Past Events

01/09/2019 - 6:00pm

Author Ted Fox will be in conversation with illustrator Hames Otis Smith to discuss the legends behind Showtime at the Apollo: The Epic Tale of Harlem’s Legendary Theater.  This graphic novel adaptation of brings to life the theater's legendary significance to music history, African American history, and the culture of New York City.

01/06/2019 - 3:00pm


Performs for


the Music Series at Rizzoli Bookstore

Sunday, January 6th, 2019 – 3pm


1133 Broadway (25th - 26th Streets), New York City

A rare semi-private performance of NYC's most exciting large ensemble will launch the second year of Rizzoli Music Aperitivo.  

The Michael Leonhart Orchestra is a powerhouse and eclectic live ensemble in the spirit of Frank Zappa, Charles Mingus and Gil Evans. The orchestra features a magical blend of unique improvisers and world class ensemble players who play or have played for stars like David Bowie, David Byne or Caetano Veloso and bands such as Steely Dan, Sharon Jones & the Dap-kings, the Mingus Big Band, Maria Schneider’s Orchestra, the Tonight Show Band (Roots) and other musicians from the NY/Brooklyn jazz/soul/studio scene.

The MLO will be performing music from the recent Sunnyside records release “The Painted Lady Suite”, praised as “A seductive record that finds a balance between magnificence and melancholy” by the New York Times. The Painted Lady Suite is inspired by the butterfly of the same name. While Leonhart was initially attracted to its flamboyant coloration and wing ornamentation, it was the butterfly’s incredible migration, which spans over six generations and 9,000 miles — twice that of the Monarch butterfly, that sparked his imagination.

Other featured members of the orchestra will be:

Donny McCaslin - tenor sax;  Nels Cline – guitar; Steven Bernstein - trumpet; John Ellis – tenor sax; Philip Dizack - trumpet; Carter Yasutake – trumpet; Jordan McClean – trumpet; Ray Mason – trombone;  Jason Marshall – bari sax; Joe Martin - bass; Kevin Raczka – drums; Elizabeth Pupo-Walker – percussion; Robbie Mangano – guitar; Al Street – guitar; Sara Schoenbeck – bassoon; Nathan Koci - accordion; Pauline Kim – violin; Trevor Exter - cello

 Michael Leonhart is a Grammy-winning multi-hyphenate: trumpeter, composer, producer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. As a trumpeter, Michael has performed with rock legends Steely Dan since 1996, recording two albums with them, including 2000's four-time Grammy winning Album of the Year, Two Against Nature, on which he was a featured soloist, arranger and conductor.  He also appears on Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ Grammy-winning 2016 Record of the Year, “Uptown Funk.”  Michael has composed music for stage and screen, including a song for Meryl Streep, whose performance he directed on the Decca soundtrack album Songs of Lahore. Leonhart recently composed music for the score to Rockstar Games “Red Dead Redemption 2”.  Follow the Michael Leonhart Orchestra on Facebook and Instagram

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 Tickets may be purchased at the door for $20 and include complimentary prosecco.


12/15/2018 - 6:00pm

Saturday December 15th


Join us for a talk and wine tasting with author Filippo Bartollota

To celebrate the publication of

Di Che Vino Sei?


Come discover your wine archetype with wine journalist and Sommelier Filippo Bartolotta!   Filippo will be presenting his book Di che vino sei as part of the Amazing Wine Journey American Road Show 2019.* After the presentation guests will have an opportunity to taste their wine archetype and the nine fine Italian wines taking part in the Road Show.

About the author: Filippo Bartolotta is a wine educator, speaker and professional sommelier.

*Presentation will be in English





12/12/2018 - 6:00pm

A stunning tour of the work of internationally known architect Daniel Libeskind and an investigation of a master artist's creative process. Daniel Libeskind is one of the foremost architects of our time, a self-proclaimed rebel celebrated for innovative, site-conscious designs, including the Jewish Museum Berlin and New York's World Trade Center Redevelopment He has also emerged as one of architecture's most visible public ambassadors In Edge of Order, Libeskind opens the door to his unique creative process, guiding us through a selection of his projects never before collected--both built and unrealized, major commissions and unexpected favorites--and revealing how he arrived at their designs through text and a rich array of visuals, including drawings, plans, and photographs With a voracious appetite for culture and history, and an encyclopedic memory, Libeskind draws on everything from Greek mythology to Emily Dickinson to the Marx Brothers to explain the way he thinks about buildings and cities Far more than a monograph, Edge of Order is both an essential document of Libeskind's remarkable career and an intimate portrait of an artist that will encourage creative people in any field to discover new points of inspiration.

12/11/2018 - 6:00pm

Today, with the advent of "millennial pink, " the color formerly associated with Barbie has acquired a new identity Nor is this the first time the symbolism of pink has been radically transformed In collaboration with a major exhibition at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, curator and fashion historian Valerie Steele explores the history and significance of pink in fashion, art, and culture from the eighteenth century to the present.Steele and her co-authors tell the whole story of this controversial color, emphasizing how its meanings changed throughout the centuries and across the globe, in cultures as diverse as France, India, Japan, Mexico, and the United States In eighteenth-century France, men and women alike wore pink, which was a fashionably "new" color A century later, however, pink had become feminized and eroticized in the West. Pink is beautifully illustrated, with images of stunning pink fashions given context by photographs, advertisements, and works of art It features essays by scholars across the disciplines, giving readers access to a wealth of research into subjects as diverse as Hollywood movies and the symbolism of the pink triangle This book will appeal to those interested in fashion and culture, as well as those who love pink.

12/09/2018 - 5:00pm


Sunday December 9th at 5:00 pm
Join us for a special talk and presentation by Jonathan Kane
to celebrate Art Kane. Harlem 1958.
Jonathan will be in conversation with Nate Chinen of WBGO.

Art Kane. Harlem 1958 marks the 60th anniversary of one of the most celebrated images in American history. Now commonly known as A Great Day in Harlem, the famous shot of 57 jazz musicians gathered outside a brownstone in New York is one of the most imitated images in popular culture, by one of the world's greatest photographers.

This book is a visual history of an iconic image including, for the first time, virtually every single frame from the historic shoot. With original text by Art Kane, forewords by Quincy Jones, the legendary Benny Golson, who appears in the photo, and an introduction by Kane's son, musician and photographer Jonathan Kane, the 168-page hardback volume is the story behind the shot.
To read a review of Art Kane. Harlem 1958 in The New York Times, please click here.
About the author: Jonathan Kane began his career as the 15 year old drummer of the Kane Bros. Blues Band, touring the US opening for blues legends Muddy Waters, James Cotton, Willie Dixon and others. After studying at Berklee College of Music, he entered the NYC Downtown Music scene. He co-founded the experimental rock band Swans in 1981, and has toured internationally and recorded over 60 records with La Monte Young’s Forever Bad Blues Band, Rhys Chatham’s 100 Electric Guitar Orchestra, Transmission, Dave Soldier, The  Kropotkins, Soldier Kane, Tony Hymas, Elliott Sharp, Gary Lucas, Jean-François Pauvros, and as leader of his own maximalist blues drone band Jonathan Kane’s February. He is also a photographer and photo editor. 

About Nate Chinen: Nate Chinen joined WBGO as the Director of Editorial Content at the start of 2017.  In addition to overseeing a range of coverage at, he works closely with programs including Jazz Night in America and The Checkout, and contributes to a range of programming on NPR. Before joining the WBGO team. Chinen spent nearly a dozen years as a jazz and pop critic for the New York Times. He also wrote a long-running monthly column and assorted features for JazzTimes. 


"I cannot envision a more beautiful parallel for jazz and art in general; in the moment, you may not realize the impact that you have through your creations, but as this photo demonstrates, the effect and significance will outlast any lifetime. Not only is this photo important to the people in it, but it should be a reminder of where we need to be: together."  Quincy Jones


12/08/2018 - 5:30pm
Perform for 

RIZZOLI MUSIC APERITIVO, the Music Series at Rizzoli


Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 5:30pm
1133 Broadway (25th - 26th Streets), New York City

A very rare NYC pop-up concert by the in-demand Ahn Trio marks the end of the first year of the Rizzoli Music Aperitivo.  

Hailed as "exacting and exciting musicians" by the LA Times, the Ahn Trio is made up of three Juilliard-trained Korean-American sisters, pianist Lucia, violinist Angella, and cellist Maria. The Trio has released 9 critically acclaimed albums on EMI Classics, Sony, and Warner. Their ever-evolving vision of being a 21st century musician, and wideranging collaborations with modern dance companies including a B-boy dance company, film directors, rock bands, DJs, singers, and more led to the nickname "Classical revolutionaries" given to them by New York Newsday. Pat Methenyand other luminary composers such as Michael NymanMaurice JarreKenji BunchMark BaechleMark O'ConnorDJ SpookyChiel Meijering - among others - have written music for them.
In 2011 President Obama invited Ahn Trio to perform at the White House. The Ahns have performed at the prestigious TED conference and was the only classical group to be invited to perform at iTunes Festival 2008 in London. Ahn Trio's album Lullaby for My Favorite Insomniac released by Sony, was No. 8 in the Billboard Charts for 26 weeks. Their Dvorak, Suk, and Shostakovich album on EMI won Germany's prestigious ECHO Award. People Magazine selected the sisters three of 50 Most Beautiful People in 2003. Their unique approach to music has taken the sisters to Buenos Aires' Teatro Colon, Vienna's Musikverein, New York's Lincoln Center, Leipzig's Gewandhaus, Beijing's Concert Hall, Istanbul's Aya Irini in Topkapi Palace, to over 30 countries and every state in America. Ahn Trio released their latest album BLUE in 2017 showcasing their wide-ranging interests and influences. The programme for the concert will feature music from BLUE and other releases from the Ahn Trio's wide-ranging discography.
To discover the music of the Ahn Trio check out the playlist prepared by Mondo Jazz at this link.
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.
12/05/2018 - 6:00pm
12/04/2018 - 6:00pm
Rizzoli New York invites you to an evening with architect Mark Foster Gage to toast his new book, Projects and Provocations.  Mark will be in conversation with Michael Young and Ferda Kolatan.
12/03/2018 - 6:00pm
Author Meredeith Ochs, author of Rock-and-Roll Woman: The 50 Fiercest Female Rockers will be in conversation with Lincoln Center's Jill Sternheimer.  Join us to celebrate women who rock with this fully illustrated tribute to 50 iconic female musicians and bands.
11/29/2018 - 6:00pm
Author Wendy Moonan will be in conversation with decorators Katie Leede and Alex Papachristidis and architect Alex Gorlin to celebrate New York Splendor: The City's Most Memorable Rooms. This selection of interiors is about the "wow" factor--New York residential spaces that elicit gasps of pleasure and surprise when first seen. 
11/28/2018 - 6:00pm
A talk with journalist and author Yoshimi Hasegawa to launch Italian Tailoring: A Glimpse into the World of Sartorial MastersItalian Tailoring leads the reader on a journey through Italy, from north to south, in search of the haute tailoring and the practitioners who have shaped the world-famous Italian style
11/27/2018 - 6:00pm

A talk and book signing with Todd Merrill to celebrate Modern Americana Expanded Edition. An expanded edition of the successful Modern Americana, this new book will bring a new audience to some of the most American-designed and produced furniture in design history.

11/26/2018 - 6:00pm

 Monday, November 26th 


Join us for a book signing with legendary photographer Steve McCurry to celebrate his new book, Steve McCurry: A Life in Pictures. Miss Rosen will be in-discussion with Steve before the signing begins. She is a New York-based journalist specializing in art, photography, and culture.



The biggest and most comprehensive volume on Steve McCurry published to date and the final word on forty years of McCurry’s incredible work. Written and compiled by Bonnie McCurry, Steve’s sister and President of the McCurry Foundation, Steve McCurry: A Life in Pictures is the ultimate book of McCurry’s images and his approach to photography.


The book brings together all of McCurry’s key adventures and influences, from his very first journalistic images taken in the aftermath of the 1977 Johnstown floods, to his breakthrough journey into Afghanistan hidden among the mujahideen, his many travels across India and Pakistan, his coverage of the destruction of the 1991 Gulf War and the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York, up to his most-recent work. Totaling over 350 images, the selection of photographs includes his best-known shots as well as over 100 previously unpublished images. Also included are personal notes, telegrams, and visual ephemera from his travels and assignments, all accompanied by Bonnie McCurry’s authoritative text – drawn from her unique relationship with Steve – as well as reflections from many of Steve’s friends and colleagues.


Steve McCurry: A Life in Pictures is the complete, definitive volume on McCurry.

11/19/2018 - 6:00pm
11/15/2018 - 6:00pm

Join us to celebrate Congo Tales: Told by the People of Mbomo with photographer Pieter Henket. In this stunning photographic series, Pieter Henket presents images of the children of Odzala-Kokoua telling the oral history of the Congo. Shot over the course of a month, Henket documented the children of this remote region as they acted out a series of myths-- about their tribes, their landscape, and the animals and plants that they live among.

11/14/2018 - 6:00pm


John Phibbs invites you to join him for a talk at Rizzoli Bookstore

1133 Broadway, New York Wednesday 14th November at 6.00 pm

After the American War of Independence came the French Revolution, and after that Napoleon Bonaparte. Somehow Britain emerged from these struggles to become a world power, but the landscapes that the great and good created around their country houses were anything but grandiose and a million miles away from the formality of Versailles. Instead they looked like creations of nature, untouched by human hand. In this talk John Phibbs MBE will explore the work of the two greatest landscape gardeners of the day: Lancelot 'Capability' Brown (1716-1783) and his successor, Humphry Repton (1752-1818), and the revolution that they in turn engineered. If Brown invented the English park, then to Repton falls the honour of the English Garden: from the vast forms that Brown revealed in parkland to the scents, sights and sounds of Repton's gardens of sensation - it was a time of rapid change and new thinking. Everything was possible - in the words of William Wordsworth 'Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive'.

Come and join us and bring a little Spring into the dark days of November.

6.00 pm Welcome reception

6.30 pm Talk

7.15 pm Questions, mixing & mingling.

8.00 pm Carriages

Please rsvp to

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.

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