Kirby 100
Credit: Jack Kirby Museum & Research Center

Press Release

Jack Kirby, the co-creator of Captain America, The Avengers, X-Men, Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, and many other pop culture icons,  played an indispensable role in the emergence of comics as an art form. Kirby is to comics what Hitchcock or Spielberg are to movies, Babe Ruth is to baseball, or The Beatles are to rock n' roll. Not only was Kirby incredibly prolific and influential, but he was an innovator whose work has come to define fantastic storytelling in comics and beyond.

To mark the 100th anniversary of Jack Kirby’s birth, the Jack Kirby Museum and Research Center will open a special, limited-engagement event, celebrating the life, legacy, and boundless creativity of the King of Comics. "Jack Kirby 100 Years" will take place at One Art Space, located at 23 Warren Street in New York City, from August 27-30.

Sunday, August 27th

Opening Celebration All Day from Noon through 7pm
3pm - "Explore Kirby Original Art" with Kirby Museum President Tom Kraft
5pm - Silent Auction starts (Please note: no original art will be offered). Telephone bids MAY be available. Stay tuned.
6pm - "What is the Jack Kirby Museum?" with Tom Kraft and Founding Trustee Rand Hoppe
7pm - Silent Auction ends.

Monday, August 28th
All Day Kirby 100 Celebration from Noon through 7pm
50% of all profits will go to Kirby4Heroes campaign for The Hero Initiative
6pm - "Jack Kirby - 100 Years" talk by Rand Hoppe

Tuesday, August 29th
Open from Noon through 7pm
Event schedule pending

Wednesday, August 30th
Open from Noon through 7pm
7pm - "The Science Fiction Work of Jack Kirby" talk by writer Adam McGovern with Rand Hoppe
Jack Kirby 100 Highlights Include:
Oversized reproductions of some of Kirby’s most famous work.
Opening reception/birthday party
A peek into the Museum’s digital archive, allowing fans access to thousands of pages of scanned art.
A gift shop featuring limited edition prints of Kirby artwork, books, t-shirts, and more.
Watch this space for more events!

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