To the Editors:
Readers may be interested to know that there will be a conference, “On Meyer Schapiro,” to celebrate the publication of Meyer Schapiro Abroad: Letters to Lillian and Travel Notebooks, excerpts from which were recently published in these pages [“Among Noble Monks,” NYR, December 18, 2008]. The conference will be held at Columbia University on Friday, January 30, from 2 to 5 PM in the Rosenthal Auditorium, 501 Schermerhorn Hall. It will be followed by a reception in the Kempner Gallery of Butler Library, which will feature an exhibition of pages from Meyer Schapiro’s travel notebooks (1926–1927).
Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History
New York City
January 15, 2009