On Saturday, August 27th at 3pm Eastern US time, join us on our YouTube channel for a live streamed visit to the Kirby homes in Nassau County and Brooklyn!
We won’t be going inside the homes, but just visiting the outside. We’ll start at the Kirbys’ last NY home in East Williston and end up at the first recorded home in Brooklyn! We expect this stream to last almost 2 hours. Whew!
What: Streaming Tour of Kirby Homes in Nassau County and Brooklyn When: Saturday, August 27th, 3-5pm Where: YouTube & Facebook
Then Sunday, we’ll start our Lower East Side Jack Kirby walking tour at the corner of Delancey & Essex at 5pm. We’ll make our way to Kirby’s birthplace, then to the location of his boyhood home, and will end at the location of the boy’s club that was instrumental to his upbringing. At each stop, we will share stories and facts about Jack Kirby’s life on the Lower East Side and engage in some friendly Q&A about his work and career. There will also be trivia questions with prizes!
The Walking Tour will last approximately 90 minutes with a walking distance of less than a mile. We expect all attendees to keep a reasonable distance while walking. The tour will be livestreamed to our YouTube channel.
What: Jack Kirby LES Walking Tour When: Sunday, August 28th, 5-6:30pm Walk: Meet on the NE corner of Essex and Delancey, in front of Richies and Fabco Shoes Watch: YouTube & Facebook
This year would have been Jack Kirby’s 105th birthday! We hope you’ve seen some of the fun tweets folks have shared on Twitter with the hashtags #JackKirby105 and #JackKirbyMonth!
Since we’re getting closer to the “celebration weekend” of 27 and 28 August, we thought it best to share some of what we’ve got in the works!
Join us as we take a look at some of the Kirby homes in the NYC metropolitan area! On Saturday, we’re planning to visit Nassau County and Brooklyn! This will be a driving stream, with Rand Hoppe and Tom Kraft – and possibly some special guests – in Tom’s car.
Then, late Sunday afternoon, we’ll reprise our Jack Kirby Lower East Side Walking Tour, where you can join as online or in person! We’ll have guests, trivia questions, and, as is becoming tradition, a live dramatic reading of “Street Code,” and possibly more!
We also hope to kick off “Kamandi, the Last Kirby at DC in the 1970s Livestream Series!”
We’ll be sharing links as the schedule firms up. We hope you can join us!
It’s impending! It’s happening! It’s on its way! You know… The End! Existential Doom! The cosmic gods have arrived and they’re judging Earth’s very existence! Not only that, the gods are having some serious troubles of their own, too, see? And well, here comes the apocalypse… ragnarök… Wait… what’s this? It’s not the END end? It’s just another cycle? And now there’s a… rebirth?
Next week the Jack Kirby Museum & Research Center welcomes you to Kirby, Eternally, from Ragnarök to Rebirth our almost week-long event in downtown Manhattan! We’ll present, exhibit, and talk about how Jack Kirby, one of the most influential creators of the twentieth century used gods and mythological apocalypse and rebirth in his stories.
We’ll be showcasing Kirby’s work on Eternals, Thor, New Gods, Fantastic Four, and more. Join us at One Art Space, 23 Warren Street in Manhattan’s TriBeCa neighborhood from November 11th through the 16th, to see some Jack Kirby original art, enjoy some large prints of his mind-blowing printed work, take a look at some of his comics, experience a random, unscheduled reading of his work, wear some Kirby-inspired headgear, attend some ticketed, live-streamed events and more!
Thursday, Nov. 11
2:00 pm – Kirby at War Screening (free ticketed event)
Since we’re opening on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11th, our first ticketed event at 2pm will consist of showing our friends Marc Azema and Jean Depelley’s documentary Kirby at War. After his upbringing in NYC’s dog-eat-dog Lower East Side ghetto, Kirby’s harrowing experiences in Europe in World War II continued to inform his life and work. With great respect and humility, we’re honored to be able to acknowledge this time in his life, and how it affected his continuing use of the themes we’re presenting.
Producer and art director Barry Geller and inker/letterer extraordinaire Mike Royer join us for a livestreamed virtual event! Kirby’s Lord of Light works are some of his most inspired mythological visuals, and we’re thrilled to be able to talk about it with Barry and Mike.
Satuday, Nov. 13
2:00 pm – Jacked Kirby Live Recording With Special Guests (ticketed event)
The Jacked Kirby podcast hosted by Tommy Lombardozzi and Mike D joins us for a live recording! Their special guest will be Olympians author and illustrator George O’Connor! It’ll be a brain-blast!
What: Kirby, Eternally, from Ragnarök to Rebirth
When: Thursday, November 11th through Tuesday, November 16th Thurs., Nov. 11th – Gallery opens at Noon Thurs., Nov. 11th – Exclusive Ticketed Screening from 2pm – 3:30pm (see above!) Thurs., Nov. 11th – Exclusive Ticketed Opening Reception from 6pm – closing (see above!) Fri., Nov. 12th – Gallery opens at Noon Fri., Nov. 12th – Exclusive Ticketed Hybrid Livestream from 6pm – closing (see above!) Sat., Nov. 13th – Gallery opens at Noon Sat., Nov. 13th – Exclusive Ticketed Podcast event from 2pm-3:30pm (see above!) Sat., Nov. 13th – Gallery closes at 7pm Sun., Nov. 14th – Gallery open from Noon-5pm Mon., Nov. 15th & Tues., Nov. 16th Gallery open from Noon – 7pm
Where: One Art Space, 23 Warren Street, New York, NY
Who: Your friends, the Jack Kirby Museum & Research Center
NOTICE: In accordance with New York City mandate, all visitors age 12 and older must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and must provide proof of vaccination with another form of identification in order to enter into One Art Space. Masks must be worn inside the gallery at all times for all visitors over the age of two.
Get ready! Starting Veteran’s Day, Thursday, November 11th at the One Art Space in NYC’s TriBeCa neighborhood, we’ll be offering or new exhibit:
Kirby, Eternally – from Ragnarök to Rebirth!
We’ll take a look at how Jack Kirby portrayed impending doom, armageddon, post-apocalypse and rebirth throughout his career, including The Eternals, Forever People, Thor, New Gods, and more. Original art will be on display, as well as reproductions of stories, pencil photocopies and even more!
For our opening day, we’re proud to be screening “Kirby At War,” which examines Jack Kirby’s comics through his experience as a young American soldier in WWII France.
On Saturday the 13th, the Jacked Kirby podcast will be recording an episode.
We’ll be presenting readings of Kirby’s works, including essays from the Eternals letters pages, comics stories, and more to be determined!
Due to NYC pandemic restrictions, we’ll soon be offering a limited # of attendance tickets for some of these special events.
Stay tuned here and on our social media feeds for more details!
We will be at the New York Comic Con this week from Thursday, October 6th to Sunday, October 10, 2021
We’ll have our full set of merchandise for sale including the popular Galactic Head t-shirt , art prints, posters, the Galactic Head pin, mini-portfolios and so much more!
Stop by, visit and talk Kirby with Trustees Rand Hoppe and Tom Kraft.
Got Kirby Art?
Do you have Kirby original art and plan to attend the con? We will have our professional scanner available to scan original art at our booth. Please stop by and have your art scanned for research, study and preservation for us all and future generations.
About our Digital Archive
The Museum’s Jack Kirby Digital Archive is an ongoing project to document and preserve super high-res digital images of all of Jack Kirby’s original art, photos and documents.
On Saturday, August 28th, join us to celebrate what would have been Jack Kirby’s 104th birthday! Starting at the corner of Delancey & Essex at 4pm, the walking tour will make its way to Kirby’s birthplace, then to the location of his boyhood home, and will end at the location of the boy’s club that was instrumental to his upbringing. At each stop, we will share stories and facts about Jack Kirby’s life on the Lower East Side and engage in some friendly Q&A about his work and career. There will also be trivia questions with prizes!
The tour will last approximately 90 minutes with a walking distance of less than a mile. We expect all attendees to be fully vaccinated, keep a reasonable distance while walking, and to wear masks during all stops. The tour will be livestreamed to our usual venues on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch, with Kirby-centric video clips streamed out while we are walking.
What: Jack Kirby LES Walking Tour When: Saturday, August 28th, 4-5:30pm Where: Meet on the NE corner of Essex and Delancey, in front of Richies and Fabco Shoes