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Postponed: Lowell Thing, The Art of Margaret Armstrong

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 6:30 PM | Members' Room | open to the public | $15 per person | registration required

This event will be re-announced with a new date for fall 2020.

The foremost expert on the book art of Margaret Armstrong talks about her life and career, with stunning images from his own comprehensive collection of her bindings.

Formerly a technical writer at IBM, Lowell Thing is a past President of the Friends of Historic Kingston and has chaired the Kingston Historic Landmarks Preservation Commission. He is the author of The Street That Built a City – McEntee’s Chestnut Street, Kingston, and the Rise of New York (Black Dome Press, 2015). A longtime library enthusiast, he has served on the board of the Mid-Hudson Library System. He has collected books with Margaret Armstrong covers for over 30 years and expects to publish a book about her life and art later this year.

Mr. Thing will be joined for discussion by two guests from the Metropolitan Museum of Art – Constance McPhee, Curator, Drawings and Prints, and Mindell Dubansky, Librarian at the Watson Library.

This event is part of our exhibition season for The Book Beautiful: Margaret Armstrong & Her Bindings. Learn more about the exhibition here.