1:00 PM13:00

The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt With Ken Krimstein and Dave Kelly at Comix Revolution in Evanston

As part of the Evanston Literary Festival, Ken Krimstein, a cartoonist regularly featured in The New Yorker, appears to discuss his new graphic novel, "The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt". Interviewed by So What? Press publisher Dave Kelly with a book signing to follow. Krimstein’s book is the subject of a current exhibit at the Spertus Institute in Chicago.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

  • 1:00 PM  2:00 PM

  • Comix Revolution606 Davis StreetEvanston, Illinois (map)

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to Aug 18

Art Exhibition at Spertus Institute: The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt

Step into cartoonist Ken Krimstein’s page-turning graphic biography of Hannah Arendt, one of the greats of twentieth century philosophy. 

Extended through August 18!

“The astounding life of a 20th-century original told by a skillful cartoonist frolicking in long form”—Kirkus (Starred Review)

“Depicts Arendt in a way no other book has—makes us feel the passion of her thinking”—The Forward

“Remarkable”—The Chicago Reader

See original illustrations, sketches, and artwork from Ken Krimstein's The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt (Bloomsbury 2018). Eavesdrop on the freewheeling conversations of Jewish intellectual life in pre-WWII Europe, populated with the artists, writers, and thinkers Arendt encounters—including Marc Chagall, Marlene Dietrich, Walter Benjamin, Albert Einstein, and Sigmund Freud. Then explore Krimstein’s portrayal of Arendt’s complicated and courageous choices during some of history’s darkest days.

By unconventionally using graphic non-fiction to illustrate a world of ideas, Krimstein brings urgency to Arendt’s struggle to find meaning. Consistent with the goals of Spertus Institute’s Ground Level Arts Lab, The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt creatively introduces a key chapter of the Jewish experience and shines a spotlight on its relevance for today.

Ground Level Arts Lab Exhibition Hours 
Sunday 10 am–5 pm 
Monday–Wednesday 9 am–5 pm 
Thursday 9 am–6 pm 
Friday 9 am–3 pm 
Closed Saturdays and Jewish and secular holidays.

Admission is free.

Group Visits
Due to the intimate nature of the Ground Level Arts Lab, we ask that those planning to visit with groups of ten or more fill out a short form to ensure we can accomodate you in the space. While we look forward to you visiting and enjoying the exhibition, notifiying us at least one week in advance is required. GROUP VISIT FORM >

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7:00 PM19:00

New York Launch Event & Roz Chast + Ken Krimstein Discussion

Ken Krimstein's graphic novel The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt: A Tyranny of Truth will launch officially in bookstores September 25th (in select stores) and until Thursday, September 27th, you can pre-order on Amazon. We hope you will join us at our New York launch event, where Ken will not only chat, draw and sign books, but also chat discuss Hannah Arendt with Roz Chast.

This event if free and we hope to see you there!

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6:30 PM18:30

Chicago Book Launch Event and Donna Seaman Interview

Ken Krimstein's graphic novel The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt: A Tyranny of Truth will launch officially in bookstores this week (until Thursday you can pre-order on Amazon). We hope you will join us at this event, where Ken will chat, draw and sign books!

Event ticket: $12 (includes access for a second visit to the museum)

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7:00 PM19:00

Anderson's Bookshop Launch Celebration and Signing

Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville hosts author Ken Krimstein celebrating his new non-fiction title, The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt. This event is free and open to the public. To join the booksigning line, please purchase the author’s featured book at the Anderson’s Bookshop.

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