Salon de Fleurus - From the Autobiography of Alice B.Toklas (detail). Courtesy of the Salon de Fleurus, New York

A Salon de Fleurus Salon

Thursday, October 11, 2012, 6:00 p.m.

Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

For two decades, Salon de Fleurus has quietly kept its doors open in New York, defying definitions while fascinating visitors. Oscillating between a museum and a domestic space, Salon de Fleurus functions as an intimate cabinet of wonder for modern art. As part of this tribute to Salon de Fleurus, a number of prominent artists and writers will share their first encounters of the space. Participants include Laurent Binet, writer and essayist; Andrea Geyer, artist; Kim Levin, art critic and curator; Jean-Marc Levy-Leblond, physicist and editor; Lawrence Weschler, writer, editor, and professor; and others. Ana Janevski, Associate Curator, Department of Media, MoMA, moderates. For many years Salon de Fleurus has been supported by the Metabolic Studio and the Museum of Jurassic Technology. This evening launches the fourth edition of Walls and Bridges, a program set in various cultural institutions in New York and organized by Villa Gillet, a cultural institution based in Lyon, France.

For more information about the Salon, please e-mail fleurus@verizon.net.

Tickets ($10; $8 members and corporate members; $5 students, seniors and staff of other museums) can be purchased online or at the information desk, the Film desk after 4:00 p.m., or at the Education and Research Building reception desk on the day of the program.

To pick up tickets purchased online, proceed to the Education and Research Building reception desk at 4 West 54 Street beginning at noon on the day of the program.