Hemingway’s Artifacts: Michael Katakis with Declan Kiely

Tue. Oct 23, 2018 at 6:30pm EDT
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Revisit the American icon’s life story through photos, documents, ephemera, and miscellany.

From pictures of running with the bulls in Spain to candid letters he wrote to his wives and his publishers, Ernest Hemingway: Artifacts From a Life, paints an intimate portrait of the literary titan as we’ve never seen him before. 

How did he look as a laughing child or young soldier? What did he say in his most intimate correspondence? Did the train tickets he held on his way from France to Spain, or across the American Midwest, transform him—what kind of notes, for future stories or otherwise, did he take on these journeys?

Drawing on his compilation of 400 objects, author and manager of the Hemingway Estate, Michael Katakis, explores how the objects that shaped Hemingway’s day-to-day offer unprecedented insight to the lived experience of the man behind the legend. Katakis will speak about his discoveries with Declan Kiely, The New York Public Library’s Director of Special Collections and Exhibitions. 

For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission. All registered seats are released shortly before start time, and seats may become available at that time. A standby line will form one hour before the program.

Please send all press inquiries (photo, video, interviews, audio-recording, etc.) at least 24-hours before the day of the program to Sara Beth Joren at sarabethjoren@nypl.org. For all other inquiries, please email publicprograms@nypl.org. For all other inquiries, please contact publicprograms@nypl.org.

ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing accessibility@nypl.org.

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Wachenheim Trustees Room (2nd Floor) The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 42nd Street & 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10018