Past Events

11/13/2018 - 6:00pm

Join us for a conversation between Steven Holl and Wendy Goodman to celebrate the publication of Steven Holl: Seven Houses. This book offers the reader unprecedented access to the thought processes and work of this groundbreaking, cutting-edge architect through his own words and watercolors--and more than 100 photographs.

11/12/2018 - 6:00pm

A panel with author Tish JettTeri Agins, and Lesley Seymour to discuss Living Forever Chic: Frenchwomen's Timeless Secrets for Everyday Elegance, Gracious Entertaining, and Enduring Allure. A special drawing will follow the talk, featuring the French luxury goods and services featured in the book.

11/10/2018 - 3:00pm

Illustrator and author Megan Hess presents her latest book Iconic: The Masters of Italian Fashion. Filled with Megan's stunning illustrations of some of the most well-known and fabulous outfits, from suits to swimwear to haute couture gowns, Iconic is a celebration of one of the world's most important fashion destinations.

11/09/2018 - 6:00pm
Jane Ira Bloom
Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson
Live at Rizzoli Bookstore, NYC

Friday 9 November 2018 - 6pm

1133 Broadway (btw 25th and 26th st.)

Jane Ira Bloom   soprano sax

Dawn Clement   keyboard

Mark Helias   bass

Deborah Rush   spoken word

21st-century soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom reimagines the poetry of 19th-century visionary Emily Dickinson.

Award winning soprano saxophonist/composer Jane Ira Bloom presents “Wild Lines,” her project for jazz quartet and spoken word, inspired by the poetry of Emily Dickinson, which is featured on her latest album "Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson". Bloom’s reimagining of Dickinson was ignited when she learned that the poet was a pianist and improviser, reaffirming Bloom’s intuitive connection to the jazz-like quality of Dickinson’s writing. Bloom  was inspired by the “extraordinary vitality” and “the felt improvisatory impulse” in Dickinson’s language, a transcendent bond linking the poetic art of Bloom’s 19th century muse with the lyrical saxophonist and composer’s own poetically imaginative, wild lines and creative 21st century music. “Even though I don’t always understand her, I always felt that Emily used words the way jazz musicians use notes.”

The performance will feature poetry recitation from actress Deborah Rush which will echo and intermingle with music performed by Jane Ira Bloom, Dawn Clement (piano), and Mark Helias (bass).  

 Rizzoli Music Aperitivo is sponsored by Mionetto Prosecco and curated by Mondo Jazz, the weekly Radio Free Brooklyn show dedicated to international jazz.

Please rsvp to or simply reply to this email. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $20 and include complimentary prosecco. 
11/08/2018 - 6:00pm

A talk and book signing to celebrate The Nature of Home: Creating Timeless Houses and American Originals.  Jill Cohen will moderate a discussion between architect Jeffrey Dungan and photographer William Abranowicz.

Following in the tradition of populist architects Gil Schafer and Bobby McAlpine, Jeffrey Dungan designs new traditional houses for today—houses with clean lines, made with stone and wood, that carry an air of lasting beauty and that are made to be handed on to future generations. 

Who are the American Originals? They are photographer William Abranowicz’s pantheon of extraordinary subjects—painters, poets, rock stars, designers, tastemakers, politicians, performers—for whom the home represents the ultimate canvas of self-expression.  American Originals is sure to be an essential source of inspiration not only for interior design but also for ways of living authentically and creatively in the modern world.

11/07/2018 - 6:00pm

A talk and book signing to celebrate Frederic Church's Olana on the Hudson: Art, Landscape, Architecture. This book gives an in-depth look inside Olana, one of America's greatest estates, which was designed and built by Frederic Church, the most renowned of the Hudson River School painters.

11/06/2018 - 6:00pm

You are invited to a discussion and celebration of the release of Tyler Green's Carleton Watkins: Making the West American. This book will fascinate anyone interested in American history, the West, and how art and artists impacted the development of American ideas, industry, landscape, conservation, and politics.

11/01/2018 - 6:00pm

Join us for a conversation between Nathalie Peigney, Author, and Jessica Matlin, Beauty Director, Harper's Bazaar to celebrate the publication of Sophie the Parisian: Style Tips from a True Parisian Woman. Dedicated to all women who recognize Frenchwomen as genuine style models, this book is an appealing, pocket-size guide to French style and glamour, with 100 practical and concrete tips and delightful photos and sketches.

10/30/2018 - 6:00pm

Author Cary McClelland will be in conversation with Sarah Burns to celebrate the launch of Silicon City: San Francisco in the Long Shadow of the Valley.


San Francisco is changing at warp speed. Famously home to artists and activists, and known as the birthplace of the Beats, the Black Panthers, and the LGBTQ moSan Francisco is changing at warp speed. Famously home to artists and activists, and known as the birthplace of the Beats, the Black Panthers, and the LGBTQ movement, in recent decades the Bay Area has been reshaped by Silicon Valley, the engine of the new American economy. The richer the region gets, the more unequal and less diverse it becomes, and cracks in the city’s facade—rapid gentrification, an epidemic of evictions, rising crime, atrophied public institutions—have started to show.

Inspired by Studs Terkel’s classic works of oral history, writer and filmmaker Cary McClelland spent several years interviewing people at the epicenter of the recent change, from venture capitalists and coders to politicians and protesters, from native sons and daughters to the city’s newest arrivals. The crisp and vivid stories of Silicon City’s diverse cast capture San Francisco as never before.

Silicon City masterfully weaves together a candid conversation across a divided community to create a dynamic portrait of a beloved city—and a cautionary tale for the entire country.


Cary McClelland is a writer, filmmaker, lawyer, and rights advocate whose work has taken him around the world. He met his wife in San Francisco, where they settled down and built their first home. They now live in Brooklyn with their son.

10/29/2018 - 6:00pm

Turning thirty is a major milestone for anyone. For Jedidiah Jenkins it was the start of an extraordinary journey. Terrified of falling into a routine existence and the regrets that come with adulthood, he quit his dream job and spent sixteen months traveling 14,000 miles from Oregon to Patagonia by bicycle. 

Jenkins’s physical adventure was matched only by his emotional motivation. Raised as an evangelical Christian, he spent his twenties trying to fit his sexuality into his faith without losing his connection to either. But after a decade of this struggle, Jenkins lost only himself. As he approached his thirtieth birthday, he announced his resignation from his job and—despite having no experience or training for a trip of this magnitude—his intention to cycle to Patagonia


Jenkins chronicled the trip on Instagram, where his photos and profound reflections on life and spirituality quickly attracted hundreds of thousands of followers and the attention of national media, from National Geographic to The Paris Review.


Now, in his unflinchingly honest memoir, TO SHAKE THE SLEEPING SELF: A Journey from Oregon to Patagonia, and a Quest for a Life with No Regret (Convergent; on sale October 2, 2018), Jenkins narrates the raw and deeply personal journey that started it all: the people and places he encountered on his way to the bottom of the world, the inner turmoil that prompted his trek, and his commitment to holding himself accountable for achieving his goal. As he traverses cities, mountains, and more, Jed grapples with the questions of what it means to be an adult, reconciling his identity with his upbringing and his belief in travel’s ability to “wake us up” to the wonder we often fail to see in our lives.


A soul-stirring read for the dreamer in each of us—and a testament to the power of speaking those dreams into existence—TO SHAKE THE SLEEPING SELF is an unforgettable reflection on adventure, identity, and a life lived without regret.

10/25/2018 - 6:00pm

Mistral: The Legendary Wind of Provence is a portrait of Provence seen through its fierce wind. Cobb spent years chasing this capricious force of nature, challenging herself to photograph the invisible. As she became sensitive to its rhythms and effects, Cobb realized the mistral was not just a weather phenomenon, it was an integral part of the fabric of Provençal life. It was everywhere, yet always unseen.


Photographer Rachel Cobb’s work has been widely published in publications such as in The New YorkerThe New York Times MagazineTime, and international publications, and she has exhibited in one-man and group shows across the U.S. and in France


Bill Buford is the former fiction editor of The New Yorker, and author of HeatIconic Dishes (with Daniel Boulud), and Among the Thugs.   His forthcoming book Dirt, about training to be a French chef in Lyon, will be published by Knopf.

10/23/2018 - 6:30pm
10/21/2018 - 5:00pm
Yacine Boulares and Vincent Segal

Live at Rizzoli Bookstore, NYC

Sunday 21 October 2018 - 5pm

1133 Broadway (btw 25th and 26th st.)

In a special duo show, Yacine Boulares and Vincent Segal will present music from Suites for Abu Sadiya along with readings of poems and songs from the Tunisian Stambeli tradition.  
In 2014 Brooklyn based French-Tunisian saxophonist Yacine Boulares met French cellist Vincent Segal on the recording of Placido Domingo's intimate album Encanto del Mar and they decided to work together on a new project reimagining the forgotten Stambeli repertoire. Stambeli is a healing trance music created by the descendants of Sub-Saharan slaves brought to Tunisia. Boulares and Segal's original compositions form a series of variations on the legend of the hunter Abu Sadiya. In his wandering search for his enslaved daughter, Abu Sadiya danced and sang his sorrow in the streets of Tunis thus becoming the first musician of Stambeli and personifying the memory of Sub-Saharan slaves in Tunisia.

To listen to a preview playlist of next week's concert please click here!

Rizzoli Music Aperitivo is sponsored by Mionetto Prosecco and curated by Mondo Jazz, the weekly Radio Free Brooklyn show dedicated to international jazz.

Please rsvp to or simply reply to this email. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $20 and include complimentary prosecco.

Yacine Boulares is a New York based, French-Tunisian saxophonist, clarinetist and composer. After graduating with a BA in Philosophy he decided to take a year off to respond to the urge to play music. After winning the Esprit Jazz Festival Competition in Paris and studying at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique, he was granted a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary music, where he studied with the likes of Chris Cheek, Donny Mc Caslin, Reggie Workman. In 2014 he was part of an intimate band picked by producer and arranger Robert Sadin to accompany Opera legend Placido Domingo on his remarkable record Encanto Del Mar. In 2015 he released the widely acclaimed album "Ajoyo", a mystic brew of African tradition, jazz and soul. In the meantime, Yacine continues to play as a sideman both in the jazz repertoire with the likes of Sheila Jordan, Theo Bleckman, Becca Stevens and Senri Oe.

French cellist Vincent Ségal studied at the National Music Academy of Lyon and the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada. He is world-renowned for his eclectism and for his prestigious collaborations and very original projects. He has worked with, among others, StingElvis CostelloCesaria EvoraCarlinhos BrownBlackalicious, and the French reggae band Tryo. In 1986 he and Cyril Atef formed the downtempo electronica duo band Bumcello that won the Victoires de la Musique award and was named Electronic artist of the year in 2006. In the past decade he has been very active in his duo with the Malian kora master Ballaké Sissoko.

10/19/2018 - 6:00pm

 A book signing with John Waters to celebrate the release of John Waters: Indecent Exposure, a catalogue to the exhibition now on view at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

This richly illustrated book explores themes including the artist's childhood and identity; Pop culture and the movie business; Waters's satirical take on the contemporary art world; and the transgressive power of images. The catalogue features essays by BMA Senior Curator of Contemporary Art Kristen Hileman; art historian and activist Jonathan David Katz; critic, curator, and artist Robert Storr; as well as an interview with Waters by photographer Wolfgang Tillmans.

John Waters is a visual artist whose work has been shown in galleries all over the world and the author of 8 books including Shock Value and Make Trouble.  He has written and directed sixteen movies including Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, and A Dirty Shame.

10/19/2018 - 12:00pm
Join us to experience the most interactive coffee table book in the world!  Author and photographer Jimmy Nelson will present and sign his new book, Homage to Humanity.  Prepare to be transported all over the world with Jimmy as he fulfills his lifelong dream of creating awareness about the world’s diversity by photographing its indigenous peoples.
10/17/2018 - 6:00pm

Tara Donovan will be in conversation with curator Nora Burnett Abrams to celebrate her new monograph Tara Donovan: Fieldwork, published in conjunction with her retrospective at MCA Denver.

MacArthur "genius" grant recipient Tara Donovan's otherworldly sculptures have transfixed audiences for over a decade. Taking mundane materials and through clever craftsmanship, ingenuity, and repeated manipulation, the artist builds large-scale works made of rubber bands, plastic tubing, and paper plates into objects that evoke the natural world or other organic material. This volume--which accompanies a major exhibition at MCA Denver--features an expansive selection of her most significant works to date, including sculpture, drawings, works on paper, and site-responsive installations. This exhibition will be the first time that Donovan's wall-based and freestanding objects will be installed together, in order to understand fully how the artist conceptualizes her complex work.

10/16/2018 - 6:00pm

Rose Levy Bernanbaum will be talking with Gramercy Tavern pastry chef Miro Uskokovic about her new book Rose's Baking Basics.

The ultimate baking book for everyone from best-sellingauthor and "diva of desserts" Rose Levy Beranbaum

In this book of no-fuss recipes everyone should know, trusted baking expert Rose Levy Beranbaum guides you through every recipe for can't-fail results--with a streamlined, simplified approach and more than 600 mouthwatering and instructive photos. Whether you're a baking enthusiast or just want to whip up the occasional treat, you will be able to easily make perfect brownies, banana bread, holiday pies, birthday cakes, homemade bread, and more, with recipes including: Chocolate Sheet Cake with Ganache Frosting, Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprints, Beer Bread, Apple Walnut Muffins, Peach Cobbler, Milk Chocolate Caramel Tart, and more. Throughout, Rose shares her unique tips and methods for unlocking the secrets to the best flavors and foolproof results, for a treasury of essential recipes you'll use forever.

10/15/2018 - 6:30pm

Join us for a presentation and signing of Performance Now with author Roselee Goldberg, theater director Ivo van Hove, and New York Times art critic Jason Farago.

This major survey charts the development of live art across six continents since the turn of the twenty- first century, revealing how it has become an increasingly essential vehicle for communicating ideas across the globe in the new millennium.

Performance Now offers an unprecedented illustrated survey of this temporal medium which is notoriously hard to document, written by respected curator, art historian, and critic RoseLee Goldberg. Six chapters cover different themes of performance art, such as beauty, global citizenship, and activism, as well as its intersection with other media including film and technology, dance, theater and architecture--interspersed with illustrated profiles of some of the world's best-known performance artists, including Maria Abromavic, Matthew Barney, and Laurie Simmons. Extended captions assess the importance of specific works in context.

At once a wonderful introduction to the medium and a must-have sourcebook for fans, Performance Now is the go-to reference for artists, students, and historians as well as lovers of avant-garde theater and film.

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