Announcing two events to celebrate the publication of
The Joseph Cornell Box: Found Objects, Magical Worlds
by Joan Sommers and Ascha Drake

Saturday, May 5, 2007
Book signing and exhibition of student-made boxes
Blick Art Materials
Landmark Center, Fenway
401 Park Drive
Boston, MA 02215
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Saturday, May 5, 2007
Family Workshop and book signing
Peabody Essex Museum
East India Square
Salem, MA 01970-3783
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The following events are being held in conjunction with the Smithsonian American Art Museum's exhibition "Joseph Cornell: Navigating the Imagination." For more information, click on SAAM

On Stage with 21st Century Consort
Saturday, December 2, 2006 4 pm (lecture), 5 pm (concert)
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Selections by Richard Wernick and Paul Schoenfield and the premiere of the chamber version of James Primosch's Book of Hours recall Cornell's intricate work. To purchase tickets ($16 to $22), contact the Smithsonian Associates at (202) 357-3030 or visit

Reading with Author Charles Simic
Sunday, December 10, 2006 3 pm
Charles Simic, author of Dime-Store Alchemy: The Art of Joseph Cornell, explores the life and work of Cornell through his own poetry and quotations from other writers. A poet, essayist, and translator, Simic has published five books and received numerous awards including a Pulitzer Prize and a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. Book signing to follow.