The Weingrow Collection of Avant-Garde Art and Literature at Hofstra University

An introduction to one of the finest rare art book collections in the world with some thoughts on the art of collecting. In Memory of Philip Kaplan and Howard and Muriel Weingrow.


SpeakerBarbara Lekatsas is Professor of Comparative Literature in the Department of Comparative Literature, Languages and Linguistics. She was director of the Weingrow Collection at Hofstra for over a decade. Her most recent essay, "At the periphery lies the centre: women artists and the legacy of surrealism--the case of Ithell Colquhoun and Camille Billops," is chapter one in Postdisciplinary Knowledge, edited by Tomas Pernecky and published by Routledge in 2020.


ModeratorJohn Krapp is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and chairs the Department of Comparative Literature, Languages and Linguistics. His teaching and writing explore aesthetic representations of philosophical ideas.

Date: Monday, June 15, 2020

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Virtual Event; Advance registration required.

Please register using the RSVP for this Event link. Registrants will be sent an event link to attend prior to the event. 

Free and open to the public.


(1985). Cover design by Machteld Appel.


Monday, June 15, 2020



Hofstra University Virtual Event
Offered online
Hempstead, NY 11549-1000


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