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Press Release Fun: An Evening at the Met with Oliver Jeffers (and it’s free)

Free Lecture

An Evening with Oliver Jeffers
Friday, August 16, 6:00–7:30 p.m.
Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Uris Center for Education, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Join award-winning artist Oliver Jeffers for a presentation about his creative journey, his work in various formats, and exciting upcoming projects. Meet the artist and explore the Museum until it closes at 9:00 p.m.

From figurative painting, collage, and installation art to illustration and picture book–making, Oliver Jeffers’s practice takes many forms. His distinctive paintings have been exhibited in multiple museums, including the National Portrait Gallery in London and the Brooklyn Museum in New York. HarperCollins UK and Penguin USA publish his picture books—now translated into over thirty languages—including The Incredible Book Eating Boy and the New York Times bestsellers Stuck and This Moose Belongs to Me. Working in collaboration with Studio AKA, Oliver developed his second book, Lost and Found, into an animated short film, which has received over sixty awards including a BAFTA for Best Animated Short Film. Oliver won an Emmy in 2010 for his collaborative work with artist and filmmaker Mac Premo. He has made art for Newsweek, the New York Times, United Airlines, TED, and Nintendo, and has illustrated a number of chapter books. Oliver grew up and was educated in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

To register, please use the online registration form.

Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Direct any questions to

This event is made possible by the Friends of Watson Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Please note the event is free with museum admission, but registration is required. 

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.