptorium of art." 

During the presentation, Lippy and Elligott will discuss the origins of the original "Modern Artifacts" series in Esopusand the decision to create the book, and they will share a number of images from the volume as well as those related to its execution and production. They look forward to fielding questions from attendees and anticipate a lively discussion. 

 To register, please email us at; we will send a Zoom mtg link several days before the event occurs.